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Trim: AMG Line Premium Plus
We’d avoid the expensive Premium Plus trim level, not least because its standard panoramic sunroof markedly reduces head room
Engine: CLA 200
Like the 180, this is a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine but here with 161bhp. Performance isn’t bad at all, but you have to work it hard to get that pace, revealing a coarse engine note.