NEW FOR 2015:

-4MATIC all-wheel drive available on CLA 250
-Collision prevention assist plus standard in all models
-New steering wheel design
-Standard heated seats in CLA 250
-Updated stereo head unit

A number of minor changes and one significant update come to the CLA-Class for 2015: Benz’s 4MATIC all-wheel drive is now available in the entry-level CLA 250 model.

Elsewise, the basic specs remain the same: CLA 250 models use a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the zippy CLA 45 AMG gets an uprated version of the same engine making 355 hp and 332 lb-ft. Both use a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic, but the AMG’s is tuned for crisper shifts and more responsive performance.

CLA 250 standard equipment includes a lowered sport suspension, heated front seats, electromechanical power steering, electric parking brake, 17-inch wheels, heated and power-adjustable side mirrors, 5.8-inch display screen, reflector beam headlights, ambient lighting, ‘artico’ leather upholstery, manual climate control, power windows, 12-way power front seats with memory, Nappa leather steering wheel, split-folding rear seatback, attention assist, collision prevention assist plus, seven airbags, adaptive brake with hold function, rain-sensing wipers, run-flat tires, and stability control with dynamic cornering assist.

CLA 45 AMG models add 18-inch wheels, upgraded cooling system, high-performance brakes, sport exhaust and suspension upgrades, speed-sensitive power steering, bi-Xenon headlights, red brake calipers, artico/dinamica upholstery, aluminum interior trim, flat-bottomed steering wheel, AMG floor mats, and three-stage stability control with dynamic cornering assist.

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