The CLA is a sporty coupe from Mercedes that is based on the impressive C Class. The CLA has been a big hit with Irish buyers and its not hard to see why when you look at the subtle yet sharp styling features that certainly make it stand out from the crowd. Beauty is not just skin deep though as the CLA is practical too, providing 480 litres of space in the boot and this can be further expanded by folding the split rear seats. There is decent space in the rear with good head and leg room for occupants. The interior is largely the same as the A-Class which is no bad thing as it is laden down with soft-touch plastics and high quality materials and is generally easy to use. There is a good range of petrol and diesel engines available, all of which provide an acceptable mix of performance and economy with typical Mercedes refinement.