What could be better than driving a new 2014 Mercedes CLA four-door coupe to the mountains for a day on the slopes? The only thing that could make it ideal would be a CLA-Class with the new-generation Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC all-wheel-drive. Mercedes took the new CLA to some ideal winter testing at Hochgurgl, Austria for their 4MATIC Workshop. What makes the new 4MATIC so good for winter sports?
The new CLA equipped with 4MATIC will get you to the slopes without incident. The 4MATIC works with the new Mercedes 7G-DCT automated dual clutch transmission, and the rear-axle gear unit with integrated, hydraulically actuated multi-disc clutch. The set-up allows fully variable distribution of the drive torque between the front and rear axles. This is ideal in wet or dry conditions, but works extremely well in snow or ice conditions.
And the new CLA with 4MATIC will get you to the slopes in style. The new styling of CLA is dramatic and Mercedes set out to establish a new segment with the four-door coupe. The 2.0-liter engine is fast with 4MATIC. It accelerates from 0-62 mph in 6.6 seconds and has a top speed of 149 mph. Additional benefits of 4MATIC are a lower overall weight compared with the competition and also high efficiency.
The new compact four-door coupe was born from the Mercedes CLS, whose design concept has spawned more than its fair share of imitators since its debut in 2003. But it wasn’t designed purely with good looks in mind. The CLA-Class is the most aerodynamic car in the world with a Cd of 0.22 for the BlueEfficiency Edition.
And the CLA 4MATIC will get you over the mountain pass safely. CLA comes standard with a radar-based braking system (COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST), which is able to warn the driver of an obstacle from a speed of 7 km/h and to initiate precision braking when the driver steps on the brake pedal.
Want more power to get up the hill? Mercedes-AMG offers the 2014 CLA45 AMG 4MATIC that has the most powerful four cylinder production engine on the planet. It boasts 355 horsepower and with 4MATIC, it keeps all that power firmly planted on the ground. It will get you to the slopes quickly witha 0-60 mph time in just 4.4 seconds. CLA45 AMG was named best performance/luxury car to buy for 2014.
The all-new CLA-Class equipped with 4MATIC is a great winter vehicle that will appeal to a new generation of buyers who lead active lifestyles. These buyers are looking for a vehicle that will get them to the slopes in style and get then there safely. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 4MATIC is available globally now. See how the new CLA will give Mercedes the lead over BMW for the top luxury brand in the world.