For generations, Mercedes-Benz engineers have set the pace for auto manufacturers, pioneering breakthroughs that have established new standards in safety, performance, comfort and confidence. The new generation CLA is no exception. Powered exclusively by four-cylinder engines, with a smaller sizing and front-wheel-drive chassis, the CLA is designed to set you apart from the crowd — and ahead of it.
What stands out particularly in the CLA is the CLA 200 Urban. An irresistible, four-door sport coupé with seductive details inside and out, this model boasts an eye-catching exterior. At a glance, the front end is embedded with a diamond radiator grille in black, a high-gloss three-pointed star badge and 18-inch, two-tone alloy wheels.
This sportiness extends to the interior, from a powerful wing-like dash, multifunction steering wheel, big yet sleek 8-inch screen and ARTICO leather upholstery seats, to its multimedia systems. Designed for the ultimate comfort, the cabin offers electric seat adjustment with memory function for the driver and front passenger. Living in a tropical place like Thailand means that maintaining a comfortable climate is key to enjoy any ride. The built-in Thermotronic system helps make a difference with a dual-zone automatic climate control which filters dust and pollen.
Like all modern cars, the analog dials now make way for the must-have: digital screens. The 8-inch color screen works together with an intuitive central controller in the console. Via realistic animated menus, the audio system, personalised vehicle settings and navigation will be all at your fingertips. Multitasking on the road has never been easier thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which pair your iPhone or Android phone with the car’s display and controls to bring you their own unique interfaces, apps and voice control. This handy function will give you the peace of mind that helps you stay focused on the road while still making calls and listening to music.
Expect secure, safe and predictable handling with the CLA 200 Urban’s Active Brake Assist, which uses radar to scan the road ahead and can automatically alert you if you’re getting too close to another vehicle. If you don’t respond, it can even initiate braking to help prevent or lessen the severity of a collision.
We all know how fatigue can happen during longer journeys. The CLA 200 Urban’s Attention Assist is here to identify when you should take a break. With a sensitive steering angle sensor, this intelligent system monitors up to 70 different parameters to help sense if you’re getting drowsy at the wheel.
Driving in the dark is as safe as it is stylish with the CLA 200 Urban’s high-performance LED headlamps. These headlamps have a colour temperature that mimics natural daylight, while consuming less than half the energy. The low beams use projection technology, while the high beams use LED reflection technology. The turn signals and daytime running lights are powered by multifunctional fibre-optic cables. According to Mercedes, no bulbs will have to be changed over the life of the car when the LED headlights are selected as an option.
So does it guarantee the ultimate driving pleasure with its performance and technology? If anything, you can always count on Mercedes-Benz to create a coupé you want to drive, and the CLA 200 Urban promises practicality while offering luxury on a grand scale.