Photo of CLA250 courtesy of MBUSA.

Photo of CLA250 courtesy of MBUSA.

Mercedes Benz is giving its CLA a light refresh for 2017 that includes new front and rear bumpers, light-alloy wheels, and several interior enhancements.

Interior enhancements include new seat covers and trim parts, as well as chrome-plated controls. Optional LED headlamps, Hands-Free Access and further possibilities for integrating smartphones into the control system enhance safety and comfort.

Active Brake Assist as a standard feature further strengthens the CLA's credentials as a leader in its class, as does HANDS-FREE ACCESS as an optional convenience feature.

The 2017 CLA be offered as a CLA250 with optional 4Matic all-wheel drive that's powered by a 2.0L inline-four that makes 208 hp and 268 lb.-ft. or torque. It will arrive at dealerships in the third quarter.