Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.
BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.
CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.
The total number of seats in the vehicle.
Number Of Seats
Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £310 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.
"As a current demonstrator we would advise a call in to the branch to confirm availability and current mileage. Why not ask one of our business managers about PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) a simple cost effective way to buy your new or nearly new car. You choose the car, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the car outright for an agreed lump sum (the GFV or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender"
Rob Walford, General Manager
Mercedes-Benz of Reading
- Air Conditioning
- Cruise Control
- Satellite Navigation
- Alloy Wheels
- Stop Start
- CD Player
- Park Assist
|Front and rear electric windows|
|Heated rear window with timer|
|Automatic rain sensing wipers|
|ABS with Brake Assist|
|ESP with ASR|
|Electronic parking brake|
|Hill start assist|
|AMG high performance braking system|
|Adaptive brake system|
|Brake pad warning light|
|AMG speed sensitive sports steering|
|Active park assist with parktronic system|
|Collision prevention assist plus|
|DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)|
|Outside temperature gauge|
|Low fluid warning light|
|Service indicator (ASSYST)|
|Speed limit assist|
|8" colour display screen|
|Mercedes connect me with remote online|
|COMAND Online navigation with radio/CD/MP3/HDD, SD card slot, media interface and smartphone integration|
|Electric adjustable heated door mirrors|
|black air vent surrounds with red insert|
|DAB Digital radio|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour door handles|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Body colour side skirt|
|Black high gloss beltline|
|AMG radiator grille with twin louvre|
|Adaptive brake lights|
|LED tail lights|
|LED high performance headlamps with LED day time running lights and headlight washers|
|LED headlights with LED daytime running lights|
|Dual zone climate control|
|Height/reach adjustable steering column|
|Front centre armrest with storage box|
|Twin console mounted cup holders|
|Black roof lining|
|Load securing rings in luggage compartment|
|Illuminated storage compartment|
|AMG illuminated door sills|
|Multifunction steering wheel|
|Sports pedals with rubber studs|
|Front footwell lights|
|Rear footwell lights|
|Door sill illumination|
|Front side airbags|
|Child proof door locks|
|Warning triangle and first aid kit|
|Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Drivers knee airbag|
|Front passenger airbag deactivation|
|3x3 point rear seatbelts|
|Front and rear seatbelt reminder|
|Crash responsive emergency lighting|
|Rear head restraints|
|1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats|
|Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor|
|Front head restraints|
|Isofix rear child seat fastenings|
|AMG performance seats|
|Front sports seats|
|Remote central locking|
|Anti theft alarm system|
|Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors|
|Wheels - Spare|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
Handsome, efficient, capable and devastatingly rapid thanks to all-wheel drive and a 381bhp power output, the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Coupe offers the proper AMG package condensed into a more compact four-door coupe or Shooting Brake estate shape. It does look fairly expensive though.
AMG, the go-faster division of Mercedes-Benz, has changed. Not so very long ago, it was a company that developed Mercedes models into autobahn destroyers with huge power outputs but very little in the way of poise or subtlety. The first signs that AMG was developing more rounded sported cars came with the introduction of the facelifted E 55 AMG in 2003 and was cemented by the amazing C 63 AMG in 2008. Yes, there have been a few clunkers along the way such as the R 63 AMG and the SLK 55 AMG Black Series, but by and large AMG had turned itself around. Few would have predicted that AMG would be selling a compact four-wheel drive, 2.0-litre model built on the chassis of a Mercedes A-Class and that it would be entirely credible, yet that's exactly what we have in the rather handsome shape of the CLA 45. It's good to know that the products from Affalterbach have never been in better shape. The most powerful series-production four-cylinder engine in the world? Step right up.
Naturally, putting that amount of power to the tarmac through the four wheels of a Mercedes-Benz CLA makes for some impressive performance figures. Mercedes claims a sprint to 62mph in just 4.2 seconds before running onto an electronically limited top end of 155mph. You'll be able to replicate this if you like, thanks to the 'race start' launch control system. The AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive system directs up to 50 per cent of torque to the rear wheel to ensure a playful bias to the car's handling and guarantees a rapid getaway. That 1991cc four-cylinder powerplant is a piece of work. Developing 475Nm of torque - more than a Porsche 911 Carrera S. There are now two radiators instead of one, a larger intercooler and variable-vane turbocharger are larger, the exhaust system is different and now features a loud mode. The suspension gets firmer springing, slightly softer dampers than its A45 AMG twin, and big anti-roll bars, and it's all finished off with reassuringly huge brakes, a wider track, and sticky tyres. The steering has also been revised with firmer bushings offering better feedback. The transmission is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic which has been tweaked to offer quicker shift times and more aggressive automatic shift modes. The AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive system directs up to 50 per cent of torque to the rear wheel to ensure a playful bias to the car's handling and guarantees a rapid getaway. The 62mph benchmark comes and goes in 4.2s on the way to an electronically limited 155mph maximum.
Design and Build
The CLA was already a good looking car but the AMG version ups the aggression by several notches. Eighteen inch alloys are fitted as standard with nineteen inch rims sure to be a popular option amongst those who don't mind sacrificing ride quality for style. There's a "twin blade" radiator grille and the cross strut in the front apron, both painted in matt titanium grey. The rear apron with its highlighted air outlet openings at the sides features a diffuser insert and trim in matt titanium grey. Two square, chrome-plated tailpipes of the sports exhaust system finish the rear end appropriately. Jump inside and you're bound to like the sports seats in Artico man-made leather and Dinamica microfibre. It's not some cheap pleather-alike. This feels like leather and is extremely hardwearing. The seats are both supportive and comfortable and the amount of effort that's gone into the cabin is evident everywhere you look. The small AMG gear shifter is a neat touch, embossed with the Affalterbach company's logo. The instrument cluster presents information by means of a central colour display with a race timer mode. Out back, there's quite a high lip to lump your packages over, but once you do, there's a generous 470-litres on offer and a standard split-folding rear bench. If that's not enough, talk to your dealer about the CLA-Class Shooting Brake estate.
Market and Model
Now here's the potential sticking point. The RRP of this car is close to £45,000, around £4,000 more than the slightly racier A45 Mercedes-AMG model. Yes, in the four-door version, you do get a bigger boot when all the seats are in place (at 471 litres, there's fully 130 litres more than the A Class) but can the CLA really justify that price differential? More to the point, the BMW M140i, which isn't a whole lot slower in real world conditions is over £10,000 cheaper. That's a whole chunk of wedge but drive the two cars back to back and you'll see where the money's gone. It's been spent on a cleverer drive system, a gruntier engine, a classier interior and a whole other league of inbuilt superiority. Yes, the Mercedes genuinely does feel £10,000 more expensive. There's a choice of saloon or 'Shooting Brake' bodystyles and standard equipment includes a specially-tuned ESP stability control system with three modes; on, Sport Handling and Off. Jump onto the brakes in either of the latter modes and the full ESP protection kicks back in. There's also an additional function called ESP Curve Dynamic Assist nips the brakes on the inside rear wheel to increase agility through bends. It also gets a radar-based collision warning system . Working with adaptive Brake Assist, which lowers the risk of rear-end collisions, the Collision Prevention Assist system gives a visual and acoustic warning to alert a distracted driver to identified obstacles, and prepares Brake Assist for the most precise braking response possible. This is initiated as soon as the driver steps firmly on the brake pedal. It's all very clever but like the best technology, doesn't impose itself until it's actually needed.
Cost of Ownership
For all its astonishing performance figures, there was one fact about the CLA 45 that made me shake my head in disbelief and marvel at how quickly efficiency has improved. It's the fact that this car drinks less fuel and emits less carbon dioxide than a 150bhp Ford Fiesta ST of not so many years back. Mercedes claims a combined cycle fuel economy figure of 41.0mpg. Clearly this figure will head south if you use the throttle pedal as intended, but it's hard to argue with the 165g/km emissions figure. Of course, you will have to budget for some pretty hefty insurance premiums but that will be offset by what are predicted to be strong residual values. With all-wheel drive, tyre bills will also likely be slightly easier on the pocket too.
AMG floor mats, Privacy glass, ABS with Brake Assist, Linguatronic system, Attention assist, Outside temperature gauge, Electric adjustable heated door mirrors, black air vent surrounds with red insert...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||4.2|
|Engine Power - BHP||381|
|Engine Power - KW||280|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||6000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||350|
|Engine Torque - MKG||48.5|
|Engine Torque - NM||475|
|Engine Torque - RPM||2250|
|Emissions - ICE|
|CO2 (g/km)||162 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||74|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 6|
|Fuel Consumption - ICE|
|EC Combined (mpg)||40.9|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||50.4|
|EC Urban (mpg)||30.7|
The Cash Price is the ‘On the road price’ that the Dealership offers the vehicle at the point of sale. This is derived from any Manufacturer or Dealer savings from the Recommended Retail Price listed by the Manufacturer.
With thousands of models available we can offer you a competitive cash price quotation against any of our vehicles.
Our deals and offers change on a daily basis so please contact us for most up to date cash price.
PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) a simple cost effective way to buy your new or nearly new
You choose the car, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the car outright for an agreed lump sum (the GFV or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.
Hire Purchase allows you to take ownership of a car once all payments are made.
This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the car is yours.
One of the main benefits with Hire Purchase is the ability to buy a high value vehicle on
Hire Purchase allows you to tailor your finance package as deposit, length of time and monthly payments are all flexible.
Personal contract hire is very similar to normal contract hire, but is exclusively for
private individuals. This
is one of the most common form of leasing.
With a personal contract hire agreement you take control of a car for a contractual period – usually referred to as the ‘lease period’. You will make fixed monthly payments for the duration of the contract – when the contract expires you will simply return the car and take out a new personal contract hire lease. PCH means you never have to worry about resale values of your car.
Need Car Finance? We Can Help!
Our sister company Car Credit Assured is a completely free of charge service offering support and advice to anyone looking for car finance. In partnership with a panel of over 20 lenders we can offer car loans at extremely competitive prices. We are not a broker, as a motor retailer we simply want to ensure you have the correct support when purchasing your vehicle. Whatever your credit profile we can help you find a vehicle with the correct finance product based on your individual circumstances.
Visit our dedicated website Car Credit Assured to apply or for further information.
Opening times: 8.45am-9pm Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday & 10am-5pm Sunday
Terms & Conditions: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information shown. However, errors do sometimes occur. The specification of each vehicle listed on the Bristol Street Motors website is provided by "CAP". Please note that the Images of each vehicle are range shots, these can include images which do not reflect the precise details of the vehicle you are looking at and are purely used for illustrative purposes. The inclusion of such data does not imply any endorsement of any of its content nor any representation as to its accuracy.