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2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA price and specs

Mercedes-Benz's small four-door coupe has a higher asking price for 2022, while some equipment is missing due to chip shortages.

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The Mercedes-Benz CLA four-door coupe has entered 2022 with higher prices but some missing equipment.

Before on-road asking prices for the Mercedes-Benz CLA range are up by between $3789 and $6496 compared to 12 months ago.

The CLA range now starts at $67,189 before on-road costs for the CLA200, and extends to $118,496 before on-road costs for the AMG CLA45 S 4Matic+.

A Mercedes-Benz spokesperson has confirmed the ongoing global semiconductor shortage has affected supply of certain vehicle components in the CLA.

For example, the base CLA200 now gets an eight-speaker 100W sound system, instead of a nine-speaker 225W sound system.

Other changes for the CLA200 include no lumbar seat adjustment and single-zone instead of dual-zone climate control.

There’s no wireless phone charger available on any 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA model, and a head-up display isn’t available on non-AMG models.

A number of the option packages have either been deleted or altered to remove certain features, too.

To get the most up-to-date information on what features are and aren’t available on the CLA, Mercedes-Benz says to get in contact with an authorised retailer.

Mercedes-AMG has confirmed the CLA45 S Edition 55 special edition will be coming Down Under, featuring unique decals and forged 19-inch wheels.

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First arrivals are expected later in 2022, and Mercedes-AMG will announce pricing closer to that time.

The CLA is based on the same platform as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback, and its main rival is the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe which is based on the BMW 1 Series hatchback.

Up until April 2022, Mercedes-Benz has sold a total of 572 CLA models. It outsold the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe (305 sales), BMW 1 Series (433 sales), and Audi A3 (292 sales), though it was outsold by the A-Class (972 sales).

Pricing

  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA200: $67,189 (+$3789)
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 4Matic: $76,919 (+$5319)
  • 2022 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 4Matic: $92,370 (+$6470)
  • 2022 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S 4Matic+: $118,496 (+$6496)

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Engines

The entry-level Mercedes-Benz CLA200 is powered by a 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 120kW of power and 250Nm of torque. It’s mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with drive sent to the front wheels exclusively.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA250 4Matic is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 165kW and 350Nm. It’s mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with drive sent through a 4Matic all-wheel drive system.

The Mercedes-AMG CLA35 4Matic is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 225kW and 400Nm. It’s mated to an AMG seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with drive sent through a 4Matic all-wheel drive system.

The flagship Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S 4Matic+ is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 310kW and 500Nm. It’s mated to an AMG eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with drive sent through a rear-biased 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system.

Mercedes-Benz claims the AMG CLA35 4Matic can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.9 seconds, and the AMG CLA45 S 4Matic+ in 4.0 seconds.

Fuel Economy

Claimed combined cycle fuel economy figures for the 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA range is as follows:

  • CLA200: 5.7L/100km
  • CLA250 4Matic: 6.7L/100km
  • AMG CLA35 4Matic: 7.5L/100km
  • AMG CLA45 S 4Matic+: 8.9L/100km

All CLA models have an idle stop/start and have a 51L fuel tank, besides the entry-level CLA200 which has a 43L fuel tank.

Regular Mercedes-Benz CLA200 and CLA250 4Matic models can drink a minimum of 95 RON premium unleaded, whereas high-performance Mercedes-AMG CLA35 4Matic and CLA45 S 4Matic+ models require a minimum of 98 RON premium unleaded.

Dimensions

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA200 measures in at 4688mm long, 1427mm tall, and 1830mm wide with a 2729mm wheelbase. The CLA250 4Matic is slightly longer at 4695mm.

The Mercedes-AMG CLA35 4Matic is the same length as the CLA250 4Matic but is slightly wider at 1834mm and lower at 1399mm.

The Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S 4Matic+ measures in at 4693mm long, 1409mm tall, and 1857mm wide with a 2729mm wheelbase.

All CLA models have a boot capacity of 460L according to VDA standards.

Servicing and Warranty

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA, like all Mercedes-Benz models, are covered by a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.

Service intervals for every CLA model is every 12 months, or 25,000km, besides the CLA45 S 4Matic+ which requires servicing every 12 months, or 20,000km.

The three-pointed star offers three-, four- and five-year servicing plans. Pricing for these are as follows:

Three servicesFour servicesFive services
CLA200$2750$3550$4500
CLA250 4Matic$2750$3550$4500
AMG CLA35 4Matic$2800$3550$4750
AMG CLA45 4Matic+$3600$4450$5150

Safety

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA has a five-star ANCAP safety rating with a 2019 datestamp. The safety authority says the rating applies to all models bar the CLA35 AMG.

It received a rating of 96 per cent for adult occupant protection, 92 per cent for child occupant protection, 91 per cent for vulnerable road users and 76 per cent for safety assist.

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA range has the following standard safety equipment:

  • Nine airbags
  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • Safe exit warning
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Active bonnet
  • Tyre pressure loss warning system
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist
  • Reversing camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert and lane-change assist are optional on all CLA models besides the top-of-the-range AMG CLA45 S 4Matic+ which has these features as standard.

Standard Equipment

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA200 comes with the following standard equipment:

  • 18-inch Tremolite Grey AMG alloy wheels
  • AMG Line front and rear bumpers and side sill panels
  • Diamond radiator grille in chrome
  • LED headlights with auto high-beam
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Dual exhaust pipes with chrome tips
  • Heated, electrically-folding side mirrors
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Satellite navigation
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Mercedes me connect services
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Climate control
  • Drive modes
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Sports seats with black Artico and Dinamica microfibre upholstery and red topstitching
  • Seat cushion length adjustment
  • Ambient interior lighting with 64 colours
  • Brushed aluminium interior trim
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Paddle shifters
  • AMG floor mats
  • Brushed stainless steel sport pedals
  • Electric parking brake
  • Leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel
  • Cruise control

The CLA250 4Matic adds the following:

  • 18-inch high-gloss black AMG alloy wheels
  • High-gloss black exterior trim highlights
  • Black side mirrors
  • Diamond radiator grille in high-gloss black with chrome pins
  • Privacy glass
  • Panoramic glass electric sunroof
  • Brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering
  • Perforated brake discs
  • Remote engine start
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • Four-way lumbar support
  • Illuminated door sill panels with Mercedes-Benz lettering

The AMG CLA35 4Matic adds:

  • 19-inch AMG alloy wheels
  • AMG exhaust system with two round 90mm exhaust tips
  • AMG high-performance brakes
  • Silver-coloured brake calipers with black AMG lettering at the front
  • AMG Ride Control adaptive sport suspension
  • AMG front and rear bumpers and side sill panels
  • AMG grille with AMG lettering
  • Speed-sensitive power steering
  • AMG bootlip spoiler
  • Adaptive LED headlights with auto high-beam
  • AMG drive modes
  • AMG leather package
  • Sport seats with red and black two-tone Lugano leather upholstery
  • Electric front seats with memory
  • AMG Performance steering wheel
  • Surround-view camera
  • Head-up display

The AMG CLA45 S 4Matic+ adds:

  • AMG Driver’s package with top speed increased to 270km/h
  • 19-inch matt black with high-sheen flange AMG alloy wheels
  • AMG exhaust with quad tailpipes
  • AMG high-performance brakes with six-piston fixed calipers and perforated brake discs
  • Red-painted brake calipers with black AMG lettering
  • AMG rear bumper with diffuser
  • AMG front bumper with front wings
  • AMG side sill panels
  • AMG grille
  • AMG bootlip spoiler in body colour
  • Bodyshell stiffening
  • AMG torque control with drift mode
  • Speed-sensitive electromechanical steering with AMG front steering knuckles and rear axle subframe
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane change assist
  • Route-based speed adaptation
  • Race driving mode
  • AMG Performance steering wheel wrapped in black Dinamica microfibre with yellow topstitching
  • Sport seats with Yellow Cut leather upholstery
  • Burmester surround sound system

Optional Equipment

The Vision package available on the CLA200 adds the following:

  • Adaptive headlights with auto high-beam
  • Panoramic electric glass sunroof

The Seat Comfort package available on the CLA200 adds:

  • Heated front seats

The Driving Assistance package available on all models except the AMG CLA45 S 4Matic+ adds:

  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane change assist
  • Route-based speed adaptation

The AMG Performance package available on the AMG CLA35 4Matic and AMG CLA45 S 4Matic+ adds:

  • AMG Performance multi-contour front seats
  • AMG aerodynamics package
  • AMG performance sound

Colours

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA, depending on the variant, is available in the following exterior paint colours:

  • Sun Yellow
  • Night Black
  • Polar White
  • Digital White metallic
  • Cosmos Black metallic
  • Denim Blue metallic
  • Iridium Silver metallic
  • Mountain Grey metallic
  • Patagonia Red metallic

All metallic paint colours cost an additional $1190 bar Patagonia Red, which is $1990.

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