Mercedes-Benz has announced the updated, 2017 model CLA-Class for Australia, including the insane CLA 45 AMG with its record-breaking engine.
Four main variant lines are on offer once again, spanning from the CLA 200, 220 d, 250 Sport, to the 45 AMG 4MATIC. All come with a turbocharged engine, and all are available in four-door coupe form and Shooting Brake wagon form.
At the start of the range is the 200, featuring a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine producing 115kW and 250Nm. It comes standard with LED headlights, Dynamic Select driving modes, and digital radio, while the Shooting Brake version gets Keyless-Go package, with hands-free access and a power tailgate.
Stepping up to the 220 d gets you a 2.1-litre turbo-diesel producing 130kW and 350Nm (up 30kW/50Nm from previous model), providing a combined cycle fuel consumption of just 4.2L/100km.
For the petrol fans, the updated CLA 250 Sport comes with a revised 2.0-litre turbo generating 150kW and 350Nm. It comes standard with 4MATIC all-wheel drive, AMG Ride Control suspension, a panoramic glass roof, 18-inch alloy wheels, and sports seats.
At the top of the range is the CLA 45 AMG. This comes with a 2.0-litre turbo producing 280kW and 475Nm, making it the most powerful 2.0-litre production engine in the world. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes just 4.2 seconds in the four-door coupe and 4.3 in the wagon.
As standard, the AMG version comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, an AMG bodykit, AMG sports exhaust and brakes, AMG seats, and a Harmon Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system as standard with Command Navigation.
The new models are on sale and available through dealerships now, with prices starting from the following (excludes on-road costs):
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 – $52,500
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA 220 d – $53,900
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC – $67,600
2017 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC – $92,215
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Shooting Brake – $54,000
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA 220 d Shooting Brake – $55,400
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC Shooting Brake – $68,600
2017 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Shooting Brake – $92,215