Performance package raises the outputs to 195kW and 420Nm.
Performance package raises the outputs to 195kW and 420Nm.
Visual package includes 20-inch alloys and spoiler lips.
Visual package includes 20-inch alloys and spoiler lips.

German tuner Väth has unleashed what could become known as the Goldilocks of the new Mercedes-Benz CLA range.

Not only is it quite a looker, but it neatly plugs a gap in the range for those who find the CLA 250 too tame and the A 45 too outrageous and expensive.

The Väth V25 is the result of some useful engine tinkering, which pushes the outputs of the CLA 250's 2-litre turbopetrol from 155kW/350Nm to 195kW and 420Nm.

To achieve this, Väth fine tuned the engine electronics and installed a bespoke air filter system and sports exhaust. The package will set European customers back by 4950 euro (R66 500).

The modifications, according to the tuner, allow the little bombshell to sprint to 100km/h in just 5.9 seconds.

Väth is also offering a tamer and cheaper package that only comprises engine electronics. In this case a mere 940 euro (R12 460) buys you 180kW and 390Nm.

Of course, Väth offers a multitude of ways to break the budget with a suite of extras that pimp the rest of the car.

Suspension options include a full coilover package that allows the car to be lowered by between 20mm and 65mm while the more affordable sport suspension system lowers the CLA by 30mm.

To perk up the braking performance, the company offers an optimized system with steel flex tubes and Castrol SRF racing brake fluid.

Aesthetics can be enhanced via a body kit that includes a carbon front spoiler lip, tail lip and sinister-looking 20-inch rims.

For the inside story, Väth offers a sports steering wheel (with carbon or wood inlays) as well as a 300km/h speedo (useless considering there is no option to remove the 250km/h speed limiter) and black velvet floor mats.