Mercedes-Benz Revitalizes the CLA-Class for 2016

2016-04-27T13:34:18-07:00April 27th, 2016|Mercedes Benz|

Mercedes-Benz recently introduced the newly redesigned 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class at the New York Auto Show in March.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is getting a stunning refresh for 2016. The newest model will feature an updated exterior as well as numerous performance, safety, and technology enhancements. While still featuring the same heart and soul drivers have come to love about the CLA, it offers better performance and a bevy of improved design elements. The redesigned Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class made its debut recently at the New York International Auto Show and already has drivers buzzing about the improved appearance and performance.

“The Mercedes-Benz CLA is already a popular model and we anticipate these newest design updates to drive even more interest,” shares Santa Barbara Auto Group General Manager, Duane Sanders. “The CLA is well-known as a dynamic model and the improvements only add to its value and appeal.”

Participants at the New York International Auto Show already got a sneak peek at the updates, and we want to share the news with our friends on the West Coast who may have not been able to attend.

Updates for 2016 Inside and Out

The exterior design of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class features an array of refreshments including new front and rear bumpers with available silver, black, or chrome trim strips. The tailpipe trim panels are now integrated flush with the rear bumper and LED High Performance Headlamps offer improved visibility day and night. Furthermore, updated light alloy wheels are available in six unique designs.   The interior now offers new seat covers and trim pieces as well as eye-catching chrome-plated controls. Additionally, twelve different ambient lighting options enable drivers to set the mood they want for any occasion. The control center offers new smartphone integration options for managing driver information and a slew of safety technologies are now available on the 2016 model. These include:

  • HANDS-FREE ACCESS for added convenience and safety
  • Active Brake Assist which triggers autonomous braking in the case of an emergency
  • DYNAMIC SELECT to customize transmission performance

Drivers can learn more about these latest features by speaking with a friendly sales representative at Santa Barbara Auto Group. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA will be available in the fall of this year and is expected to be a popular choice for drivers looking for a dynamic blend of sport performance, luxury design, and exceptional value.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer located just off the 101 and S. Hope Ave. The Mercedes-Benz team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. The Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Mercedes-Benz models including the all-new CLA-class or the C-Class or E-Class, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Mercedes-Benz Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4281

Mercedes-Benz CLA180 world’s most aerodynamic car

2016-01-29T02:19:41-07:00February 8th, 2013|Mercedes Benz, Other News, Shows/Events|

As a follow up to our last post, Mercedes-Benz’s new CLA-class has another interesting characteristic. Not only was it introduced during this year’s Super Bowl, the CLA has officially become the most aerodynamic car in production today. With a drag co-efficient of 0.22, the CLA stole the title of most streamlined from (you guessed it) another Mercedes-Benz.

Below is Autoweek’s coverage:

Mercedes-Benz CLA180 cheats the wind

Mercedes Benz CLA-class – Super Bowl introduction

2016-01-29T02:19:07-07:00February 4th, 2013|Mercedes Benz, Other News|

Mercedes Benz stole the show from Super Bowl XLVII this weekend, introducing the world to their newest line of sedan.

The 2014 CLA-class, an entry-level sports sedan. will become available in September of this year at just under $30,000. Production specifics are still in the works but 4-cylinder turbocharged, BlueTec diesel and enhanced AMG options will be available when the vehicle hits showrooms.

The commercial lived up to both Mercedes-Benz and Super Bowl commercial standards and featured celebrities Usher, Kate Upton and Willem Defoe. A shorter preview of the ad featuring Kate Upton washing the car built up excitement before the big game. Interestingly, the ad was not only entertaining; it was effective. According to, internet traffic for the CLA-class jumped 3,000 percent after the ad was played.