With the new electric parking brake, drivers are liberated from daily manipulation. The parking brake is activated via a button under the light switch on the left of the dashboard. When the button is pressed at a speed over 4 km/h, the parking brake acts as an emergency brake to shorten the braking distance. Drivers also don’t mind whether the parking brake is released or not. When the driver accelerates sufficiently after fastening their seat belt, the parking brake is released automatically.
However, the freedom doesn’t mean losing control. With the CLA, the freedom is accompanied with responsibility.
Being a member of Mercedes-Benz family, the CLA still carries the ‘Tech-DNA’ in its blood with numerous safety technologies. The CLA is born with PRE-SAFE, ABS, ESP, BAS, ASR… The CLA has many safety air-bags including front airbags, side-bags, window bags for both rows and knee-bag for driver. These features will protect the occupants at top standard in case of collision.