The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is available in a pair of packages. The front-wheel drive CLA250, starting at $32,400 and the all-wheel drive 4MATIC, starting at $34,400, represent the first package. Also available is the high-performance CLA45, priced from $49,950. Add $925 for the destination charge.
Standard equipment includes 17-inch, five-spoke wheels in night black, four-wheel independent suspension, 14-way power front sport seats, dual-zone climate control, and ambient lighting. All models come with an eight-inch color display and a central controller, media and Bluetooth interfaces, an in-dash SD card reader, and a USB audio port.
Upgrades include a multimedia package ($2,300), interior package ($1,650), night package ($2,600), a Sport package ($2,400), and Sport Package Plus ($4,000). Convenience, driver assistance, and smartphone integration packages are also available.
The CLA250 models are powered by a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with a seven-speed manual automatic transmission. The EPA estimates fuel economy as high as 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
Under the hood of the CLA45 is a handcrafted AMG 2-liter four-cylinder engine outfitted with a twin-scroll turbocharger. This engine has an output of 375 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque and also comes paired with a seven-speed automated manual transmission. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.