Mercedes-Benz CLA Leasing
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Great to look at.
Great to drive.
Plenty of tech and comfort.
Why Lease A Mercedes-Benz CLA?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
The compromise in opting for a CLA Coupe or Shooting Brake over the more conventional A-Class is in how much space you get inside. All models offer plenty of room for the driver and front passenger, but passengers in the rear will have to make do with cosier accommodations – the sloping rear roofline and narrow door opening makes it awkward for taller people to climb in. And though the seats are comfortable, head- and legroom will be at a premium. There is no centre armrest here, nor cupholders – something the A-Class hatchback does offer.
The boot space redeems things by offering up to 460 litres of luggage space (390 in the hybrid). The Shooting Brake offers even more, at 505 litres (445 for the hybrid). Those figures are better than any A-Class, as well as the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.
The most efficient petrol engines are the base 1.3-litre turbocharged offerings – both return around 46mpg. We would opt for the CLA 200 here over the CLA 180, seeing as its additional 27hp will cost you nothing at the pumps. The 2.0-litre petrol engines are offered in 224-, 306- and 421hp flavours, and their consumption figures are 41.6-, 34.9- and 32.2mpg respectively. The slightly heavier Shooting Brake models consume around 1mpg more across the board.
The diesel posts an impressive 56.5mpg – but first prize goes to the plug-in hybrid, which manages 282.5mpg. As ever with efficiency figures, real-world results will depend heavily on how much of your regular commute plays to the strengths of the hybrid system. Short trips where you make the most of the 44-mile electric range will yield the best returns. Charging the battery from a standard wall socket will take 5-and-a-half hours. A wallbox lowers that time to slightly less than 2 hours.
Mercedes-Benz CLA CoupeThe CLA Coupe is a 4-door, 5-seater coupe. The boot is spacious but has a high load lip and a narrow opening. It can be had in petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid varieties. All are automatics and front-wheel drive, except for the CLA 35 and CLA 45, which are all-wheel drive.
Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting BrakeThe Shooting Brake is a 5-door, 5-seat estate with a heavily sloping rear roofline. It offers more boot space than the Coupe and is easier to load. It is available with the same engine and drivetrain combinations as the Coupe.
High Performance ModelsThe CLA 35 produces 306hp and is capable of hitting 62mph in only 4.9 seconds. If you have a serious need for speed, then the CLA 45 is a 421hp sports car which can complete the same acceleration benchmark in just 4.0 seconds. That’s as quick as some far pricier Mercedes AMG models.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA Vs Competitors
Mercedes isn’t in the business of making unreliable vehicles and the CLA has proven to be a reliable vehicle so far. However, it’s too new to predict whether it will continue to be trouble-free. To set your mind at ease, all Mercedes-Benz cars are offered with a 3-year, unlimited-mileage warranty as standard.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe offers 460 litres of boot space while the Shooting Brake is even more spacious at 505 litres. With its rear seats lowered you get 1370 litres in total. These figures are better than most rivals. The plug-in hybrids lose around 50 litres on these quoted figures, due to the packaging requirements of the battery pack.
There are 8 trims in total. All CLA models come standard with an AMG Line package – the trims are differentiated by engine options and each model can be equipped further with additional packages.
Yes, all models come with parking sensors and a reversing camera system.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA offers plenty of space up front and in the boot, but most rivals have more space in the rear – especially if you need to seat 3. Storage space is good up front but those in the back are not very well catered for.
It really comes down to its good looks – and the fact it’s a Mercedes. As with all Mercedes cars, the CLA has a great interior, an impressive engine range and sporty driving dynamics – and that’s what makes it so hard to hand back once the lease is over. A problem easily solved by just leasing another one.
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