Mercedes-Benz CLA Gets Mid-Cycle Refresh for 2024

Published on January 19, 2023 in News by The Car Guide

The Mercedes-Benz CLA subcompact sedan is getting a mid-cycle refresh and update for the 2024 model year.

The list of changes starts with a redesigned front fascia and grille, a new rear diffuser and a revised signature for the headlights and taillights. Additional body colours are available including two different shades of blue. New wheel designs are also part of the mix.  

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The highlight of the interior is the free-standing digital interface with available 10.25-inch displays. The centre touchscreen is powered by the latest MBUX infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. A Burmester audio system is optional. Mercedes-Benz says the revised telematics system impresses with a new design and improved performance. 

The new trim elements in a dark carbon look, open-pore brown lime wood or brown MICROCUT microfibre (AMG Line only) further enhance the cabin. 

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What about the engine? The 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA will return with a turbocharged four-cylinder and 48V mild hybrid technology. A temporary power boost of 13 hp is available for quick bursts. Incidentally, 0-100 km/h sprints are achieved in 6.4 seconds according to the automaker. 

AMG Models

The sportier Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 and 45 S models feature more aggressive styling thanks to an AMG-specific radiator grille with vertical slats, a reshaped front apron and a round badge with the AMG emblem that reinforces the brand affiliation. The headlights and taillights are revised, as well, while new wheel designs up to 19 inches are available.

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Inside, the cockpit is enhanced with a new AMG Performance steering wheel, latest-generation MBUX infotainment and new upholstery covers for the standard sports seats or the optional AMG Performance seats. 

The CLA 35 uses the same turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 48V mild hybrid technology, except that output is increased to 302 hp with 295 lb-ft. of torque, good for 0-100 km/h sprints in 4.9 seconds.

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The CLA 45 S is cranked up to a formidable 416 hp and 369 lb-ft., making it the most powerful four-cylinder car (with no electric assistance) in production. Acceleration is a matter of 4.1 seconds.

Further details including pricing and Canadian launch timing will be announced at a later date.

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