2020 MercedesBenz CLA says so long to entry level with 3000plus price

first_img Luxury cars Sedans More about 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Preview • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 first drive: Now actually feels like a premium car Share your voice Post a comment 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 review: More luxurious and techy than ever Not so entry-level anymore. Mercedes-Benz When the Mercedes-Benz CLA first arrived in the US, it marked a big shift for the German luxury brand. The C-Class was no longer the gateway model and the CLA was priced aggressively to start just around $30,000. That figure is long gone, friends.For 2020, Mercedes-Benz said in a Thursday release that the CLA will cost $37,645 after a $995 destination charge. For starters, that’s almost $7,000 more than what the first CLA cost originally. Secondly, that’s a pretty hefty price bump over the 2019 model. Buyers will fork over $3,550 more for the new model. Add all-wheel drive and buyers will flirt with $40,000 for a base model at $39,645.To be fair, the CLA does differentiate itself from the brand’s new entry-level model, the A-Class. For starters, the CLA comes with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine that musters 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, the A-Class’s 2.0-liter turbo-4 makes just 188 hp and 221 pound-feet of torque. The CLA is also larger than before and boasts that swankier coupe-like look that’s all the rage these days.Standard equipment for all CLA models includes 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster and a matching 7-inch touchscreen for infotainment purposes. The brand’s latest infotainment system, MBUX, is also on board with its “Hey Mercedes” command ready to answer your questions and assist. Additional driver assistance packages and premium goodies will increase the CLA’s price well past $40,000 before other fees and taxes.Is all of it too pedestrian, perhaps? There will also be Mercedes-AMG models to heat things up. The CLA35 and CLA45 models will boast 302 hp and nearly 400 hp, respectively.  Prices aren’t available for the sportier of CLAs, but expect healthy premiums over the standard car. Buyers will find the regular CLA arriving at dealers this fall. Now playing: Watch this: Tags 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560 Coupe review: Still the luxury benchmark 38 Photos 0 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220: The entry-level luxury sedan… The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is more design-focused than ever More From Roadshow 2019 Cadillac Escalade review: Large, luxurious and long in the tooth Mercedes-Benz 6:01 Mercedes-Benzlast_img

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