Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new CLA Coupe, a trendsetting compact vehicle that boasts numerous innovations and upgraded standard equipment. The car will arrive at U.S. dealerships later in 2023.
The exterior of the new CLA Coupe has been given a sporty makeover with a newly shaped front fascia, a revised radiator grille with a star pattern, and a new rear diffuser. The car also features modernized graphics in the LED High-Performance headlamps, which are fitted as standard, and the LED taillights. The new paint colors Hyper Blue and Starling Blue, as well as three additional wheel designs in sizes up to 19 inches, provide customers with more options for individualizing their vehicles.
The interior of the new CLA Coupe is designed to provide a high-tech look and feel, with a free-standing dual-screen display that includes a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch multimedia display as standard. The steering wheel is upholstered in Nappa leather as standard, and a heated steering wheel is also available in the AMG Line for the first time. The car also features new trim elements in a dark carbon look, open-pore brown linden wood, or brown microfiber (AMG Line only) that further enhance the interior.
The Progressive equipment line offers three interior colors: Black, Macchiato Beige, and Sage Grey. In the AMG Line, the standard seat upholstery in MB-Tex/microfiber is now also available in Bahia Brown. A total of five upholstery colors are available in the AMG Line: Black, Bahia Brown, Sage Grey, Titanium Grey Pearl/Black, and Red/Black.
The MB-Tex/microfiber seat upholstery used in the new CLA Coupe consists largely of recycled materials, with 65 percent in the middle section of the seat and 85 percent in the bottom fabric. This is an important measure toward the company's goal of CO2 neutrality. Mercedes-Benz aims to at least halve the CO2 emissions per passenger car in the new vehicle fleet over the entire life cycle compared to 2020. From 2039 onwards, the passenger car and van fleet aim to be CO2-neutral with offsets across the entire automotive value chain.
Mercedes-Benz has significantly upgraded the standard equipment and tailored the offer logic even more precisely to specific customer tastes. For example, the standard equipment of the new CLA already includes Highbeam Assist, a reversing camera, and the USB package, in addition to the leather steering wheel and LED front headlamps. Customers also receive the Parking Package and Mirror Package as standard equipment. Other functional equipment is bundled into packages based on real customer behavior.
MBUX and Burmester Sound System
The CLA Coupe features the latest generation of MBUX, with newly designed display styles: "Classic" provides all relevant driver information, "Sporty" impresses with the dynamic tachometer, and "Discreet" is limited to the most essential items. Together with the three modes (Navigation, Assistance, Service) and seven color worlds, the instrument cluster and central display can be individualized according to the driver's preference and the situation. The central display offers all previous functions such as navigation, media, phone, and more, and can be operated conveniently as a touchscreen.
The revised telematics system impresses with a new design and improved performance. A new feature is wireless smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For further connectivity, the CLA Coupe has an additional USB-C port and increased USB charging capacity. All USB ports are also now illuminated.
The CLA Coupe also features the latest generation of the Burmester sound system with Dolby Atmos. This sound system is designed to provide an immersive and powerful audio experience, with crystal-clear sound and deep, rich bass. The system is also fully customizable, allowing drivers to tailor the sound to their personal preferences.
The new CLA Coupe is equipped with the latest safety features, including the latest driver assistance systems that have been designed to keep drivers and passengers safe on the road. The car is equipped with a range of sensors and cameras that provide a 360-degree view of the vehicle's surroundings, making it easy to detect and avoid potential hazards.
The CLA Coupe also features the latest generation of Mercedes-Benz's driver assistance systems, including Active Distance Assist, which helps drivers maintain a safe distance from other vehicles on the road, and Active Steering Assist, which helps drivers stay in their lane and avoid accidental lane changes.
The car is also equipped with the latest generation of collision avoidance systems, including the Active Brake Assist system, which can automatically apply the brakes in emergency situations to prevent collisions. Additionally, the car is equipped with the latest generation of lane-keeping systems, which can automatically steer the car back into its lane if it begins to drift.
The new Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe is a trendsetting compact vehicle that boasts numerous innovations and upgraded standard equipment. The car's exterior and interior have been given a sporty makeover, and it features the latest technology and safety features. With the latest generation of MBUX and the Burmester sound system with Dolby Atmos, the CLA Coupe provides an immersive and powerful audio experience. Additionally, the car is equipped with the latest generation of driver assistance systems, which help keep drivers and passengers safe on the road. The new CLA Coupe is expected to arrive at U.S. dealerships later in 2023.