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Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is sleeker, more powerful than ever before

11 January 2019

We are excited that we introduced new products and technologies in the market including India's first BS VI vehicle two years ahead of the regulation, and also created new benchmark in the areas of customer service and retail experience, as underlined by the top ranking for Mercedes-Benz in the latest J.D. Power CSI & SSI studies.

The CLA is fitted with a decoupled multi-link rear suspension system, and adaptive damping is optional. Measuring in at 4,688 mm long, 1,830 mm wide and 1,439 mm tall, it's 48 mm longer, 53 mm wider and two mm shorter than the C117. As for wheels, the available range starts from standard fit 16-inch units right up to 19-inch models. The side windows appear narrower this time and the rear looks cleaner with smaller rear tail lights.

Also worth noting on the CLA are its new set of taillights and redesigned rear bumper that further highlight the car's sporiter character.

As well as being able to make sense of your health data, and make changes accordingly, the new vehicle also has a brand-new Interior Assistant feature that responds to your gestures, as well as a new and improved version of the voice-controlled MBUX infotainment system.

More engine options as well as an all-wheel drive configuration will be available once the all-new CLA-Class officially goes on sale. However, boot space capacity is slightly down with 460 litres on offer compared with 470 litres in the previous model. The all-new CLA-Class shares the same wheelbase as the all-new A-Class sedan and hatchback. The cabin lighting is all gesture-controlled, which is quite nifty.

Assistance systems found in the S-Class will also be used in this model, such as emergency stop assist, distance assist, active lane change, brake assist, lane keep assist and pre-safe plus.

Following closely were the Mercedes-Benz SUVs with 2,613 units sold, particularly by the locally produced Mercedes-Benz GLC 200 and GLC 250. The auto will be manufactured at Mercedes' Kecskemet plant in Hungary. Now, the drag coefficient is 0.23 which is quite an improvement considering previous version offers 0.22Cd and features significantly larger frontal area. The A-class sedan, in long-wheelbase guise, is expected to be brought to India instead and is expected to reach showrooms by the end of this year.

Mercedes performance arm AMG is also working on a range-topping CLA 45 model, featuring the most highly tuned, 421hp version of the M260 2.0-litre petrol engine.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is sleeker, more powerful than ever before