Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Is Sport Package Plus


The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 will get a little sportier with the newly-announced Sport Package Plus. An upgrade over the car's existing Sport Package, this new option primarily consists of visual changes that add to the CLA's already stylish looks.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

Among the highlights are model-specific 18-inch AMG alloy wheels and red accenting for the front and rear fascias from the existing Sport Package. The red-accented theme continues with the interior, which boasts a set of sport seats with their own red stitching.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

Mechanical upgrades include re-tuned front suspension and a new exhaust system, on top of the cross-drilled brake rotors from the regular Sport Package. While they should make the CLA250 more enjoyable to drive, these upgrades probably won't improve performance dramatically.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

That's partially because Mercedes left the car's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine alone. It still produces 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque—enough to get the CLA250 from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds, and on to a top speed of 149 mph. The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which drives the front wheels or all four with the optional 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

Mercedes hasn't announced pricing for the Sport Package Plus, but the regular Sport Package is a $2,200 option. The 2014 CLA250 itself has a base price of $30,825 (including destination) with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive adds an additional $2,000.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

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