Originally Posted by e92_m3
Yup! That's what I heard as well.
I think this car will be more of a EVO and STi fighter. With tuning and supporting mods, it could "probably" hang with a stock 2014 M3.
I really doubt it can hang with the Evo and STI. It would need 300+ hp, a really well sorted performance AWD system and by then it will cost at least 10k more then the Evo/STI anyway.
The base CLA is already 30k without any options. A well equipped CLA will be $40k with options then add your AMG premium.