Mercedes-Benz has announced three new models: the A 250 Sport 4MATIC, CLA 250 Sport and CLA 250 Sport 4Matic. The first is priced from €39,954, while the second is €42,304. If you want the CLA 250 Sport 4Matic, you will have to search deeply in your pockets for €44,506.

"Engineered by AMG" is the catchword shared by the three sporty compact models, the A 250 Sport 4MATIC, CLA 250 Sport and CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC, which can be ordered from 7 October. The same day is also the sales start date for the entry-level diesel, the CLA 180 CDI (priced at € 31,178). At the same time the traffic information provided by COMAND Online will become even more precise thanks to Live Traffic Information, and the Drive Kit Plus for the iPhone 5 can be ordered for the A-Class, B-Class and CLA.

The Sport models are fitted with exclusive, black-painted 18" AMG 5-spoke light-alloy wheels with a high-sheen finish, are shod with size 235/40 R 18 tyres all-round and have red-painted brake callipers. In addition, red detailing on the AMG front and rear aprons further underlines the dynamic positioning of these models. The highlighting effect is carried through into the interior, with designo seat belts in red and floor mats with "Sport" lettering.

The engine in 250 models 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.

Source: Mercedes-Benz