Mercedes Benz CLA 180


The Mercedes Benz CLA 180 comes with elegant styling, a responsive engine, great interior and a sleek coupe look.

It clearly establishes the dominance of the brand even in this segment of the market. Cool styling, advanced features and amazing interior really make it stand out.

For the price of the Mercedes Benz CLA 180, you get some features that are present in much more expensive Mercedes Benz models, which makes the Mercedes Benz CLA 180 a worthy consideration.

Let’s have a closer look.

Exterior Design

On the outside, the CLA 180 greatly benefits from the current design direction of the company. This means that the Mercedes CLA 180 gets some styling cues from its far bigger and far more expensive stablemates.

This is evident from the general stance, as well as the individual details. Look at the CLA 180 from the front and you will notice how surefooted it looks and then, of course, there’s the popular 4-door coupe silhouette.

The individual details also give the obvious and familiar Mercedes Benz statement. The lovely diamond radiator grille, large intakes with the aggressive bumper, cool 18” AMG style alloy wheels, stylish headlights and lovely rear end with just a few eye catching details like the cool taillights at the top and those lovely exhaust pipes at the bottom.

Powertrain and Drive

The new Mercedes Benz CLA 180 is powered by a 1,332 cc, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 134 hp and 200 Nm of torque.

The engine is mated to a 7G-DCT dual-clutch automatic. This combo pushes the stylish body from 0 to 100 km/h in just 9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 215 km/h.

The dual-clutch gearbox reacts incredibly quickly and gets you to the most comfortable RPM in a matter of milliseconds.

What this combo of low-end torque and ultra-fast gearbox translates to is an amazing sense of responsiveness that gives a far better feel than the numbers on the paper would suggest. It delivers a thrill few non-performance 1.3L engines give.

The shorter wheelbase of the this model allows for better handling and steering responsiveness when driving.  


The huge connected screens with no cover look very modern, pretty much like nothing else in the class of the CLA 180. They are large, very crisp, stylish and their horizontal layout sets the theme for the rest of the interior.

It carries over to the horizontal lower section of the dashboard that is adorned with round and very prominent air vents. Ambient lighting interplay adds a special feel to the Mercedes CLA 180 at night and it cleverly uses lights and shadows juxtaposed against the interior features.

The steering wheel also brings the look and functionality of much more expensive Mercedes-Benz models as does the central console.

Space upfront is generous, but the cocooned feel makes the driver feel engaged. The back seats will be more than welcoming for children and good enough for two adults, even though it can officially seat three.

The Mercedes CLA 180 also has 460L of boot space, which is very good for the compact class it belongs to.

Safety Features

Saying a Mercedes Benz is safe is a given and this goes for the Mercedes CLA 180 Premium Plus as well. Just some of the features include active bonnet, brake assist, lane keep assist, driver attention assist, adaptive brake assist with HOLD and hill start functions, ABS, ESP and acceleration skid control, rain-sensing wiper system, rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors and much more.

A feature that is worth a special mention is the Active Distance Assist that automatically controls the distance from the vehicle in front of your car.

Cool Features and Technology

This Premium Plus trim further includes things like the AMG Line styling as well as Comfort Seat Pack, wonderful panoramic sunroof and adaptive headlamps.

Other features like the mentioned screen galore, voice commands and the revolutionary touchpad at the central console that helps control the infotainment functions in the most comfortable and intuitive way yet. Just some advanced benefits include swiping that lets you circulate through menus and pinching to zoom. With such a large and crispy clean screen, that is a very useful function.

And, of course, all this is just the beginning. You get things like THERMOTRONIC two-zone automatic climate control, dust and pollen filter, KEYLESS-GO, touch unlocking and loads of seat adjustments that come from the Seat Comfort pack included in the Premium Plus.

Book your test drive for the Mercedes CLA 180 today!

*Photo & Specs/Feature shown are for AMG Premium Plus version.

Engine capacity: 1,332 cc
Engine type: 4-cylinder in-line 16-valve Turbocharged
Fuel type: Petrol

Power: 100kW (134 bhp)
Torque: 200 Nm
Acceleration: 9s (0-100 km/h)
Top speed: 215 km/h
Fuel consumption: 17 km/L
CO2 emission: unknown

Misc technical data
Transmission: 7G-DCT (A)
Drive type: Front-wheel drive

Vehicle type: Luxury Sedan
Dimensions (L x W x H): (4688 x 1830 x 1439) mm
Wheelbase: 2,729 mm
Min turning radius: 5,550 mm
Kerb weight: 1,410 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 43 L
Boot/Cargo Capacity: 460 L

Brakes (Front): Ventilated disc
Brakes (Rear): Disc

Suspension (Front) McPherson suspension with spring strut and wishbone, coil springs, twin-tube gas-filled shock absorbers, stabiliser
Suspension (Rear) Multi-link, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliser

Safety features
Number of airbags: 7
Traction control: Yes

Driver’s features
Multi-Function steering wheel: Yes
Keyless engine start: Yes
Auto headlights: Yes
Rain sensing wipers: Yes
Electrical retractable side mirrors: Yes
Paddle shifters: Yes
Cruise control: Yes
Electric park brake button: Yes
Navigation system: Yes
Bluetooth Interface: Yes

Security features
Smart key: Yes
Remote boot release: Yes
Electric tailgate: No

Exterior features
Headlights: LED
Daytime running lights: LED
Front fog lamps: No
Rims: 18″
Sunroof/Moonroof/Panoramic roof: Yes

Interior features
Multi-zone aircon: Yes
Rear aircon: Yes
Reverse camera: Yes
Driver’s electric seat: Yes
Passenger’s electric seat: Yes
Driver’s memory seat: Yes
Passenger’s memory seat: Yes
Knockdown rear seats: Yes
Leather seats: Yes
Leather steering wheel: Yes

Additional features

Premium Plus:
– 64-colours ambient lighting
– 10.25″ digital instrument display
– Rear armrest with two integral cup holders
– Mercedes-Benz sound system
– Panoramic sunroof
– Electrically-adjustable front memory seats
– AMG bodystyling
– DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes: Eco, Comfort, Sport and Individual
– Parking package with 180 reversing camera
– 10.25″ touchscreen media display
– Active Brake Assist; Active Lane Keeping Assist
– Smartphone integration including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
– Wireless charging
– Tyre pressure monitoring system

The following are terms and conditions for the above listed sale price:

  • Guaranteed COE without Topups
  • High COE rebates
  • No Accessories
  • Maximum applicable finance discounts applied
  • 6 months free road tax
  • In-house warranty of 5 years* or 100,000km, whichever comes first
  • 5 years free servicing*

*subject to terms and conditions

Please check with our consultants for the exact number of COE bids, level of COE rebates as well as the different accessories packages that we offer.

Based on MAS guidelines, the maximum loan you can take for this car is 60/70%, with a maximum loan tenure of 84 months.The current industry interest rate is about 1.88%.

Specs/Features are courtesy of, and all other values are provided as a buyer service. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any of these values.