We already know a lot about the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA. We know it will spawn an SUV variant called the GLA, as well as a massively powerful AMG model. We also know that despite it’s more affordable price point, the CLA will offer the style, safety and technology expected of a vehicle wearing the three-pointed star. What we didn’t know was how the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder in the CLA250 sipped fuel.
Thanks to the Department of Energy’s fueleconomy.gov website, we now know the CLA250’s impressive 0.23 coefficient of drag will help the baby-Benz achieve fuel economy figures of 26 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg combined from its 208 horsepower turbocharged four cylinder engine. For comparison, the similarly sized, though less powerful, Acura ILX manages only 24 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway, with a combined rating of 28 mpg. Step up to the more powerful six-speed manual ILX and your combined fuel economy will drop to 25 mpg.
Unfortunately we still don’t know fuel economy ratings for the CLA45 AMG, but given its sporting pretensions and 355 horsepower engine, expect fuel economy to be less of a priority for this model.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is all-new for the 2014 model year, and Mercedes-Benz of Plano invites you to come to our store to learn more about the latest model from Mercedes-Benz.