Sport Benz in all-wheel drive only

Geelong Advertiser - Motoring - - CARSGUIDE -

ORIG­I­NALLY spec­i­fied as a front-wheel drive, MercedesBenz has de­cided to bring in the new CLA250 Sport with 4matic all-wheel drive – only.

Buy­ers who or­dered the front-wheel drive will get the 4matic sys­tem at no ex­tra cost.

It runs a 2.0-litre turbo petrol four cylin­der with di­rect fuel in­jec­tion and vari­able cam tim­ing to pro­duce 155kW/350Nm out­put with 165kW on over­boost.

This is suf­fi­cient to push the CLA250 Sport from 0-100km/h in 6.6 sec­onds and it can sip fuel at 6.6 litres/100km – wacky, huh?

The ve­hi­cle has been en­gi­neered by AMG, which in­jected more than a lit­tle bit of sporty feel to the car.

They honed in on sus­pen­sion, with more neg­a­tive cam­ber, thicker sta­biliser bars, brakes (bet­ter cool­ing), trans­mis­sion (seven-speed Gtronic) with throt­tle blip and en­gine re­cal­i­bra­tion.

The sta­bil­ity con­trol sys­tem is sports cal­i­brated and there’s an AMG dress-up kit.

Spec is gen­er­ous with red stitched leather, Becker Navi Pilot sys­tem, alu­minium trim, AMG wheel, Blue­tooth au­dio/phone, 18-inch al­loys, in­tel­li­gent head­lights and plenty of other good­ies.

It’s a good buy at the $64,900.

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