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4 essentials to give you the most athletic 2014 CLA-Class on the block

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is already one of the most athletic and agile performers. Here’s 4 must have options.

Mercedes-Benz wanted a new CLA-Class that would appeal to a new generation of performance-minded buyers and they succeeded in a big way. The new CLA250 that was introduced to the global market has been a big hit with buyers. Mercedes offers a new Sport Package Plus option that is sure to make your Mercedes CLA250 the most athletic on the block.

The CLA-Class is already one good-looking four door sport coupe. After all, it was designed after the incredible Mercedes CLS. But it can be made even sharper with the Sport Package Plus option that includes an AMG-developed front axle and suspension, a more aggressive exhaust setup and exclusive 18-inch AMG wheels outside. Inside it gets TEX/DINAMICA sport seats and red top-stitching throughout the interior.

Unique sport body styling

The Sport Package features aerodynamic body styling that will set your CLA-Class apart from the rest. It features lower bodywork with an aggressive front apron with larger mesh air intakes, sculpted side sills, and a deep rear valance with textured black insets that accentuates the twin tailpipes. It also comes with color-keyed lower inserts that gives the CLA250 a more ground-hugging effect.

Chrome diamond-block grille

This feature sets the CLA250 apart from all the others on the block more than any other option. Mercedes-Benz came up with unique chrome tips that bejewel the diamond-block grille. Each hexagonal "pin" is individually shaped and spaced by the car's designer Gorden Wagener. At age 45, he became the youngest chief designer at Mercedes-Benz in 2008, and has been influential to boosting the brand’s appeal. Wagener says, “The styling of the new models represent a shift in paradigm. We radically changed the design language to make it super clean and pure in line with our philosophy, which we call sensual purity.”

Twin 5-spoke 18-inch AMG wheels

The Sport Package also features lightweight, highly rigid 18-inch alloy wheels with five pairs of ultrathin spokes from Mercedes’ performance division AMG. The lugs are recessed within the spoke pockets for a distinctly racy look. They're fitted with low-profile runflat tires for ultra high-performance driving.

Perforated front brakes with painted calipers

You may not ever take your CLA250 out to the track, but it’s comforting to know these performance brakes are there if you need them. Sport Package includes larger-diameter, perforated and internally ventilated front brake discs to help better dissipate the hot gases generated during hard or repeated braking. This helps resist brake fade in order to maintain maximum braking performance. And they look cool, with the painted calipers with Mercedes-Benz logos poking through those sporty AMG wheels.

What’s the cost of the new Sport Package Plus option? it will run you $2,200. The new Sport Package Plus option is sure to make your 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 the most athletic and coolest-looking car on the block.

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