Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific (MBAP) has confirmed two more variants for its second-generation CLA range, with the coupe-style mid-size sedan to be available in warmed-over CLA250 and performance-focused AMG CLA35 guises from early next year.
Joining the entry-level CLA200 ($59,500 plus on-road costs) that went on sale three months ago, the mid-range CLA250 is priced from $68,800 – just $100 more than its predecessor despite its longer list of standard equipment.
The $83,400 AMG CLA35 is an all-new member of the CLA brigade, slotting underneath the ballistic AMG CLA45 S that is due in the first quarter of 2020 with a 310kW/500Nm knockout punch.
The AMG CLA35 ups the ante with a similar set-up, developing an extra 60kW/50Nm for a scant zero-to-100km/h sprint time of 4.7 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h.
Standard equipment in the CLA250 includes 18-inch alloy wheels, an AMG Line body kit, gloss-black exterior trim, rear privacy glass, a power-operated panoramic sunroof, hands-free boot access, dusk-sensing headlights and rain-sensing wipers.
Joining the CLA line-up are the CLA250 and AMG CLA35.
The AMG CLA35 picks up additional body stiffening, five drive modes (Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual), launch control, a bi-modal AMG exhaust system, adaptive suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels and upgraded brakes with four-piston callipers up front.