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10 Things You Didn't Know about the Mercedes CLA 250

You may have heard a little something about, or even seen one or two on the streets. The Mercedes CLA 250 is a singular automobile made for true connoisseurs of great luxury wheels. It's the latest in dream cars that you can enjoy driving. They offer both the innovations that are so much fun to show off to your friends as well as true show-car design. In fact, the new CLA 250 gives you the opportunity for expressing your own personal sporty style and impressing everybody. Its hefty turbo power, sporty seats, and a techy cabin are all backed up by plenty of creative connectivity, driver assists, and seriously advanced safety features. Yes, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA CLA250 is a spectacular passenger sedan with some amazing special features. To give you a better idea about the car, the maker, and what you can look forward to if you purchase one of these beautiful sedans, we've put together a list of 10 Things You Didn't Know about the Mercedes CLA 250:

1. Plenty of Horsepower

This beautiful sleek sedan actually has 208 hp under the hood. That’s plenty of power for both city or freeway driving with ease. It'll get up and go when you want it to and do it smoothly as well. The engine is a 2.0 L 208 HP In-Line 4 with a 7G-DCT 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

2. Fuel Economy

You might think that the fuel economy wouldn’t be so hot on the Mercedes CLA 250. You’d be wrong though. This beauty gets 24 MPG city and 37 MPG highway. Not bad for a luxury sedan.

3. Plenty of Pick-Up

The Mercedes CLA 250 isn't a dragster by any means but it can go 0 to 60 in only 6.9 seconds. Pretty good pick-up for a luxury sedan. Works well when you want to drag race your neighbor!

4. Interior Features

The Mercedes CLA 250 seats five full-sized adults in superior comfort. It has standard MB-Tex upholstery MB-Tex upholstery offers not only a full rich appearance but also a leather-like feel that's soft, comfortable, and supple even when the weather turns cold weather. In addition, it offers super easy-care and excellent durability. The contrasting double-top-stitching is the perfect enhancement to the tailored and sporty look of the car's cockpit.

The standard front seats are sporty and feature adjustable cushions. In addition, both of the front seats feature sports contours as well as deep side-bolsters. You can even extend the seat cushion, moving it forward for comfort-enhancing additional thigh support. And, the seats also feature integrated head restraints that are actually racing-inspired, like NASCAR. And, if you choose the optional leather upholstery, you'll be getting richly-grained leather that is supple and soft as well as hand-fitted to the head restraints, seat inserts, and side bolsters.

5. Dimensions

The Mercedes CLA 250 has a 106.3-inch wheelbase. Overall, it measures 182.3 inches in length by 70 inches in width by 56.6 inches high. And, it weighs in at 3,274 pounds.

6. Fuel Capacity

The fuel tank capacity of the Mercedes CLA 250 is 14.8 gallons. It definitely doesn't hold as much as an SUV, for example, but also gets better fuel economy, so it's certainly adequate.

7. How About Torque?

When it comes to torque, the Mercedes CLA 250 offers 258 pound-feet of torque.

8. Average Pricing

Mercedes CLA 250 sedans start at $33,100 MSRP. That's a pretty reasonable price for a luxury sedan like this one. It's especially reasonable when you compare it to others in its class.

9. COMAND Navigation

With the GPS technology in your Mercedes CLA 250 plus the ultra-fast hard drive for storing both points of interest and maps, your virtual copilot will be providing detailed driving directions at truly amazing speeds along with a nice friendly voice. In addition, the COMAND® navigation system has a new larger eight-inch high-res-color-screen for displaying 3D maps, points of interest, and even building profiles.

10. Multimedia Features

The Mercedes CLA 250 comes standard with a hands-free Bluetooth interface. You can answer and place calls along with accessing select phonebooks. And, you can do it all without ever having to take your hands off the wheel. This is true standard Bluetooth® connectivity with calling that's hands-free. You can also pair your phone (Bluetooth-compatible) with your car and it's easier than ever. Then, you can simply keep your phone in your pocket, if you wish, while still enjoying hands-free conversations via your car's audio system. The eight-inch color display with its console-mounted central controller gives you the ease of convenience in controlling everything from the audio to the video, optional navigation functions, and hands-free calling. And, a number of features can be accessed as well via the car's integrated controls on the steering wheel. The Mercedes CLA 250's freestanding display offers you a combination of a sleek design and extra-large viewing area.

So, all in all, the new Mercedes CLA 250 probably has all of the features you're looking for in a luxury sedan. But, don't just take our word for what it offers. Take a look at it yourself and you'll be hooked, too.

Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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