Harry Leahey

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Mercedes-Benz has announced several upgrades to its CLA Coupe and CLA Shooting Brake models.

The updates include a newly shaped front apron, a revised radiator grille and a new rear diffuser.

In addition to these changes, the new models will also be available in two new paint colours, Hyper Blue and Spectral Blue, as well as three additional alloy designs in sizes of up to 19-inches.

The updated CLA models can also be equipped with a heated steering wheel rim, though this can only be had on the AMG Line cars.

Further standard equipment now includes Mercedes’ LED High Performance headlamps, Highbeam Assist, a reversing camera, and USB ports. 

Also as standard are new ‘comfort seats’, which are said to be trimmed in 100 percent artificial recycled fabric. 

Like its recently facelifted A-Class sibling, the new CLA range will benefit from the company’s latest generation MBUX infotainment system, which features newly designed display styles.

It is displayed on seven and 10.25-inch screens that are positioned across most of the dash, though two 10.25-inch displays can also be selected as an optional upgrade. 

The new petrol engines of the CLA Coupé and CLA Shooting Brake models have been upgraded with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, which Mercedes says aims to improve fuel economy and engine response.  

Additionally, the CLA 250e plug-in hybrid now has a slightly more powerful electric motor, while the option for faster charging can now be fitted via the options list. 

At the higher end of the CLA range are the 35 and 45 AMG models, which have also been given some exclusive changes. New upholstery features inside, while the CLA 45 can be had in the new 'AMG Street Style edition’ guise. 

This includes matt Mountain Grey paintwork and orange detailing on the interior and exterior.

Mercedes have yet to confirm pricing for its updated CLA range, but expect it to cost from around the previous car’s base price of £35,220. 

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Harry Leahey 19/01/23