Mercedes-Benz has detailed the specifications and technology offerings of its new CLA Coupé and CLA Shooting Brake models.
For both models, the refresh will offer a revised infotainment system led by a free-standing double screen. While a 7-inch display is paired with a 10.25-inch display as standard, a wide-screen configuration with two 10.25-inch displays is available as an optional feature.
The CLA Coupé and CLA Shooting Brake will similarly feature the latest generation of MBUX, which offers a trio of newly designed display styles. A Classic mode provides all relevant driver information, while Sporty offers a dynamic rev counter, and Discreet limits the information displayed to the most essential items. Three additional modes (Navigation, Assistance, Service) and seven color configurations allow the instrument cluster and central display to be individualized to the user’s liking, or according to the present driving scenario. The central display itself offers standard functionality, such as navigation, media, and phone features, and can be operated through touch controls.
A revised telematics system offers improved performance and new capabilities, including compatibility with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto Wireless. For further connectivity options, the CLA Coupé and CLA Shooting Brake both offer an additional USB-C port and enhanced USB charging capacity over their previous generations.
When activating online services for either model in the Mercedes me app, the Hey Mercedes voice assistant receives enhanced capabilities. Certain actions can, for example, be triggered without the ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice commands, while the assistant can now explain select vehicle functions.
German customers will benefit further from a new audio travel guide (Tourguide), which enhances the travel information available through the assistant. When using the ‘Hey Mercedes, start Tourguide’ voice command, MBUX provides facts about places of interest situated along the user’s route – corresponding to information signs situated along German motorways.
In conjunction with the latest MBUX generation, the optional Burmester in-vehicle sound system gains Dolby Atmos. It enhances the space, clarity and depth of music played through the speakers, allowing discrete audio elements or objects to be placed in a three-dimensional sound field and adapted to any playback environment.
When charging the CLA Coupé and CLA Shooting Brake, three options remain from the previous vehicle generation. In addition to the 3.7 kW standard, the battery can now also be charged at up to 11 kW AC. The new CLA models continue to offer the option of charging the battery at up to 22 kW DC. On a DC charger, Mercedes-Benz expects the battery to recharge from 10% to 80% in around 25 minutes.