The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class takes the “four-door coupe” styling concept of the bigger CLS and puts it in a more manageable package. Close in size to Mercedes’ compact C-Class, the CLA has a front-wheel drive chassis (all-wheel drive is optional) and a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 208 horsepower. That may not seem like the proper foundation for a luxury car, but the CLA comes equipped with Mercedes’ full suite of tech, included mbrace2 and optional COMAND infotainment, and a Collision Prevention Assist safety feature. It’s all wrapped up in styling that should cause a bit of neck-snapping. You can read more about the 2014 CLA-Class here.
Stephen Edelstein graduated from Clark University in 2011 with an M.A. in American History. He was the Editor in Chief of Clark's student newspaper, The Scarlet. Stephen enjoys all things historical, science-fictional, and transportation-related.
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