2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

OVERALL RATING 3.9 of 5.0
  • Performance
    4.2 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.2 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.1 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    4.0 of 5.0
CarSession
10 Mar 2014
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To say Mercedes is a renowned manufacturer of state-of-the-art automobiles would be stating the obvious. The cars manufactured by this German automaker boast luxury, class and performance. The latest creation of Mercedes is sure to take the automobile market by storm. This is the all new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class; just a quick look tells you a lot about the car.

The car not only looks stylish but has a powerful engine. However, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class is not just a fast subcompact car. The interior is very comfortable and this makes the car a great everyday sedan. Of course, you can also take the occasional trip to the track and unleash its performance to its full potential. Let’s look at the features and specs of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class in detail:

Engine Specifications

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class engine is available in two main variants. The variants are similar in engine capacity and each of them is turbo charged. However, both the engines are cast in a different manner. Since the casting for both engines is different, one version is more powerful than the other while the basic configuration remains the same.

The engine of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class is a four cylinder engine. This engine has a capacity of 2.0-liters. The standard engine is rated to produce 208-horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles in under seven seconds. The top speed for this engine is 149 miles an hour. The performance specifications of this variant are impressive considering it’s a scaled down version.

The second variant of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class is the AMG. The engine configuration is exactly the same. However, this engine is rated to produce an amazing 355 horsepower. Not only that but the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class AMG can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a mere 4.5 seconds.

Interior Design

The cabin of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class is designed to be totally sound proof. Of course there will be a few road noises and sounds from the engine. The steering column is not hydraulic which makes it extremely responsive. The electric steering column used in the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class makes the cabin very quiet. In addition to this the independent suspension gives the car a comfortable drive.

If you opt for the standard variant, you will find the seats quite comfortable and similar to the bucket design. However, the AMG version of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class has sports bucket seats. These seats are designed to hold the driver firmly in place should you decide to make your way to the track with it. The cabin of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class looks something like an airplane cockpit.

Exterior Design

Of the best aspects of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class is its exterior design. To enhance its performance the car has been give incredible aerodynamics. The aerodynamics not only contributes towards the car’s speed but also its handling. Naturally the AMG version handles better than the standard one.

However, the aerodynamics for both the variants is similar. The AMG owes its better handling to the upgraded suspension system. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class overall has an aggressive look. Although it is a scaled down version, but the build quality, design and features definitely make it a Mercedes.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class is definitely a car worth buying. Not only is it laden with features that are found in a luxury Mercedes but it also comes at an amazingly affordable price. Of course if you want the AMG variant, the price tag is a bit heavier.