Mercedes-Benz CLA Class News

  • 2017 Infiniti Q30

    Two years after the unveiling of a concept car that previewed it, the 2017 Infiniti Q30 compact luxury hatchback will launch at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. Nissan's luxury brand confirmed the launch yesterday, for the same show where that concept--in reality a thinly-disguised version of the production car--appeared in 2013. [UPDATE: On July 21, Infiniti released its first official photo of the production Q30 compact hatchback, which it will officially launch at the Frankfurt show. We've added that to our photo gallery, above.] DON'T MISS: Infiniti QX30 Concept: Small Luxury SUV...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, test drive in Oregon, July 2014
    2014 Mercedes CLA: Smallest Benz Sees Sky-High Demand

    Mercedes-Benz is adding production capacity to keep up with CLA demand.

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, test drive in Oregon, July 2014
    2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250: Gas Mileage Review Of Compact Luxury Sedan

    We've finally had a chance to test out the fuel economy of the new and very popular smallest Mercedes-Benz, the 2014 CLA 250 sedan. The company has been struggling to meet global demand for the car, which is both the smallest Mercedes in many years and one of the least expensive. We wanted to see...

  • 2014 Tesla Model S
    Aerodynamic Tesla Model S Electric Car Wins The Wind-Tunnel Wars

    Aerodynamics are a vital component of automotive efficiency. The more air you have to push out of the way to reach or maintain a certain speed, the more energy you're using. And the more energy you use, the less efficient your journey will be. ALSO SEE: Solar Roadways Smashes Crowdfunding Target...

  • 2013 Lexus CT 200h
    Lexus CT 200h Compact Hybrid Faces New Mercedes, Audi Competitors

    As luxury brands expand their efforts to sell more fuel-efficient cars, Lexus will join Audi and Mercedes-Benz in offering a range of compact models in years to come. Reports say that the Lexus CT compact hybrid hatchback will likely be offered in a variety of body styles--including a four-door...

  • Mercedes-Benz A Class diesel: UK drive
    Mercedes-Benz A-Class 200 CDI Driven: Taster For Diesel CLA?

    There are many reasons why certain models aren't sold in certain markets, but that doesn't make it any less frustrating when you can't get hold of them. For fans of diesel vehicles, there are almost too many to count--few vehicles in Europe don't have a diesel option in the range, but only a...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 (Euro-spec car)

    You'd struggle to tell at a glance, but the car you see here has the most aerodynamically-efficient shape of any car on sale. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA is the firm's smallest sedan, based on the front-wheel drive A-Class sold in Europe. Already an efficient shape, the elongated tail of the CLA, a four-door coupe, gives it one of the most streamlined bodies ever seen on the roads, with a drag coefficient of only 0.23--a Prius is rated at 0.25, and the typical car is nearer 0.3. Streamlined it may be, but the CLA is every inch a Mercedes-Benz. As you can see in our live photos from Detroit, it...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
    2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe: Detroit Auto Show Preview

    It's been a while since Mercedes-Benz offered a truly compact sedan on the U.S. market, the C-Class having grown over the last few decades like many other vehicles, and the old 190e a distant memory. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA changes that, but the new small sedan is very different from those old...

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