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      09-12-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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Revealed: Mercedes Benz CLA (A Class Sedan) - the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series competitor







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The exterior while not quite as gorgeous as the concept looks good. IMO, the exterior certainly looks better than the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3, while the best design of the interior of all 3 belongs to the Audi A3.


Imagine the AMG version of this. It's supposed to have some sort of 4matic system and rumored 4 cylinder with 370hp and 300 pound-ft of torque. Wow http://www.autoblog.com/2012/06/13/m...-hp-per-liter/

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      09-12-2012, 10:51 AM   #2
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      09-12-2012, 10:52 AM   #3
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      09-12-2012, 11:11 AM   #4
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Let's be honest, all cars in this segment look dumpy and are not the greatest looking (some more than others) but the CLA actually looks the best. It doesn't look like a cheap car (other than the size) and the style is pretty aggressive with the lines.
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      09-12-2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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Design too fussy... Very uneuropean... More like Korean...

The 2 side creases (?) just doesn't give any elegance to the car,... While the rear is too busy... There is no continuity between them...
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      09-12-2012, 11:16 AM   #6
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the a class looks much better

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      09-12-2012, 11:29 AM   #7
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I like ugly cars (Z3 M Coupe, 135i and X1 to my credit) and I like this a lot. Would strongly consider an A45 AMG if they bring it here.
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Looks.. overdone. And that nose..


The new 1-series is ugly as well but at least it's RWD.
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      09-12-2012, 12:02 PM   #9
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Ummm I guess good looking is a relative term. But to my eyes it looks like a hyundai elantra with a benz grille. Not good no sir not good at all. I'll take the looks of the 1 or a3 any day of the week.
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      09-12-2012, 12:16 PM   #10
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The design language from its bigger brethren isn't translating well to that size...
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      09-12-2012, 12:22 PM   #11
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Looks OK.. I doubt it will feel as good to drive as a 135i..

Also the 135i I think looks great.. especially from the back...
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      09-12-2012, 12:59 PM   #12
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Looks OK.. I doubt it will feel as good to drive as a 135i..

Also the 135i I think looks great.. especially from the back...
that's a 1m, which is pretty much a beefed up 135. JK.
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      09-12-2012, 01:01 PM   #13
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Looks OK.. I doubt it will feel as good to drive as a 135i..

Also the 135i I think looks great.. especially from the back...
That looks great; it's this one that has the problem.


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The front end looks pretty mean. I like it.
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      09-12-2012, 01:22 PM   #16
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meh.
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      09-12-2012, 02:28 PM   #17
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Front - not bad.

Side has that "flame surface" effect ala the E85 Z4, but worse. Makes it look busy and disjointed.

Meh, indeed.
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      09-12-2012, 03:25 PM   #18
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Whoa not bad, I've always like how Benzos look just not the way they drive. BMW needs to counter that with a 1 series sedan.
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      09-12-2012, 03:35 PM   #19
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i think the a3 sedan concept is gorgeous, much better than the cla
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      09-12-2012, 03:40 PM   #20
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It's like a baby CLS. I think it looks good!
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Damn looks good! I would like see more pics or in person, people say side looks too much indeed. I would point out then when you take pics shadows pronounce more.

I do agree with BMW needs to make a 1 series sedan, that doesnt cost a freaking arm and a leg and a...you know.
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Why is this on the 1 series forum and not in general automotive?
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