The Mercedes CLA-Class Coupe, when it was first launched in 2013, was the brand’s first-ever front-wheel drive, four-door model. Unveiled in early 2019, the second generation CLA-Class Coupe’s design was inspired by new design language Mercedes-Benz adopted for the latest CLS-Class Coupe. Now, we have the Mercedes CLA180 Coupe AMG Premium Plus.
Compared to its predecessor, the second-generation CLA-Class Coupe is 48 mm longer, 53 mm wider and 2 mm shorter in height while the wheelbase has increased by 30 mm. Featuring an almost flat underbody, the car’s drag coefficient is just 0.23 and this helps with fuel efficiency.
Like the A-Class Hatchback and A-Class Saloon, the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system with its dual 10.25-inch touchscreens and “Hey Mercedes” command is available.
Engine and Performance
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Coupe variant shown here is the CLA180 Coupe AMG Premium Plus. Propelled by a turbocharged 1.3-litre 4-cylinder powerplant producing 134 hp and 200 Nm mated to a 7-speed 7G-DCT gearbox driving the front wheels, it takes 9 seconds for the benchmark 0 to 100 km/h sprint. Top speed is 215 km/h.
Comfort Features and Key Equipment Specifications
The Mercedes-Benz CLA180 Coupe AMG Premium Plus’ key features include galvanized gearshift paddles, brushed stainless-steel sports pedals with rubber studs, floor mats with “AMG” lettering, AMG bodystyling – front apron, rear apron and side skirts, smartphone integration including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, “Hey Mercedes” voice activation, 18-inch AMG alloy wheels, lowered sports suspension, ENERGIZING package and panoramic sunroof.
Technical Specifications of the Mercedes CLA180 Coupe AMG Premium Plus
|Engine capacity||1,332 cc|
|Engine type||4-cylinder in-line 16-valve Turbocharged|
|Bore x Stroke||(72.2 x 81.4) mm|
|Power||100kW (134 bhp)|
|Acceleration||9s (0-100 km/h)|
|Top speed||215 km/h|
|Fuel consumption||17 km/L|
|Misc technical data|
|Drive type||Front-wheel drive|
|Vehicle type||Luxury Sedan|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||(4688 x 1830 x 1439) mm|
|Min turning radius||5,550 mm|
|Kerb weight||1,410 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||43 L|
|Boot/Cargo Capacity||460 L|
|Brakes (Front)||Ventilated disc|
|Suspension (Front)||McPherson suspension with spring strut and wishbone, coil springs, twin-tube gas-filled shock absorbers, stabiliser|
|Suspension (Rear)||Multi-link, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser|
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