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Mercedes-Benz CLA

(2019 - present)

The Mercedes-Benz CLA is a compact saloon and estate model, based on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The current model is the second generation CLA, which was launched in 2019.

Mercedes-Benz refers to the saloon model as a ‘four-door coupé’ and the estate model as a ‘shooting brake’, however neither is correct and it’s simply marketing spin based on the CLA being lower and sleeker (and more expensive) than the A-Class models that it’s based on. There are higher-performance models called the Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 and CLA 45, which are not covered here. We are building separate pages for these models, so check back soon.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA has received generally positive reviews from the UK motoring media. It has received praise for its styling and high levels of advanced technology. However, its sleek compromises its space and general practicality, and consumer titles have marked the CLA more harshly than its A-Class siblings as a result.

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Body style: Saloon and estate
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £23,075 on-road

Launched: Summer 2019
Last updated:
Replacement due: TBA


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Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: September 2019









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Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Mercedes-Benz CLA has not yet been lab-tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

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