2024 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Burbles Ahead

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Slotted below the C-Class, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class expanded the Mercedes-Benz coupe and sedan lineup when it came onto the scene in 2013.

Shrinking the styling of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, the CLA is a swoopy alternative to the statelier C-Class with a lower starting price. Building on its first generation, Mercedes-Benz rolled out the second-generation CLA in 2019 and carried along the wild AMG 45 into the next generation.

Splitting the difference between the fire-breathing AMG CLA 45 and the more subdued CLA 250 is the CLA 35. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4, it promises an AMG-enhanced powertrain that delivers 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. That power travels through an eight-speed automatic transmission and into the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.


On this episode of Quick Spin, Autoweek executive editor Tom Murphy hops behind the wheel of the 2024 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 4Matic and puts it through its paces. Murphy takes you on a guided tour of this sport sedan and highlights some of his favorite features.

Later, Murphy takes you along for a live drive review, then chats with host Wesley Wren about the CLA 35, its position in the Mercedes lineup, and how it stacks up against the competition. Closing the show, the pair break down what makes the 2024 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 special.

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