Mercedes-Benz US has announced the 2014 CLA 250 model. It comes with a powerful turbocharged engine and double-clutch transmission. The model will be also available with 4MATIC all-wheel drive system as an option.

"The response to the Concept Style Coupe was overwhelming. The most frequent comment by far was 'Please put this car into series production.' That's precisely what we are doing now," commented Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management for Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

"The CLA is a car that does not confuse 'mid-size' with 'mid-quality'. Its sporty design underscores the sporty side of the Mercedes-Benz brand.", he added.

The engine in CLA 250 model is a 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol with 211HP (155 kW) and 350Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission. It comes with the ECO stop/start function as standard for added gas mileage.

This radar-based assistance system provides the driver with visual and acoustic warnings of identified obstacles and primes Brake Assist for adaptive braking. Brake Assist is initiated as soon as the driver steps hard on the brake pedal. When the system identifies a risk of collision, Collision Prevention Assist calculates the precise braking force ideally needed to avoid an accident.

The optional Driver Assistance package also offers Distronic Plus, as well as familiar safety systems including Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist. PARKTRONIC with Advance Parking Assist enables autonomous parking in parallel and perpendicular parking spaces and is available as a standalone option.

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Source: Mercedes-Benz