We have seen quite a few tuning kits ever since the model was dropped on the market, and the latest one comes today from the German tuner Vath Automobiltechnik.
As usual the kit offered by Vath includes updates to both the exterior and the interior of the car, but the most important one is being made under the hood. By remapping the engine electronics, adding a new sports exhaust system and installing a new air filter system the tuner managed to increase the four-cylinder’s output from 208 to 265 horsepower.
As a result the CLA 250 will now sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph.
An increased output requires a more aggressive stance on the road, so the tuner is also offering a club sports coilovers that allows lowering the car’s ride by 20 (0.78 inches) to 65 millimeters (2.55 inches).
Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz CLA by Vath.
Mercedes-Benz CLA by Vath in Detail
The exterior look was upgraded with a new carbon front spoiler lip and a new tail spoiler lip, while the interior gets a leather steering wheel and a new set of floor mats with special Vath logo.
The car will sit on a special set of wheels, sized 8.0 x 20” up front and 9.5 x 20” at the rear.
Mercedes-Benz CLA by Vath - Pricing
Carbon front spoiler lip - &euro 1,416.10 ($1,910)
Tail spoiler lip - &euro 333.20 ($450)
Up front: 8.0 x 20” rims with tires 225/30 ZR20 - &euro 2,970.24 ($4,000)
At the rear: 9.5 x 20” with 265/25 ZR20 tires - &euro 3,027.36 ($4,085)
Stainless steel exhaust system - &euro 1,249.50 ($1,685)
Next to that the tuner is also offering:
- Individual engine electronics, a new sports exhausting system including down pipe and a specially developed air filter system - &euro 4,950.40 ($6,680)
- 30 mm lower sport suspension set for &euro 452.20 ($610)
- Driving dynamics optimization demands another &euro 3,546.20 ($4,785)
- Tuning of the engine electronics - &euro 940.10 ($1,265)
- Leather sports steering wheel - &euro 1,297.10 ($1,750)
- Speedometer enlargement up to 300 km/h (186 mph) - &euro 1,535.10 ($2,070)
- Foot mat set, made of high quality black velvet, with silver colored VAETH logo - &euro 226.10 ($304)
The consequent continuation of the revolutionary new Mercedes-Benz A-class culminates in a four-door coupé within the also newly defined CLA-class on the highly competitive compact car market. The inner and some outer values of the allegedly most streamlined serial vehicle of the world, named CLA 250, with 0,23 cw, has been absolutely perfectly optimized by the renowned VAETH Automobiltechnik from Hoesbach, Germany, as in fields of engine technology, so also in aerodynamics.
Firstly, VAETH in an obligatory manner submit the „A-class-layer with notchback“ a comprehensive power enhancement. By means of an individual engine electronics fine tuning named V25, a VAETH own sports exhausting system including down pipe and a specially developed air filter system for all in all 4.950.40 EUR, the CLA now boosts hot 265 PS with 420 Nm of torque.
The acceleration from 0 to 100 mph, the CLA 250 makes now within 5.9 seconds with max. speed of 150 mph/250 kmph.
VAETH offers a some moderate version with pure fine tuning of the engine electronics up to 245 PS and 390 Nm of torque for 940.10 EUR.
The installed by VAETH axle back exhaust, made of stainless steel, with each time one high polish finished oval tail pipe, dimensioned 110 x 90 mm, warrants for the among experts estimated sonorous sound set. This optical and acoustical upgrading demands 1.249.50 Euro of additional investments.
The installed club sports coilovers allow a suspension lowering from 20 to 65 millimeters. The hardness of the shock absorbers, that are suitable for street and racing piste, can be regulated when built in, thus warranting for optimal and safe, but nevertheless comfortable handling. The driving dynamics optimization demands another 3.546.20 Euro.
Alternatively, VAETH offers also a less expensive option with a 30 mm lower sport suspension set for 452.20 Euro.
With regard to the engine performance characteristics, the braking system has been optimized by steel flex tubes and “Castrol SRF” racing braking fluid, demanding 464,10 Euro including MOT certificate.
The high class forged VAETH three-piece rims are another highlight. The front axle is equipped by 8.0 x 20” rims with tires 225/30 ZR20 for 2.970.24 €, the rear axle – 9.5 x 20” with 265/25 ZR20 tires for 3.027.36 €. (ex. price for tires).
In order to reduce the lifting effect, there has been installed a carbon front spoiler lip for 1.416.10 Euro, lending the car front more sportive and gallant optics. The tail is decorated by a tail spoiler lip, warranting for higher contact pressure for the rear axle, costing 333.20 Euro.
For the interior, VAETH offers a leather/leather sports steering wheel (1.297.10 €), optionally available also with carbon or precious timber application. Furthermore, VAETH offers a speedometer enlargement up to 300 kmph (1.535.10 €) and a wear-resistant foot mat set, made of high quality black velvet, with silver colored VAETH logo (226.10 €).
The above mentioned prices all include VAT.