We have been seeing partially covered prototypes of this car out and about for a while, but now the new 2017 Mercedes CLA Facelift goes official, revealing all that was hidden behind the camo. And it isn’t much, really. Just some lightly modified bumpers and new light-alloy wheel designs.
To be fair, more has happened inside the cabin of 2017 Mercedes CLA, where you get new seat covers and trim parts, as well as chrome-plated controls. There has been an upgrade in the level of equipment the car comes with, including the addition of LED High Performance headlamps, HANDS-FREE ACCESS, and enhanced smartphone integration.
But design-wise, a pair of revised bumpers inspired by Mercedes new corporate look is all you get. Changes are a bit more noticeable on the CLA 45 AMG model what with it being the sporty version with a more aggressive look. But even if you want one of the regular models, you can customize the look using more than six new wheel design and optional treatment such as the Night Package and Sport Package.
Other notable highlights of the 2017 Mercedes CLA Facelift inside the cabin include a freestanding 8-inch media display with a new-style glass cover, matt black ash wood, black DINAMICA microfiber trim, and chrome-plated control. Equipment-wise, the car is as Benz as you’d expect, available with Active Brake Assist as standard, DYNAMIC SELECT, and…
The CLA Facelift launches in the UK with two engines. The regular version is the CLA 250 powered by a 208 hp four-pot, and it can be had with two or four-wheel-drive. The better version is the CLA 45 AMG with a 375 hp turbo-four and the ability to go from 0 to 60 in 4.1 seconds.