2019 Mercedes CLA 180 D Shooting Brake Review – DIESEL
It is here to be able to buy a new car, with a diesel engine and the brand of the star. The 2019 Mercedes CLA 180 D worth it? Worth! You lose agility but you gain the highest quality of the segment.
It’s still expensive to buy a Mercedes-Benz. and paying 35000 for a diesel engine of only 109 Horsepower still looks weirder. In the case of this 2019 Mercedes CLA 180 D Shooting Brake up there is internal competition: a Class A with this engine costs less 5950 euros. But the CLA has a 495-gallon trunk, plus 155 liters than Class A and provides a double dose of elegance. That downward roof that gives you the Soul coupe also steals space for the head of those who sit behind and visibility back to the driver, it’s true, but… there seems to be always this “but”: looking at it on the outside turns any defect into a small detail. Will it also be with the slim diesel engine of this version?
The 109 Hp and 260 Nm of binary (between 1750 and 2500 rpm) extracted from the 1.5 diesel of Origin Renault have here to deal with 1465 kilos of Mercedes, plus 400 kilos than in a Clio dCi. This brings together a six-speed manual handling box for Mercedes (soft and precise) but of a large multiplication to reduce consumption. The result is a delay of 11.9 seconds from zero to 100 km/h and only acceptable recoveries. Forget the left lane on long climbs because even the reductions do not resolve. Friday to Thursday, to Wednesday and… increases engine noise and consumption. It is better to get to the right, stroking the soft steering wheel in perforated leather and pass your eyes through this beautiful dashboard, of irreproachable quality of construction and materials.
There is, on the other hand, the constant perception that the chassis combines efficacy with comfort like no other in this segment, that the driving position is perfect, that there was accuracy in the calibration of the weight of each command, of each button. And for those who like buttons, the Dynamic Select system, serial on the 2019 Mercedes CLA 180 D, is available here for just over 100 euros. It would be worthwhile for the agility gain of the Sports program, with some costs in consumption, but the direction, suspension, and throttle dispense, even so, this small expense because they are well calibrated.
2019 Mercedes CLA 180 D Fuel Consumption
From what we have verified in the reliable and complete onboard computer, the 2019 Mercedes CLA 180 D makes an average of 5.7 liters to the hundred in the mixer circuit, with lots of city to the mix. On Open Road, if there is patience to make the trip at 90 km/h (with the pointer at 1200 pm on Friday), you will be surprised with averages of 3.5 L/100 km. And if there’s no rush on the freeway, the 120 km/h equals 4.2 liters to the hundred. Circulating thus, there will be the little risk because of both the alertness warning system of attention assist and the Collision Prevention Assist Plus, which warns and hangs independently in case of collision risk, are serial.
The CLA Shooting Brake is not a big fan but it’s a little Mercedes. It has a degree of self-identity and a level of quality that makes it difficult to elect direct competitors. It can walk a little and cost a lot to buy, but (the decisive “but”…) after walking with it, it is understood because the brand of the star is today the fourth most sold in here. Ahead of Opel, Ford, Fiat, Toyota…
2019 Mercedes CLA 180 D Review
Mercedes went down to the lower segments without lowering the guard on quality. We feel at the wheel of a real Mercedes in this skinny and economical version of the 1.5-liter diesel engine and Renault origin.