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Mercedes launches the 2015 CLA sedan in India, priced from Rs 31.5 lakhs

Mercedes Benz CLA Class sedan front view

Mercedes finally bring in the CLA sedan to the country a year after it released its reckless alter ego the CLA45 AMG. The CLA belongs to the MFA family of cars introduced by Mercedes. All of the MFA cars are front wheel drive and the CLA is the most affordable variant to be launched by the company with the three-pointed star. It has been launched with a price tag of 31.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Here’s a closer breakdown of what to expect from the most affordable sedan to come out from Merc’s stable.

Mercedes Benz CLA Class side view

Exteriors
Absolutely stunning, is the only thing we can say. The car looks ravishing with its magnificent front grill with the three pointed badge in the centre. The cars muscular stance is accentuated with the sharp lines on the hood. The side profile of the car resembles a compact version of the CLS sedan, and fantastically compliments the windows.

The rear of the car does complete justice to the cars design. Beautifully designed taillights with a well-sculpted bumper are just perfect. The AMG style alloys and chrome exhausts give the car a completely sporty design. For now the car will be available only in red, white and silver.

Mercedes CLA sedan interiors

Interiors
The cars interiors are completely in sync with the exterior of the car. The car looks way more spacious than you’d imagine it does. A lot of work has gone into keeping the premium feel of the car intact.

The dashboard has a brushed metallic finish, while the seats are black leather with intricate stitching. The awesome Industrial turbine shaped aircon vents effortlessly blend into the dashboard. Mercedes gives an option to customize the interiors to its customers, with limited options between beige and black.

In terms of technology, Mercedes does not hold back. The car comes equipped with a massive infotainment system, with all vital information displayed on a screen, which is connected to a 12-speaker Harman Kardon Logic setup and the system plays everything from Aux, USB and Radio. Bi-xenon headlamps and a panoramic sunroof come as standard.

Engines
The car is available in a petrol as well as diesel option. The Mercedes CLA petrol variant is powered by a 2.0 liter Turbocharged motor, banging out 181 BHP @ 5500 rpm and has a torque of 300 Nm at 1200-1500 rpm. The diesel CLA gets a 2.2 liter motor which produces 134BHP @ 3600-4400 rpm and has a torque of 300 Nm @ 1600-300 rpm. Both the engines are mated to a 7-speed Dual-Clutch automatic gearbox and come in 3 driving modes – Eco, Sport and Comfort.

The Mercedes CLA also comes equipped with the latest safety features on board like airbags, ABS stability control and the works.

Conclusion
With a price tag of 31.5 lakh INR ex-showroom, this is going to be the car every young corporate honcho is going to purchase. The status symbol of a Mercedes with an affordable price tag. Though bigger cars are available at the same price by other German counterparts, the 3-pointed star is what makes the difference!

2015 Mercedes CLA Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi) –

Mercedes CLA 200 CDI Style – Rs. 31.50 lakhs
Mercedes CLA 200 Sport – Rs. 35 lakhs
Mercedes CLA 200 CDI Sport – Rs. 35.90 lakhs