The 1ST Generation 2012 Mercedes CLA was introduced in 2012. The 1st Generation CLA is a front engine front/four wheel drive subcompact luxury sedan. The 1st Generation CLA is based on the same platform as the Mercedes A-Class. The 1st Generation Mercedes CLA is available in 6 models CLA 180, CLA 200, CLA 250, CLA45 AMG, CLA 200 CDI and CLA 220 CDI. The 1st Generation Mercedes CLA is also available in 2 body styles 4-door fastback coupe and 5-door shooting-brake. The Mercedes CLA is available in 1 variant. Production of the Mercedes CLA 1st Generation has been ongoing for over 4 years, the Mercedes CLA was and is available to purchase in the years 2012, 2013, 2014 and the year 2015. The price of the 1st Generation Mercedes CLA is fairly competitive when compared to other cars in the same class.
The 1t Generation Mercedes CLA features a unique design language. The front end houses trapezium styled side swept headlights with incorporated LED daytime running lights, a trapezium chrome grille with a large Mercedes logo embossed in the middle and a trapezium air intake. The sloping rear end houses sharp narrow side swept taillights and dual exhaust outlets. The 4-door shooting brakes features almost identical styling to the sedan, the rear end houses a very sloping roofline and a standard case tailgate. The Sport package features a wider front end with a larger front bumper, larger trapezium air intake flanked by dual air intakes and a front splitter, the rear end features a larger rear bumper with a sports exhaust outlet. The CLA 45 AMG features a front splitter, a larger front bumper with larger air intakes and accented trim panels. The rear end houses a black lip spoiler, dual sport exhaust outlets, and a rear diffuser. All other variants of the Mercedes CLA feature identical styling in every aspect. Options include a choice between 5 different rims, illuminated Mercedes-Benz logo front star, Sport package and a spoiler. The overall exterior of the 1st Generation Mercedes CLA features a fairly distinctive design language that is instantly recognizable as a Mercedes, it allows it to stand out amongst other cars in its class.
The interior of the 1st Generation Mercedes CLA features the familiar Mercedes-Benz design language. The front and rear seats are covered in fabric. Standard features include heated and power door mirrors, automatic 2-zone climate control, cruise control, keyless entry, multifunction steering wheel, 8-speaker audio system, 12-way power driver seat and a 7-inch multi-information display. Options include a power moonroof, adaptive cruise control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, 12-speaker audio system, reversing camera, rear side impact airbags, 12-way power front passenger seat, heated front seats, leather upholstery, ambient interior lighting, satellite navigation, illuminated door sills, AMG door pins, memory seats, PARKTRONIC, blind spot assist and lane keeping assist. The overall interior of the 1st Generation Mercedes CLA features a decent amount of interior space in both the front and rear, it also features a good amount of comfort and interior refinement.