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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Automatic
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Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 13 19 N/A $198,250
4-Door Sedan CLA250 FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD CLA250 26 38 $27,807 $29,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLA250 24 32 $29,667 $31,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLA45 AMG 23 31 $44,129 $47,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$27,807
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$198,250
$29,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3304 / month
$498 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line A scaled-down CLS with turbocharged performance, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA proves the car world is shrinking--even at the luxury level.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 83 -
Second Leg Room (in) 30.1 27.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.3 38.2
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 53.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) - 56
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.5 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 117.7 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 70
Track Width, Front (in) 62.6 60.9
Length, Overall (in) 197.6 182.3
Height, Overall (in) 53.5 56.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.2 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 11.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.7 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.9 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41 36
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P295/30YR20 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA R02
Front Tire Size P245/35YR20 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4387 3262
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 X 11 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement 6.0 L/362 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 550 @ 6750 208 @ 5500
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-12 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 457 @ 5000 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 (Est) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 (Est) 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 (Est) 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 4.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 2.67
Trans Type 6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.43
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.05
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.05
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 3.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Aston Martin Rapide S Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 13.2 (Est) 6.1 (Est)
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 115
 
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