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Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Coupe Review

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Mercedes-Benz CLA
2 Feb 2017 11:33 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 16:44

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Based on the front-drive platform that underpins the A-Class hatchback, the Mercedes CLA is intended to offer buyers a hint of the design flair that originally made the larger CLS popular, but at a significantly lower price point.

However, for what is effectively an entry-level Mercedes, there’s no denying that it’s still rather expensive, often costing more than an equivalent Audi A3 Saloon or the BMW 1 Series. For some, though, the CLA’s extrovert design will be enough to justify such a price tag, but those good looks do have an impact on practicality.

Read on over the next few pages to find out how the CLA compares with its rivals in this class, and to see if those looks are worth spending your money on, and if they're worth sacrificing a bit of comfort for. We'll also tell you which engine and trim combination we recommend.

 

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There are 12 trims available for the CLA-Class Coupe. Click to see details.See all versions
AMG Night Edition Plus
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£46,331
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AMG Night Edition
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£44,703
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250 AMG
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£30,818
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AMG Line
The mid-range AMG-Line trim brings some styling additions to the CLA, including LED headlights, a lower version of the 'Comfort' suspension, rear privacy glass and leather and cloth-bound sport sea...View trim
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£26,191
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AMG Line Night Edition
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£27,674
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AMG
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£43,258
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Sport
The entry-level trim comes with a wealth of standard equipment, including dual-zone climate control, cruise control, 7in screen infotainment complete with Bluetooth, USB and smartphone integration...View trim
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£24,189
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250 AMG WhiteArt
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£33,343
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AMG Yellow Night Edition
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£47,466
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WhiteArt
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Fuel Petrol, Diesel
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£26,960
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AMG Line Night Edition Plus
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£29,216
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AMG Line Edition
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£24,767
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