2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Configurator Goes Live Online

By Jacob Brown | July 02, 2013
The U.S. went abuzz with anticipation when Mercedes-Benz announced that its 2014 CLA would start at a price under $30,000. Actually, it's $30,825 when you include the $925 for destination and handling, but for some reason that figure still doesn't make it into official price statements, so at $29,900, Mercedes-Benz is technically correct. Now, Mercedes has revealed most of its pricing for the new compact sedan, releasing an online configurator on its website with prices for most options. While prices start around 30 grand, they can balloon up very quickly. From leather seats to wood trim to technology galore, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 can skyrocket to nearly $50,000. That's without the soon-to-be-available all-wheel drive, too. So expect a loaded up compact Benz to start encroaching on E-Class territory. No matter how you option a Mercedes-Benz CLA250, it will come with a 208-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive will be standard. There will be no other powertrain options until the buyer opts up for the CLA45 AMG, which is debuting a little later and will boast 350 horsepower and all-wheel drive as standard. That car will come in at around $45,000, which means seeing a car smaller than a Volkswagen Jetta clip $60,000 with all of the options boxes checked seems like a distinct possibility. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA won't reach our shores until fall. In the meantime, follow the link below to price one out for yourself. Source: Mercedes-Benz
  • 2014 Mercedes Benz CLA Car Configurator

I configured the CLA online, and I must say this is an extremely sexy car.  The price I made it was $35,480, but the price is not that bad at all. It includes the sporty AMG package, ambient interior lighting, hands-free bluetooth interface, and fancy burl walnut wood trim.   That is a very reasonable package, especially for a Mercedes which is known for being expensive and luxurious/prestigious, and especially for a car that looks that beautiful.  I am definitely going to buy this car as soon as it comes out!