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      01-14-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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MB CLA250...

Can't wait til the AMG version comes out...

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It may look cool, but it is a Front Wheel Drive car. With AMG power!? Can you say torque steer?
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It may look cool, but it is a Front Wheel Drive car. With AMG power!? Can you say torque steer?
AMG version is rumored to come in only 4matic/AWD.
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AMG version is rumored to come in only 4matic/AWD.
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.
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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.
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not a huge fan of the styling. looks all droopy, especially the tail lights.

what's interesting is that the turbo 4 cylinder is about 6.5 sec 0-60. the 328 is faster and arguably better looking.

what's bmw's response to this? CLS dominated the segment for years. the 6 series grand coupe is still lagging in sales in comparison.
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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.
Hmm maybe in stock form, it will be faster than the EVO and STi on a straight line? Its like comparing the 2012 c63 vs 2012 m3. The c63 will be always be faster than the M3 on a straight line stock VS stock.

I have to agree with you on the AWD system. Performance wise, MB would have to make vast improvements on their AWD system if they ever decided to compete with the EVO and Sti when it comes to handling.
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The c63 will be always be faster than the M3 on a straight line stock VS stock.
I wasn't stock for long (900 miles) but burned a couple c63's off the line. I hooked, they spun. I dyno'd at 365 RWHP stock + I have DCT.
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I wasn't stock for long (900 miles) but burned a couple c63's off the line. I hooked, they spun. I dyno'd at 365 RWHP stock + I have DCT.
Wow! Is your m3 bone stock? No weight reduction done?

Based on experience, 2010-2012 stock c63's always have smoked the 2010-2012 M3's on a straight line. Take note, this is an M3 with 6 speed.

Hmm, 2013 M3's with DCT's are pretty quick of the line.
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not a huge fan of the styling. looks all droopy, especially the tail lights.

what's interesting is that the turbo 4 cylinder is about 6.5 sec 0-60. the 328 is faster and arguably better looking.

what's bmw's response to this? CLS dominated the segment for years. the 6 series grand coupe is still lagging in sales in comparison.
I actually like the styling and tailights and I guess BMW still does not have a model to compete with it.

The new 328 front looks a pretty similar to the e92, so it really did not get my attention.
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