2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA: Comprehensive Guide to New Features, Design Updates, and Price Changes

Jacob Brooke
November 9, 2023

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA series has received several updates, including standard equipment enhancements and design changes, accompanied by an increase in prices. The model range, which includes the CLA 200, CLA 250 4Matic, AMG CLA 35 4Matic, and the AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+, sees price hikes up to $7,000. The starting price is now set at $76,900 for the CLA 200, going up to $126,500 for the AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+.

2024 AMG CLA 35 4Matic - Overseas model shown

These price increases incorporate additional features such as metallic paint, a panoramic glass sunroof, electric front seats with memory, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, a push-button start, and a surround-view camera. The AMG CLA 35 4Matic also includes a Burmester surround-sound system and safety/comfort features such as rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assist, route-based speed adaptation, and Guard 360 vehicle protection.

Design updates for the 2024 models include a new front bumper, LED headlight and tail light effects, and new grille designs. The range also introduces new alloy wheels, up to 19 inches in size, and two new exterior colors: Hyper Blue and Spectral Blue. Interior updates feature a new steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and updated infotainment software. The AMG models now include the 'Panamericana' grille design.

The CLA 200's standard features have been expanded to include:

  • The AMG Line package with a Night Package
  • Sports brakes
  • LED headlights with adaptive high beam
  • 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with inbuilt satellite navigation and voice control
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power-adjustable front sports seats with memory
  • Heated front seats
  • Four-way lumbar support
  • Nappa leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Loaded suite of safety features, including:
  • 360-degree camera
  • Parking sensors
  • Automatic parking
  • Nine airbags
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Safe exit warning
  • Tyre pressure loss warning

The CLA 250 adds a more powerful engine and all-wheel drive, while the AMG CLA 35 includes additional features like an AMG Night Package, AMG Ride Control adaptive suspension, and an enhanced Driving Assistance Package. The AMG CLA 45 S features an AMG Track Pace lap timer, AMG 'Real Performance Sound', and a Night Package II.

In terms of performance, the CLA 200 features a 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with a 48V mild-hybrid system, delivering 120kW of power and 270Nm of torque. The CLA 250 4Matic has a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with 165kW and 350Nm, and the AMG CLA 35 4Matic has a similar engine but with higher outputs of 225kW and 400Nm. The top-of-the-line AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+ is equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, delivering 310kW and 500Nm. It's notable that the CLA 45 S is not a mild hybrid.

Key Changes

  • New exterior designs: bumper, LED lights, grille, alloy wheels
  • Interior updates: new steering wheel, wireless connectivity, infotainment software
  • All AMG models now feature 'Panamericana' grille

Model Grades

CLA 200:

  • Price: $76,900 before on-roads (+$7,000)
  • Engine: 1.3L turbocharged four-cylinder petrol, 120kW/270Nm
  • Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch, front-wheel drive
  • Key Features: AMG Line package, sports brakes, LED headlights, 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless connectivity, panoramic sunroof, power-adjustable front sports seats, 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control​​.

CLA 250 4Matic:

  • Price: $85,900 before on-roads (+$5,800)
  • Engine: 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder petrol, 165kW/350Nm
  • Transmission: 8-speed dual-clutch, all-wheel drive
  • Key Features: Adds over CLA 200 - more powerful engine, all-wheel drive​​.

AMG CLA 35 4Matic:

  • Price: $99,900 before on-roads (+$1,300)
  • Engine: 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder petrol, 225kW/400Nm
  • Transmission: 8-speed dual-clutch, all-wheel drive
  • Key Features: AMG Night Package, adaptive suspension, Multibeam LED headlights, Burmester sound system, head-up display, AMG steering wheel, enhanced driving assistance package​​.

AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+:

  • Price: $129,900 before on-roads (+$1,900)
  • Engine: 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder petrol, 310kW/500Nm
  • Transmission: 8-speed dual-clutch, all-wheel drive
  • Key Features: AMG Track Pace lap timer, 'Real Performance Sound', Night Package II, red brake calipers​​.

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Jacob Brooke
Jacob Brooke, a respected voice in the world of automotive journalism, brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to his reviews at CarSauce. His keen eye for detail and passion for all things cars shine through in his in-depth analysis and honest evaluations of the latest models of cars. Join him as he guides readers through the car-buying process and explores the exciting world of motoring.

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