2017 Mercedes Benz CLA India Launch - Press Release

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  • Press Information

    30th November, 2016

    Mercedes-Benz drives in the new CLA,

    revamps the luxury compact sedan segment

    The CLA is the 12th product launched by Mercedes-Benz India pursuing its

    Winning philosophy in 2016

    CLA boasts of segment benchmark in styling, design and size (longest

    wheelbase: 2699mm); differentiating it from core competitors

    CLA 200 Sport Pulsating Performance: The CLA 200 Sport features a 1,991 cc

    petrol engine that churns out 135 kW (184 hp) and 300 Nm of torque available at

    as low as 1200 rpm | 0 100 in 7.1 seconds

    CLA 200 d Sport Peppy performance: The CLA 200 d Sport features a 2,143

    diesel engine that produces 100 kW (136 hp) and 300 Nm of torque available at

    as low as 1400 rpm | 0 -100 in 9 seconds

    DYNAMIC SELECT with 4 four drive modes: Comfort, Sport, Eco & Individual

    Motorized by the 7G Dual Clutch Transmission, the CLA ensures rapid gear

    shifts, in turn enhancing the driving performance without compromising on fuel

    efficiency

    Personification of Aerodynamics: The CLA features an Avant-garde coup

    design with powerful lines, striking light reflections, soft nose and extremely low

    Cd value of 0.25 (lowest for any production car in the world)

    Redesigned LED Head and Tail Lights further emphasizes the CLAs dynamic

    appearance | In addition, the LED High Performance headlamps provide more

    safety

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto featured for the first time in the CLA:

    Enables effortless connectivity and communication

    The new CLA features a free-standing 8-inch display with an innovative

    smartphone look and expressive combinations of colours and materials

  • The Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 d Style is priced at INR 31.40 lakhs, CLA 200 d

    Sport is priced at INR 34.68 lakhs and the CLA 200 Sport is priced at INR

    33.68 lakhs (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)

    Mumbai: The countrys largest luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India today

    redefined the compact luxury sedan segment, by driving in the stylish new CLA. The

    CLA embodies an intelligent combination of functionality and agility in a modern

    coup design with several striking features. The CLAs stunning design elements

    and dynamic appearance make it one of the most stunning sedans on road. The

    CLA represents a landmark in automotive design, carving out a niche for itself. It

    features an Avant-garde coup design with powerful lines, striking light reflections,

    soft nose and extremely low Cd value of 0.25 (the lowest drag coefficient of any

    production car in the world). In short, the CLA is impossible to ignore and even

    harder to resist. The Mercedes-Benz CLA was launched by Roland Folger,

    Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and will be available in

    Mercedes-Benz dealerships across the country.

    Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented,

    Ever since its India debut, the CLA has witnessed an overwhelming response from

    young patrons across the country. The CLA is the epitome of dynamic design that

    seamlessly embodies an intelligent combination of functionality and agility in a

    modern coup design. The stylish CLA has won several hearts and minds of

    customers thanks to its distinctive design based on Mercedes-Benzs new design

    language and its sensational driving performance. It opened doors to many young

    customers, who prefer to arrive in style wherever they go. The CLA remains one of

    the best sellers in the New Generation Cars portfolio and underlines the compact

    sedans unmatched popularity, especially amidst the younger generation.

  • The CLA makes for an attractive value proposition for our discerning customers

    who not only enjoy the driving dynamics but also expect a hassle free ownership

    experience from Mercedes-Benz. The specially designed service and finance

    packages make buying and owning the CLA a delightful experience. With the CLA

    we introduced twelve new products in 2016 and maintained a strong product

    offensive to keep our customers fascinated with the brand. Our product strategy is in

    the right direction and we are glad to see it working despite challenging market

    scenarios. We are confident that the new CLA will continue its success run for the

    New Generation Car portfolio and will maintain its high conquest rate, especially for

    younger customers. Mr. Folger further added.

    Technical specifications and Driving Dynamics of the CLA 200 Sport

    Technical specifications and Driving Dynamics of the CLA 200 d Sport

    Performance Data Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Sport

    Engine arrangement/cylinders M270 / L4

    Number of valves per cylinder 4

    Displacement (cc) 1,991

    Power (kW [hp] @ rpm) 135 [184]/5,500

    Torque (Nm @ rpm) 300 @1,200 4,000

    Acceleration (0-100 km/h) 7.1 sec

    Top Speed (km/h) 240

    Performance Data Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 d Sport

    Engine arrangement/cylinders OM651 / L4

    Number of valves per cylinder 4

    Displacement (cc) 2,143

  • DYNAMIC SELECT allows the driver to choose their desired setting based on the

    driving patterns. To this end, the driver can select one of four transmission modes

    using the DYNAMIC SELECT switch: ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual.

    The 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission has the following features and

    functions:

    ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual transmission modes selectable via

    DYNAMIC SELECT button in upper control panel

    Ergonomic DIRECT SELECT lever and steering-wheel gearshift paddles for

    manual gear-changing

    ECO start/stop function

    Gliding function in ECO transmission mode with further high fuel-saving

    potential

    Integral, electro-hydraulic parking lock as a functional component of the

    immobiliser

    Enthralling Exteriors

    The CLA has classic coup proportions: a high, stretched waistline, flat window

    surfaces and a long bonnet. The unusually expressive lines combined with both

    concave and convex surfaces give the CLA its avant-garde, sporty character and

    create varied light effects. Keeping with its innovative design, the CLA is now also

    available in Cavansite blue as well as other innovative finishes. Its typical Coup

    style elements ensure the expressive, signature appearance of the CLA. The CLA

    features re-designed taillights for a dynamic visual appearance. In addition to the

    striking look, the LED High Performance headlamps provide more safety at night

    Power (kW [hp] @ rpm) 100 [136]/3,200 4,000

    Torque (Nm @ rpm) 300 @1,400 3,000

    Acceleration (0-100 km/h) 9 sec

    Top Speed (km/h) 220

  • thanks to a broad light distribution, a light colour similar to daylight and low energy

    consumption. The tail lights feature LED technology and create a visual highlight

    while improving visibility. The CLA comes with 43.2 cm (17-inch) 5-Twin-Spoke

    Light-Alloy Wheels painted in tremolite grey and with a high-sheen finish.

    Sporty Interiors

    The sporty character of the exterior is reflected in the interior by an emphasis on

    horizontal lines. The adoption of design features such as the resumption of the

    dynamic sideline in the door panels forms a link between the outside and inside.

    High-grade materials and first-class workmanship meet the high expectations of an

    extraordinary coup.

    Memory function for drivers and passengers seat

    The electrically adjustable driver's seat enables convenient and individual adjustment

    of the seat position. The memory function allows up to three positions to be stored

    for the seat and the exterior mirrors, for subsequent selection as required. This is

    particularly practical when different drivers use the vehicle.

    Audio 20 CD including pre-installation for Garmin MAP PILOT

    High-resolution media display with a screen diagonal of 20.3 cm (8-inch)

    Two USB ports and one SD card slot in the centre armrest for external audio

    and video devices

    Bluetooth interface

    Pre-installation for Garmin MAP PILOT

    Smartphone Integration Package

    Apple CarPlay

    Android Auto

    Cable kit

    Connection cable with micro USB

    Connection cable with

    Apple Lightning connector

    Can operated via voice control

  • Safety and Driving Assistance

    Reversing Camera

    Six airbags

    ATTENTION ASSIST

    Tyre pressure monitoring system

    5 star rating from EURO NCAP

    ESP

    ABS

    Cost of ownership for the CLA

    The CLA comes with affordable and convenient service packages. Based on the

    consumers needs and preferences, service packages of various age & mileages are

    introduced. These customer focused packages offering various options and

    flexibility, can last up to 10 years from the date of sale, for a hassle free ownership

    experience. Star Ease Maintenance package for the CLA 200 starts at just Rs. 49,

    000 and for the CLA 200 d at Rs. 63,000 only. In addition to the 3 year warranty,

    customers can avail extended warranty for 4th year at a price of Rs. 38,000.

    -###-

    About Mercedes-Benz India:

    For more details, please visit www.mercedes-benz.co.in

    Media Contact: Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd.:

    Shekhar Das Chowdhury | shekhar.daschowdhury@daimler.com | +91 98508 36477

    Reuben George | reuben.george@daimler.com | +91 98239 69057

    About Mercedes-Benz India:

    Established in 1994, Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. pioneered the luxury car market in India and

    boasts of more than 130 years of cutting edge innovation in the luxury automobile industry globally.

    Set up in 2009, Mercedes-Benz Indias world class production facility is spread over 100 acres in

    Chakan near Pune. Since June 2015, Mercedes-Benz India also commenced production from its new

    expanded production facility located in the same premises. The production facility now carries an

    investment of INR 1000+ crores and has the largest installed production capacity for any luxury car

    maker in India.

  • Mercedes-Benz India product portfolio comprises the locally produced Mercedes Maybach S 500, S-

    Class, E-Class, C-Class, CLA luxury sedans and the GLA, GLE and the GLS luxury SUVs. The CKD

    GLC is the 9th product added to Mercedes-Benzs local production portfolio. Completely Built imported

    cars portfolio includes the A-Class, B-Class, CLS, E-Class Cabriolet, S-Class Coup, GLC and the S

    600 Guard a range of other Guard vehicles etc. The product portfolio also comprises the iconic off-

    roader Mercedes-AMG G 63 as well as a wide range of other Mercedes-AMG performance cars like

    the AMG CLA 45, AMG C 63 S, AMG S 63 Coupe, AMG GL 63, AMG S 63, AMG GLA 45, GLE 450

    AMG Coupe, AMG GT S sports car and the AMG SLC 43. Given Mercedes-Benzs continuous

    success in India across myriad spectrum of sales, network, operations, services, finance, etc. 2016

    will be the cornerstone to inculcate the spirit of winning despite emerging market challenges.

    Winning with Mercedes-Benz philosophy is also derived from the unrivalled success created by the

    Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team in the highly competitive Formula 1 in the past years. In 2016,

    Mercedes-Benz will initiate a range of innovative customer oriented initiatives which are winning in

    nature and will further underline the brands strong customer centric approach. In 2016, Mercedes-

    Benz began its winning motto with the launch of the fascinating GLE 450 AMG Coupe, as the first

    product of the year. This was followed up with the introduction of the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard

    which is the costliest product from Mercedes-Benz India fleet, yet. Mercedes-Benz also introduced the

    S400 flagship sedan and also the luxurious SUV GLS 350 d. The quintessential SUV that strengthens

    the SUV portfolio of Mercedes-Benz is the GLC and this was launched in June. The sixth launch of

    the year, AMG SLC 43 got launched in India nearly after four months of its international debut with the

    43 nomenclature for the first time in India.

    The seventh launch is the petrol variant of the highest selling SUV, GLE 400 4MATIC. The versatile

    GLS 400 4MATIC with a petrol variant becomes the eighth launch of the year. The GLA 220 d

    4MATIC Activity Edition with 4MATIC four-wheel drivetrain becomes the 9th launch for 2016.

    The open top luxury motoring has been redefined by two fascinating products without a predecessor

    in India, these are C-Class Cabriolet and the S-Class Cabriolet, the 10th and the 11th launches

    respectively. The 12th launch of the year is the new CLA that has revamped the luxury compact sedan

    segment.

    Underlining the service excellence achieved in India, the company has also been ranked number one

    in the prestigious J.D. Power Customer Service Index 2015, among all the luxury brands for the

    second year in a row. Mercedes-Benz India also registered a historic 32% year-on-year growth by

    selling 13502 units in the JanDecember 2015 period and became the No. 1 luxury car brand in terms

    of sales volumes. Mercedes-Benz scripted historic sales for the 2015-16 Fiscal Year, selling 13,558

    units between April 2015 and March 2016. The company has maintained steady sales growth by

    selling 9,924 units during January-September period. The brand has won as many as 30 prestigious

    automotive awards conferred by different media houses across India, the highest won by any luxury

    automotive brand in India this year.

    Mercedes-Benz launched one-of-its kind, innovative service programme, My Mercedes-My Service.

    With the launch of this programme, Mercedes-Benz aims to completely redefine the after-sales

    experience by digitizing service process and create an unparalleled benchmark in the luxury car

    service do-main. My Mercedes-My Service programme comprises industry first initiatives like Digital

    Service Drive, Premier Express Service and innovative Service Products.

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