2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250: Finally!

James Raia

The Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is a new generatio for the sedan made like a sports car.

Introduced in 2014, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is an entry-level luxury sedan styled like a coupe and priced to sway new buyers from Audi and BMW.

Redesigned for 2020, criticisms of poor ride quality, stiff seats and limited interior room have been addressed.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is a new generatio for the sedan made like a sports car.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is a new generation for the entry-level luxury sedan made to like a sports car. Image © James Raia/2020

In addition to the CLA 250, the new generation of the sedan is now also available in AMG CL 35 and AMG CLA 45 trims. The AMG CLA 35 also uses a more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (302 hp and 295 lb-ft) and is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch as well.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250: Three Trims

The CLA 45 gets the biggest power bump to its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (382 hp and 354 lb-ft). It’s connected to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. All-wheel drive is standard with the CLA 45.


With its new sleeker styling, truck space is slightly smaller. But the CLA 250 has more headroom and it’s slighter longer and wider. The result is a more modern and versatile small sedan with its share of sex appeal.

With its base price of $38,650, the new CLA250 is particularly appealing with its entry-level status. A host of eight optional packages pushed the top-line CLA250 to $54,110.


Redesigned for 2020 as the second generation.
Increase power, more attractive, more interior room.
High-performance trims added.
MBUX infotainment system added.
Lost of standard features.


Less rear headroom.
Decreased interior space.

Article Last Updated: May 13, 2020.

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