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Merc CLA in a class of its own

Referred to as ‘Style Rebel,’ the Mercedes-Benz’s CLA sports car is unlike anything you’ve seen, discovers Team B&CThe Mercedes-Benz’s CLA-Class sets a new benchmark in the segment in terms of styling, size and aerodynamics. But its breathtaking looks do not just set the pulse racing; it also gives the CLA-Class the lowest drag coefficient of any production car in the world.

CLA can slice through the air with minimum resistance and maximum efficiency. From the signature diamond grille and almost predatory headlamps and the sports exhaust with twin squared tail pipes, the CLA is impossible to ignore – and even harder to resist at a starting price of Rs 31.5 lakhs ex-showroom, Goa.

Mr. SachinHonaver, General Manager, Counto Motors Mercedes-Benz Porvorim commented, “With many segment benchmarks, we are convinced that the CLA has firmly made its mark in Goa. The CLA remains true to Mercedes-Benz’s core values by setting new standards in aerodynamics and efficiency, yet carves out a niche with its thrilling design and cutting-edge technology.

The CLA-Class is stylish, sporty and distinctive and one of the most beautifully designed products from the Mercedes-Benz portfolio. The CLA-Class has been a National success winning new customers for Mercedes-Benz and we aim to replicate this success in Goa.”

Powerful and Efficient Drive: Engines and transmission. The 4-cylinder petrol engine used in the CLA-Class boasts of agile performance, segment leading fuel efficiencies and low emissions. The ECO start/stop function is a standard feature in all engine variants and helps saving fuel in city traffic. It accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.8 seconds with a top speed of 235 kmph.

The shift characteristics can be pre-set from fuel-saving to sporty via the ‘Economy’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Manual’ transmission modes. The shift paddles on the steering wheel are unique in the segment.

Designed for Dynamism: The CLA-Class is equipped with a suspension specifically designed for India. This results in improved comfort on Indian roads thanks to greater ground clearance and a higher seating position. Through its long wheelbase of 2699 mm the new CLA-Class will provide its passengers with better ride comfort, great handling and stunning driving performance.

The CLA’s breathtaking looks do not just set the pulse racing – they also give the CLA the lowest drag coefficient of any production car in the world.

Exterior design: The CLA has classic sedan proportions: a high, stretched waistline, flat window surfaces and a long bonnet. The vehicle’s striking features include the bonnet embedded in the front end with powerdomesand the diamond radiator grille. The light modules and LEDs behind the headlamp cover glass have been arranged in such a way as to create the characteristic “flare effect” for the daytime driving lights and indicators.

Interior Design: The exterior’s progressive, sporty appearance is continued inside the vehicle. With its large glazed areas, the Panoramic sunroof ensures a particularly bright and welcoming ambience in the interior. It also responds automatically to rain: If it is open, itautomatically moves to the raised position to prevent rain from entering the interior.

New Generation Multimedia system: The CLA‐Class is equipped with a Harman Kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system, which provides a spectacular audio experience to our customers. Reverse parking and maneuvering is made much easier and safer by the reversing camera, which is offered as standard on the CLA.

Safe Driving: The CLA is available with numerous high-quality assistance and safety systems which support the driver and reduce his/her workload. With new and extended functions, in addition to the standard safety features such as ABS, BAS, ESP, ASR, Hill Start Assist etc.

Assistance systems such as attention assist warn the driver when it detects typical signs of drowsiness in his/her steering behavior while STEER CONTROL can assist the driver with corrective steering action in critical situations. Other systems like tyre pressure monitoring system continuously monitors the inflation pressure of all four tyres and tyre repair kit TIREFIT enables the vehicle to continue to the nearest workshop. A spare wheel with jack ensures mobility in the event of total tyre damage.

The Mercedes-Benz’s sportiest and most stylish luxury Sedan, the CLA-Class is now displayed at Counto Motors Showroom– Porvorim.

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