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Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class on sale in October from $49,900

Pricing for the sleek new Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has been announced for the Australian market. The new four-door coupe comes in three main model lines; the CLA 200, CLA 250 Sport, and the cracking CLA 45 AMG.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Edition 1, (C117), 2012

Starting with the base model CLA 200, power comes from a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder producing 115kW of power and 250Nm of torque. It’s the most fuel efficient of the trio, offering an average consumption rating of just 5.7L/100km.

Standard features for the CLA 200, and indeed across the complete range – or where otherwise stated – include 18-inch alloy wheels, THERMOTRONIC climate control, a Becker MAP PILOT satellite navigation unit, and a reversing camera.

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class rear

Stepping up into the 250 Sport, the compact four-door coupe is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder producing a potent 150kW and 350Nm. It adds a range of AMG items, including unique 18-inch alloy wheels, an AMG styling package, AMG sports suspension, and a sports steering wheel.

Lastly, the mighty CLA 45 AMG. Based on the ballistic little A 45 AMG, power comes from a heavily tuned 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder producing an incredible 265kW and 450Nm. It’s the world’s most powerful production 2.0-litre, offering an insane specific output of 132.5kW/L.

All of that grunt is harnessed and sent through a 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, helping to sling-shot the CLA from 0-100km/h in just 4.6 seconds. The top speed is limited to 270km/h.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG interior

Safety features across the board include COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST, Blind Spot Assist, PRE-SAFE, Attention Assist and an Active Bonnet. The AMG version adds DISTRONIC PLUS cruise control with Lane Keeping Assist.

The new model will arrive in local showrooms in October. Full pricing for the range is as follows (excluding on-road costs):

Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 – $49,900
Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Sport – $63,400
Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG – $86,900

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • Garry Petrisic

    Am I the only one that sees the ugly thing in the middle of the otherwise good looking dash?. Built for kids who need 24/7 gadget in their face. It looks like an afterthought and a safety hazard. Please Mercedes, get rid of it.