Mercedes CLA to be assembled in India, engine specs inside – IAB Report

Posted on: Jan 6, 2015 - 11:00am IST

Bookings start from today. 

Mercedes-Benz India will launch the CLA Class sedan on January 22. Unlike other compact models like the A Class, B Class and GLA Class, the CLA will not be imported into the country via the CBU (Completely Built up Unit) route, but will be assembled at the Chakan plant in Pune, Maharashtra.

Mercedes CLA from NAIAS 2013 (13)
The CLA will come with a petrol and diesel engine for India.

The CLA will launch with a petrol and a diesel engine in India. The petrol engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit capable of 181 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque between 1,200-1,400 rpm. Paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, the CLA 200 accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7.8 seconds and hits a top-speed of 235 km/h. Mercedes claims a fuel efficiency of 15.04 km/l.

The CLA 200 CDI is powered by a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine developing 134 bhp between 3,600-4,400 rpm and 300 Nm of torque between 1,600-3,000 rpm. It too uses a 7-speed gearbox, and sprints to 100 km/h in 9.8 seconds while hitting a top-speed of 220 km/h. The CLA 200 CDI averages 17.9 km/l.

Mercedes CLA at the 2014 Philippines Motor Show interior
For the Indian market, the CLA will get a Harman sound system with 12 speakers.

Apart from features like 6-airbags, ABS, EBD and ASR, the CLA will be equipped with Bi-Xenon headlights, reversing camera, a Harman Kardon surround system with 12-speakers, and a panoramic roof.

Also read: Mercedes-Benz India registers record sales in 2014

Mercedes-Benz India dealers will start accepting bookings for the CLA from today.

Competitors: Audi A3 Sedan
Expected price: INR 25-30 lakh, ex-Showroom
Launch date: January 22 2015

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2 thoughts on “Mercedes CLA to be assembled in India, engine specs inside – IAB Report

  1. Umar Farook says:

    Hi Anjan
    If they are going to assemble this car in India, it makes more sense to assemble the other compact cars also, right. It will reduce the prices and increase the sales. The starting model of A class will cost a lot lesser and it will surely increase the sales. Am I right?

    1. Yes, you are. We will get some more insight into what other small cars Merc plans to assemble, when we meet them this week during the CLA media drive program.


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