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      01-30-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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New 2014 CLA starts at $29,900... your turn BMW

I know, I know it's FWD (or optional AWD) but still cheaper than C-class... $29,900 really cheap for any MBZ.

Few key features:
  • Cd figure = 0.23
  • CLA250 = 2.0-liter four- cylinder gasoline engine with 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • CLA250 = 5.8-inch display and Bluetooth as standard equipment.
  • Anthracite surface finish is available as the standard trim

Length:182.3
Width: 80.0
Height: 56.6

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      01-30-2013, 11:08 PM   #2
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      01-30-2013, 11:33 PM   #3
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Cheaper than a well optioned Toyota Camry, or Honda Odyssey. Crazy.
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      01-31-2013, 12:52 AM   #4
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Cheaper than a well optioned Toyota Camry, or Honda Odyssey. Crazy.
And something in common with them too.
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      01-31-2013, 01:39 AM   #5
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Audi A3 is priced the same and the 128i coupe starts at $1100 more. Its definitely not overpriced, but I wouldn't call it a bargain either.

Still, it is a great car and a good option for those looking to get into a luxury brand at an affordable price.
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      01-31-2013, 03:48 AM   #6
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Looks great to me. No hate here.

Interested to see the CLA45 AMG.
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      01-31-2013, 05:58 AM   #7
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Can't wait to see the CLA AMG
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      01-31-2013, 12:20 PM   #8
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If the AMG is available for ED around the same time as the M3 I'd consider it.
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      01-31-2013, 12:22 PM   #9
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      01-31-2013, 01:16 PM   #10
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Can't wait to see the CLA AMG
I wonder what engine MB would put in that. Given that it's a FWD car, I wonder if they'll just slap a different tune on it.
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      01-31-2013, 01:29 PM   #11
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Not my cup of tea personally, but for what it is, seems really cool. Great way for MB to appeal to the masses and offer their brand and luxury to people that don't care too much about power or even know what wheels power the car...which sadly is a majority of people buying luxury cars.

Awesome to see car companies adapting with the times, even though those adaptations are in the opposite direction of what us enthusiasts like. As long as it helps to pay the bills to fund the AMG and M and RS and other "high performance" segments of the brands I'm all for it!
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      01-31-2013, 01:37 PM   #12
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is this like the poorman MB? Damn under 30k?
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      01-31-2013, 01:53 PM   #13
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I wonder what engine MB would put in that. Given that it's a FWD car, I wonder if they'll just slap a different tune on it.
It will likely be AWD like the new E63
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      01-31-2013, 02:06 PM   #14
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i would get this over the front drive acura and lexus es
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      01-31-2013, 03:31 PM   #15
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i would get this to replace our accord. :-)
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      01-31-2013, 05:17 PM   #16
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I'm sure the stripper model will be just that: stripped bare. Regardless, I think it's going to be a great inclusion to the lineup.

While some can make a decent case for it being overstyled, I think it looks good. The hard creases running lengthwise mask its relatively portly and stubby dimensions.

I'm sure a healthily optioned model will be around the low 40's.
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      01-31-2013, 05:18 PM   #17
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is this like the poorman MB? Damn under 30k?
Depends on what your idea of "poor" is.
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      01-31-2013, 05:48 PM   #18
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Are Europeans as repulsed with lesser models as Americans seem to be? I mean, whenever I go overseas, I see A & B Class Mercedes much more often than an E or S class. Does this brand snobbery exist over there? Maybe we would think a little less of these brands if our taxis were Mercedes...

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      01-31-2013, 06:27 PM   #19
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I wonder what engine MB would put in that. Given that it's a FWD car, I wonder if they'll just slap a different tune on it.
It would be AWD and have the same engine the next gen C-class AMG will have.

Newly developed 4 liter V8 turbo motor.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/mercede...s-replacement/
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.....Looks like Chris Bangle desgined it.
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All talk to date has been that the CLS and A 45's would have a four cylinder, certainly not a 4.0l V8.
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Looks pretty good. AMG version sounds interesting!!
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