Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed the updated CLA range will go on sale in November 2023.
UPDATE, 09/11/2023 – Mercedes-Benz Australia previously shared an incorrect price for the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+. We’ve updated this story to reflect the correct information.
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA line-up will remain the same as the pre-update model, with the CLA 200, CLA 250 4Matic, AMG CLA 35 4Matic, and AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+.
Only the “coupe” body styles will be offered, with the shooting brake wagon axed when the current-generation was introduced locally in 2019.
Pricing for the CLA range is up by $7000, depending on the variant. The range now starts at $76,900 before on-roads for the CLA 200, extends to $126,500 before on-roads for the AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+.
For the extra cash, Mercedes-Benz Australia has included metallic paint, a panoramic glass sunroof, electric front seats with memory, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and push button start, as well as a surround-view camera as standard across the entire range.
The AMG CLA 35 4Matic now also receives a Burmester surround-sound system, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assist, Route-based speed adaptation, as well as Guard 360 vehicle protection plus.
Like the A-Class hatch and sedan, most of the updated CLA range features a 48V mild-hybrid system, apart from the flagship CLA 45 S 4Matic+. This includes a belt-driven starter-generator capable of providing an additional 10kW at start-off.
Mercedes-Benz first revealed the updated CLA range earlier this year, with the main changes being a new front bumper, redesigned graphics for the LED headlights and tail lights, as well as new grille designs.
There are also new alloy wheels in sizes up to 19 inches, as well as new Hyper Blue and Spectral Blue exterior paint colours.
- 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA 200: $76,900 (+$7000)
- 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4Matic: $85,900 (+$5800)
- 2024 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 4Matic: $99,900 (+$1300)
- 2024 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+: $126,500 (-$1500)
All prices are before on-road costs
The entry-level Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 is powered by a 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with a 48V mild-hybrid system producing total system outputs of 120kW of power and 270Nm of torque.
This is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, with drive sent to the front wheels only.
The CLA 250 4Matic is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with a 48V mild-hybrid system producing total outputs of 165kW and 350Nm. This is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with drive sent through an all-wheel drive system.
The Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 4Matic is also powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with a 48V mild-hybrid system, but produces 225kW and 400Nm. This is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with drive sent through an all-wheel drive system.
The flagship AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+ is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 310kW and 500Nm. This is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with drive sent through an all-wheel drive system.
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA range has the following claimed combined fuel consumption figures:
- CLA 200: 6.7 litres per 100km
- CLA 250 4Matic: 7.3 litres per 100km
- AMG CLA 35 4Matic: 8.2 litres per 100km
- AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+: 9.3 litres per 100km
Almost every CLA variant, apart from the flagship AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+, now has a 48V mild-hybrid system with a 10kW starter-generator claimed to provide better automatic engine stop/start functionality, as well as a power boost when necessary.
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 measures in at 4688mm long, 1830m wide, and 1427mm tall, with a 2729mm wheelbase. The CLA 250 4Matic is slightly longer at 4695mm.
The Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 4Matic is the same length as the CLA 250 4Matic but is slightly wider at 1834mm and lower at 1399mm.
The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+ measures in at 4693mm long, 1857mm wide, and 1409mm tall, with a 2729mm wheelbase.
All CLA models have a boot capacity of 460 litres according to VDA standards.
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA range is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
Logbook servicing for the CLA range is required every 12 months or 25,000km, apart for the AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+ which requires it every 12 months or 20,000km.
Mercedes-Benz offers the CLA range with three-, four-, and five-year service plans. They are priced as follows:
- CLA 200, CLA 250 4Matic: $2965, $3880, $4810
- AMG CLA 35 4Matic: $3500, $4400, $5885
- AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+: $4250, $5295, $6135
The Mercedes-Benz CLA has a five-star ANCAP safety rating with a 2019 datestamp. The safety authority says the rating applies to all models bars the two high-performance AMG variants.
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 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA range has the following standard safety equipment:
- Nine airbags
- Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane-keep assist
- Safe exit warning
- Driver attention warning
- Traffic sign recognition
- Active bonnet
- Adaptive cruise control (NEW)
- Semi-autonomous parking assist
- Surround-view camera (NEW)
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Tyre pressure loss warning system
The AMG CLA 35 4Matic and up now receives rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assist, Route-based speed adaptation, as well as Guard 360 vehicle protection plus.
Mercedes-Benz Australia hasn’t detailed the full list of standard features at this stage.
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 and CLA 250 4Matic receive:
- AMG Line package
- Night package
- LED headlights
- LED tail lights
- Panoramic sunroof (NEW)
- 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
- 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Wireless phone charger
- Single-zone climate control
- Ambient interior lighting
- Keyless entry and push-button start (NEW)
- Electric front seats with memory (NEW)
- Heated front seats
The AMG CLA 35 4Matic adds:
- Adaptive LED headlights
- AMG-specific grille
- AMG Night package
- Head-up display
- Burmester surround-sound system (NEW)
- Dual-zone climate control
- Illuminated door sills
- Performance steering wheel with AMG steering wheel buttons
- AMG Leather package
- Rear cross-traffic alert (NEW)
- Lane change assist (NEW)
- Route-based speed adaptation (NEW)
- Guard 360 vehicle protection plus (NEW)
- Tyre pressure monitoring
The flagship AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+ adds:
- Red painted brake calipers
- AMG Night Package II
- AMG Track Pace
- AMG Real Performance Sound
The $4900 Plus package for the CLA 200 and CLA 250 4Matic adds:
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Lane change assist
- Route-based speed adaptation
- Guard 360 vehicle protection plus
- Augmented video for navigation
- Burmester surround-sound system
- Illuminated door sills
- Head-up display
- Dual-zone climate control
- Multibeam LED headlights
- MBUX interior assist
There’s a $3500 Aerodynamics package for the AMG CLA 35 4Matic and CLA 45 S 4Matic+. The latter can also be optioned with AMG High Performance seats with multi-contour function for $5700.
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA range, depending on the variant, is available in the following exterior paint colours:
- Cosmos Black metallic
- Hyperblue Metallic (NEW)
- Spectral Blue Metallic (NEW)
- Iridium Silver Metallic
- Digital White Metallic
- Mountain Grey Metallic
- Manufaktur Patagonia Red Metallic
The company has also confirmed metallic paint is now standard across the entire range.