The infotainment setup in the Merc junior model deserves recognition. The standard suite may seem small at seven inches, but in reality it’s twice the size of the two seven-inch screens that make up the instrumentation and infotainment displays, side by side. The basic Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth connectivity as well as several USB-C ports and a received HD radio as standard. It is controlled via touch, voice, a central touchpad or the haptic steering wheel control.
However, the CLA gets the option of the latest technology from Merc, and two 10.25-inch screens can be used as an option. In addition, augmented reality navigation as well as SiriusXM all-access, wireless device charging and the MBUX interior assistant, which reacts to movements and gestures using an overhead camera, can be equipped. If the standard sound system doesn’t particularly impress you, you can upgrade from $ 850 to a Burmester surround sound system with 12 speakers, 590 watts.