Driving report Mercedes -Benz CLA 200 flit Beautiful

flit Beautiful

At the 34 cm extra length and 130 liters of extra luggage space, it is certainly not alone - the Mercedes-Benz CLA draws a completely different audience than the A-Class. Both are technically almost identical and yet they are worlds apart. Compact, handy and useful to sporty comes the A-Class. The CLA-Benz cooperates with its straight trunk optics under a coupé roof, however, as the manifestation of a new youthfulness with sympathy for old ideals of beauty.

Mercedes-Benz wanted to round off the product range with the A-Class family around the bottom. The role of CLA was there probably that of the entry-level model for the established Mercedes-buyer, which also extends it smaller. Now it looks as if reaching just the CLA Young and conquer this seemingly effortless drivers of other brands. In the U.S., the conquest rate should be 80 percent, says Mercedes-Benz. At the same time, the new CLA friends are said to have pushed the average age of the buyer of the brand to ten years.

We wanted a Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 in the Urban version ( extra charge € 1320 ) to find out with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission 7G-DCT ( extra charge € 2165 ), where the special attraction of the vehicle concept is. In the interior, we did not find the. Because there is a CLA does not differ from the other A-class derivatives. The dashboard with centrally attached big screen, the two round instruments with the small display of the onboard computer in between, the five circular vents, the large trim piece, the multi-function leather steering wheel with the gear selector for the automatic - we know about that. Also in the CLA that spreads an ambience of modern sportiness with easy touch of luxury.

© Car Medienportal.NetMercedes-Benz CLA 200   So it can only be connected to externals, when the CLA was so well received. The good old three-box design is certainly an argument. The other is the elegant lines of the type of role model Mercedes-Benz CLS, which had been founded the segment of the four-door coupe. Following this recent tradition also shows the silhouette of the CLA same elegant arc - gently rising from the currently steep Mercedes-Benz front and after the flat - roof coupe also gently sloping to steep again statements.

This looks good. For the CLA buyer takes even aware of practical disadvantages. Thus, the headroom on the rear seats is proving to be too low for many adults. The knee space, again only small car level. And the rear end design fits the constraint of beautiful shape with a high loading lip and a trunk lid that releases only a small, impractical tailored opening.

No matter, we care about driving. It's amazing how grown up can act and sound like a 1.6 - liter four-cylinder today. The 115 kW / 156 hp range for an almost sporty acceleration in 8.8 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h and a top speed of around 230 km / h The torque of 250 newton meters over a very wide speed range over noticeably strong propulsion. Here, our consumption was in practice at seven liters per 100 km. Steering is pretty straight forward. It responds accurately and spontaneously. The chassis is the appearance of the CLA does not fit into unconditionally. It is designed to be firm, but transmits short road shock only audible inside.

All the way at the A-Class: agile, direct, fast. And yet the CLA offers more than just a flanged trunk. With it, you can flit beautiful. The Mercedes-Benz CLA is one of the symptoms for a change in values ​​, the beauty over utility provides. It would be unjust, the most beautiful of the A-Class has just discovered classified in the " Biedermeier generation ". But there are times in one's life, in which the Useful and other phases is going on - but other people - with more taste for the beautiful.

Data Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Automatic Urban

Length x width x height ( in m): 4.63 x 1.78 x 1.44   Engine: 4-cylinder petrol engine, 1595 cc, turbo   Power: 115 kW / 156 hp at 5300 rev / min   Maximum torque: 250 Nm between 1250-4000 U / min   Consumption ( average according to EU standard ): 5.4 to 5.6 liters per 100 km   Carbon dioxide emissions: 131-137 g / km / Euro 6   Acceleration 0 to 100 km / h: 8.6 seconds   Maximum speed: 230 km / h   Kerb weight / payload: 1430 kg / 490 kg   Maximum towing capacity: 1400 kg   Coefficient of drag: 0.25   Turning circle: 11 m   Tires: 7.5 J x 18/225 /40 R 18   Trunk volume: 341 - 1157 liters   Strike price: 35 615 EUR