Mercedes-Benz updated the CLA for the 2015MY and the first thing that caught our attention is that the CLA 220 CDI is now more powerful. Of course, it is not a big number, only 5 kw for a total of 130 kW or 177 hp and 350 Nm of torque, but us enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.2 seconds, with a top speed limited at 232 km/h or 144 mph.
Fuel consumption of this model is 4.0 l/100 km, while CO2 emissions are 104 g/km. Moreover, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA 180 CDI has CO2 emissions of just 99 g/km. Other equipment and appointments for 2015MY CLA include a new option available for the sports models: the AMG 19-inch multi-spoke light-alloy wheels are available painted black and with high-sheen finish.
The interior is now available with an updated ambient lightning system that offers 12 colour schemes, while the trim is available in a satin-finish light brown poplar wood variant. Also for the interior there is a new optional 8-inch screen, while the Convenience Telephony is now able to connect in to high-speed LTE networks.
The Media Interface is offered as standard and allows the driver to connect Apple devices using the “Apple Lightning” interface. Keyless-Go is available as an option too and allows the driver to open, start and lock the vehicle just my carrying the electronic key.
When it comes to safety, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA is available with Collision Prevention Assist Plus system that extends the function of Collision Prevention Assist with the addition of autonomous partial braking.
According to Mercedes-Benz, the autonomous partial braking is able to reduce the risk of rear-end collisions. Furthermore, the Attention Assist system was upgraded and now operates between 60 and 200 km/h (37-124 mph) and uses a five-stage display to visualize the driver’s current attention level.
The new 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA reveals a strong dynamic design idiom with those magnificent athletic proportions. In addition, there is that interplay between the convex and concave surfaces. All of these give this four-door coupé that easily identifiable appearance. On a design level, the CLA has various details that show further development of the Mercedes-Benz CLS, a truly modern classic.
Looked at from the sides, the three prominent lines are what gives this model structure. There is that front structural edge over the wings which then flow to the rear section through a characteristic dropping line. The second is a more sinewy line which goes across the shoulder muscle on top of the rear axle. Meanwhile, the third feature line is one that stretches in a sweeping curve beginning in the front wheel going to the rear.
These three lines give the side profile dynamism and depth. Moving to the front, the most striking feature of this area is the diamond radiator grille and the bonnet having powerdomes fitted to it.
At the back of the headlamp cover glass are light modules and LEDs that have been positioned in a way that it gives the indicators and daytime driving lights that distinctive “flare effect.” This particular light signet not only defines the energetic look of this model but also shapes the new face of Mercedes.