2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 quietly debuts

2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 quietly debuts

Hot on the heels of the updated A 35 sedan, Mercedes-AMG unveiled the CLA 35 sedan for the folks who seek a bit more flair in their pretend-luxury subcompact sedan. It gets the same mild firepower as the A 35, but packed in a slightly more stylish outfit.

Under the hood sits the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine from the A 35 producing 302 hp and 400 Nm. This comes hooked up to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox which transmits the power to all four wheels. The CLA 250 that was launched a couple of months ago featured the same gearbox but with a 221 hp, 350 Nm engine. A CLA 45 model is expected later.

The mid-range motor lends the CLA 35 the capability to accelerate from 0-100 kph in just over 4.7 seconds. The 4Matic all-wheel-drive sends all the power to the front wheels as standard but it can distribute power between both the axles for a 50/50 split.

Visually, the CLA 35 has a lower roofline than the A 35. The large Mercedes Benz logo sits between two parallel chrome slats that run horizontally. Base 18-inch wheels are offered as standard and 19-inch units can be added as an option.

Inside, it features Mercedes Benz’s latest MBUX system with two wide 10.25-inch screens for the infotainment system & Driver Information System. There are three driving modes – Classic, Sport and SuperSport. There is a 64-colour LED ambient lighting to spice up the cabin.

The CLA 35 will arrive in the United States by the end of this year. The GCC debut should soon follow.

What do you think?



  1. The interior looks amazing

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