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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Automatic
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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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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
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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
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
Front Shoulder Room (in) - 56
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.5 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 117.7 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.2 13.1
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.9 13.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41 36
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Front Tire Size P245/35YR20 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P295/30YR20 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA R02
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4387 3262
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
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 550 @ 6750 208 @ 5500
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-12 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 457 @ 5000 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 6.0 L/362 2.0 L/121
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 (Est) 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 (Est) 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 (Est) 30
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 4.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 2.67
Trans Type 6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Vehicle Name Aston Martin Rapide S Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone Multi-Link
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 13.2 (Est) 6.1 (Est)
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 115
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