The Mercedes CLA first arrived in 2013, immediately cementing its place as the A-Class’s cooler cousin. But the original was not without its flaws – so instead of producing another rebodied hatch, the German firm has made some bigger changes to the CLA this time around.
As well as designing a sleeker, more stylish shell, Mercedes has widened the CLA’s track front and rear in an effort to boost engagement. It should also help engineer some clean air between the car you see here and the forthcoming A-Class Saloon.
While you may not think that widening the track by 63mm at the front and 55mm at the rear would make much difference, the new CLA feels tangibly sharper on the road. It responds directly to your inputs, with very little body roll through corners.
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