Just as the compact CLA250 sedan and GLA250 crossover serve as entry points into the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the hotted-up CLA45 4MATIC and GLA45 4MATIC are the junior members of an ever-growing empire of Mercedes-AMG performance vehicles. Although their exterior shapes are different, the two are closely related, essentially sharing the same powertrain and chassis and much of their interiors. When the CLA45 hit the market as a 2014 model, it bucked recent AMG norms by offering a turbocharged four-cylinder instead of one of the brand’s vaunted V-6 or V-8 units; the GLA45 followed suit when it arrived a few months later.
The CLA was updated for the 2017 model year, and the GLA has received a freshening for 2018. Neither has changed drastically, but particular attention has been paid to improving aerodynamics. New splitters, grilles, and LED headlamps adorn their façades, and both also get revised rear diffusers and spoilers. Inside, a new DINAMICA appearance package adds a revised steering wheel and a host of cosmetic items such as microsuede seat inserts, doorsill protectors, and colorful cabin accents.
The Mercedes Cla 250 offers outstanding style and technology both inside and out. See interior & exterior photos. Mercedes Cla 250 New features complemented by a lower starting price and streamlined packages. The mid-size Mercedes Cla 250 offers a complete lineup with a wide variety of finishes and features, two conventional engines.