2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Review: More Style than Substance

 

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Overview: Other than a Metris van, the CLA250 is the most affordable way to rock a new Mercedes-Benz. Introduced for the 2014 model year, it’s based on a front-wheel-drive platform shared with the GLA crossover and European A-class hatchback. The CLA’s shape mimics that of the larger, twice-as-expensive CLS—both are sedans in the “four-door coupe” mold that Mercedes started with the original CLS. Although there’s a wicked AMG CLA45 variant with 375 horsepower, the standard CLA250 uses a modest, 208-hp version of its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with either front- or 4MATIC all-wheel drive as in our test car. READ MORE ››


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