Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has introduced the new-generation CLA to meet domestic demands for the desirable premium, mid-size coupe. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA has classic coupe proportions: a high, stretched waistline, flat window surfaces and a long bonnet.

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Exterior-wise, the CLA now comes with AMG Line trimmings for a more exclusive presentation. Dynamic looks from all angles are ensured by the powerful AMG bodystyling comprising A-wing front apron with front splitter inserts, rear apron and side sill panels plus a diamond radiator grille with chrome pins and the twin-pipe exhaust system with chrome-plated tailpipe trim.

Chome trims are on tap on the front bumper and rear bumper (CLA 200) or black with Night package on the CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC. Further enhancing the aerodynamics of the CLA are a new AMG spoiler, a new diffuser insert. The top flight CLA 45 takes on AMG aerodynamics package which comprises a larger front splitter, additional flics and a black AMG spoiler lip with spoiler lips over the simulated air outlets on either side. Additionally, lowered sports suspension improves handling and increases driving pleasure.

Rounding off the striking exterior, the CLA 200 is equipped with 18-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels (19-inch AMG cross-spoke light alloy wheels on the CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC), perforated brake discs at the front and callipers at the front with Mercedes-Benz lettering.

The CLA is fitted with LED High Performance headlights. The LED High Performance headlights are combined here with rear lights with automatic intensity control. These reduce the dazzling effect for vehicles following. The multi-level functionality regulates the brightness of the brake lights and direction indicators in three stages (Day/Night-time driving/Night-time stationary).

The interior has been updated to match the exterior’s distinguishing elements such as; new seat covers and trim parts, chrome-plated controls, new dials and red needles for the instrument cluster. Plus, there’s a 20.3 cm (8-inch) media display with a new-style glass cover and an Audio 20 CD system (CLA 200 and CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC). The top-of-the-line Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 is equipped with COMAND Online.

The CLA 200 and CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC features new trim elements in black DINAMICA microfiber serve to liven up the interior, boasting a sportier interior character; including sports seats in ARTICO man-made leather / DINAMICA microfiber, a multifunction sports steering with flattened bottom section and a shift lever in perforated leather with contrasting red topstitching.

With a peak performance of 280 kW (381 hp) and maximum torque of 475 Nm, the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupé are among the most powerful vehicles in their segment, accelerating from rest to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds. At the same time, fuel consumption of just 6.9 liters for every 100 kilometers (NEDC combined). Along with the more powerful engine, the new features included the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes as standard, plus the shorter gear ratios of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission.

The CLA has already previously included the latest generation of assistance and safety systems that are, in some cases, only now gradually being introduced in the other model series. Among these are, for example, Active Brake Assist as standard (known until now as Collision Prevention Assist Plus, which is able to trigger autonomous braking as a means of reducing the danger of rear-end collisions, as well as the transmission mode selection function Dynamic SELECT.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA starts at RM 236,888.00 for the CLA 200, 278,888 for the CLA 250 and 408,888 for the AMG CLA.