2015 Mercedes CLA Class


2015 Mercedes CLA Class

2015 Mercedes CLA Class - InteriorThe Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class was created as a compact four-door luxury sedan, first coming to market for the 2014 model year. Based on the automotive brand’s A-Class and B-Class compact cars, the CLA-Class is its own unique take on the combination of the two - in true sedan form. 

Despite it’s four doors and larger size, the CLA-Class is considered by Mercedes to be a coupe.

With inspiring designs and a low price point, the CLA-Class is opening doors for drivers who want the luxury and class of a Mercedes-Benz, without breaking the bank. Available in two trim levels, the CLA-Class’ model structure, mirrors that of the GLA-Class compact crossover vehicles.

With two engine options and plenty of power-inducing technology the CLA-Class can certainly perform. The 2015 CLA-Class was designed to perform for its drivers and outperform the competition. The Mercedes CLA-Class does exactly what it was designed to do, and then some.

Expertly Designed for Optimum Performance

2015 Mercedes CLA EngineThe 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class was created to be an affordable option for drivers who long for that three-point star on the front of their car. With a starting MSRP of only $31,500 - the CLA-Class is just as affordable as many similar options from Ford or Chevrolet.

Many differences exist which allow the CLA to stand far apart from these mainstream vehicles, with the most notable distinction being the Mercedes-Benz name. The most well-known name in the luxury automobile market, Mercedes-Benz leads the industry in both power and luxury.

The CLA-Class is no exception, featuring plenty of amenities and power, at an affordable price point.

The unique diamond-block grille immediately sets the CLA-Class Coupe apart from every other car on the road. The doors on each model feature a frameless glass design, for a look completely its own. Sweeping tail lamps, and an aggressive front end, complete the exterior design, delivering a message to all other vehicles on the road - “Here I am.”

The aesthetic appeal of the CLA-Class is simply undeniable, but every last curve and line exists for an important purpose. The CLA-Class was designed to be as aerodynamic as possible, featuring a body shape that allows for the wind to drift over it effortlessly.

Wind noise, fuel consumption, road-handling, and overall stability, are all improved as a direct response to the coupe’s thoughtful design.

Maximum Power Around Every Turn

Without exception, the 2015 CLA-Class coupe was designed to perform. Available with two different engines, the CLA ranges in horsepower from 208 with the base model, all the way up to 355 with the CLA45 AMG version of the coupe.

Whether you desire a stylish sedan to safely deliver you to your destination, or a high-performance oriented coupe that keeps you on the edge of your seat - the 2015 CLA-Class has you covered. 

Explore below and discover for yourself, some of the advanced offerings that the 2015 CLA-Class incorporates under its hood.

  • ECO Start/Stop System: This fuel saving system works by shutting off the engine automatically at stop lights, and back on as soon as the brake is lifted. This advanced system can be turned on or off by the driver at any time, making it a flexible option.
  • 7-Speed DCT Dual-Clutch Transmission: This automatic transmission is racing-inspired, featuring the sporty response of a manual transmission coupled with the convenience of an automatic. Eco, Sport, and Manual modes can be selected by the driver for ultimate control and comfort behind the wheel. Steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters make driving even more exciting, and allow for added control.
  • Electromechanical Power Steering: Standard on all CLA-Class models, this advanced power steering system delivers a quicker response for easier maneuverability - whether driving at low speeds or taking corners at high speeds.
  • 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive: For added confidence, drivers can opt for an all-wheel drive experience behind the wheel. This advanced system continuously monitors for wheel slip, and can automatically change the engine’s torque output in changing driving conditions. Optional on the base trim model, this all-wheel drive system is standard on the CLA45 AMG model.
  • Sport Tuned Suspension: A 4-wheel independent suspension comes standard on the base model, and offers increased balance for enhanced refinement. Using MacPherson struts and wishbones up front, and a four-link design in the rear, this sport-tuning suspension delivers precise control, despite the outdoor elements.

The advanced CLA45 AMG model includes a high-performance line of advanced features which include an AMG high-performance braking system, AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission, AMG E-Select, an AMG Sport Suspension, and an AMG sport exhaust system.

Starting at $48,500, this CLA model ups the ante in both the performance, and standard features arena. 

2015 CLA-Class vs 2015 Lexus IS

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class was built to not just perform well, but perform better than the competition. The 2015 Lexus IS represents the CLA-Class’ toughest competition, with both vehicles being two of the most impressive luxury coupes available in today’s automotive market. Check out how the two vehicle’s stack up, in a side by side comparison.

  • Cost - Starting at just $31,500, the CLA-Class is much more affordable than the Lexus IS’s starting MSRP of $36,500. The Mercedes also has the upper hand in the efficiency department, making long term affordability more practical with the CLA-Class.
  • Maneuverability - THe 2015 CLA-Class is slimmer than the Lexus IS, making it an obvious choice for drivers who spend a lot of time in parking lots.  
  • Power - While the two vehicles feature a similar horsepower, the 2015 Lexus IS drops the ball in this department, getting much lower torque than the CLA-Class. The Mercedes-Benz does a better job of delivering power to the wheels than the IS.

For drivers who value performance, efficiency, and power, the CLA-Class is the obvious choice. Even more impressive than the above-mentioned categories, is the price point of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. The starting MSRP of only $31,500, is sure to make a big impact on drivers who seek to own a luxury coupe while sticking to a more realistic budget.