2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA gets price increased in the U.S. image

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA has become more expensive than one of its main rivals, in the United States, the Audi A3.

According to the car manufacturer, the starting price of the model has been increased by 1,600 USD, for the 2015 model year, which brings its figure to 31,500 USD. This is without the destination fee which will add to a total of 32,425 USD. The cost of the elegant and small four-door coupe has become more expensive than the one of the Audi A3, which may influence its sales.

Besides the entry-level model, the CLA range has also become more expensive as the all-wheel drive versions will be setting customers back for at least 34,425 USD, meaning 5 percent more than the previous model. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA has received an updated infotainment system which now includes the more intuitive controls, improved visual representations on the head-up display, improved animated menus, an 8-inch screen and several other tweaks. The range topping Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG is now available from 49,425 USD, making it 2 percent more expensive than the 2014 model year. The vehicle is still coming with the same 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbo engine, in the same configuration.