BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos
 
Lux Angel Eyes
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-12-2014, 11:45 AM   #45
Markus8291
2
Second Lieutenant
 
Markus8291's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 bmw 335i xdrive M-Sport
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Seattle, wa

Posts: 228
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by 335BOY View Post
I agree, it looks like a cartoon car. Bigger wheels and a little lower might help but.......................Once you get coils on your car it will be awesome. I drove an x drive before I got my e92 (sport susp) and hated it. Youre laughing now.
No I agree. I hate the stock suspension too. The KW's should make a big difference though and finally make it handle like it should
__________________
2011 BMW 335i xDrive M-Sport, Alpina B3 TCU flash, JB4 (ISO 5.3, Map 5), BMS DP, BMS Intake, BMS CP, KW V1's
Markus8291 is offline   Austria
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      02-12-2014, 12:04 PM   #46
ny325
9
Captain
 
Drives: E90 328i jet black spt pkg
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: USA

Posts: 981
iTrader: (0)

Nice engine, but for me that's it. It's also hard on the eyes. However, for some it's beautiful.
ny325 is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      02-21-2014, 05:02 PM   #47
beems
4
Lieutenant
 
beems's Avatar
 
Drives: Former 3-series coupe
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hawaii

Posts: 484
iTrader: (0)

just got quoted for a CLA AMG for around 56K. oh man its tempting. but turns out they're also a year out or so for ordering and what not.

beems is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 12:04 PM   #48
ernster
1
Private First Class
 
ernster's Avatar
 
Drives: (E90) 335XI
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Queens, N.Y.

Posts: 175
iTrader: (2)

had both

i had an 335xi with the jb4 tune. it was an amazing car that ran well till limp mode would hit. i loved the car......... but. just recently picked up my cla 45 amg and all i have to say is wow. this little rocket is amazing. when i get tired of what it can do i will look for a tune, but as for right now. it is an amazing little rocket

i paid 57,200 out the door 61,???

http://www.mercedescla.org/forum/14-...-00pm-day.html
__________________
335 XI Sedan (E90)
Mods
JB+, Rixster vent guage, Adamaster Black grills, Cyba scoops, ST160 MATTE BLACK 19's, General 225/35/19 Front, 265/30/19 Rear. Vynal Window trim, black out tails and rebadge black

Last edited by ernster; 03-05-2014 at 12:16 PM.
ernster is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 12:29 PM   #49
thyshallsmite
1
Private First Class
 
Drives: e90 335i
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Houston, TX

Posts: 193
iTrader: (0)

cla45 amg is a fwd drive car modified to be a awd car, the CLA is also always advertised as the "cheap" mercedes, sooo if you enjoy having the car thats advertised as cheap to the general public, fwd bias and really quite expensive go for it. Back seats are also pretty lame and from what i hear it's pretty boring to drive =/
__________________
Arctic Metallic e90 335i sport, Mods: jb4, vsrf dp, vsrf 7" fmic, AFE DCI, Diff locker, M3 subframe bushing, PSS tires, gloss black wheels, gloss black roof wrap, gloss black grill, ceramic tint, BMS catch can.
thyshallsmite is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 12:47 PM   #50
Miller335
10
Major
 
Drives: 2007 E92
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Portland, OR

Posts: 1,063
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by thyshallsmite View Post
cla45 amg is a fwd drive car modified to be a awd car,

I've noticed a good amount of manufactures doing this.
Even SUV platforms going this route.

It seems cheaper to me.
Miller335 is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 12:57 PM   #51
Eddien123
6
Captain
 
Drives: E90
Join Date: May 2013
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 600
iTrader: (0)

Too much stock boost so not much tuning capabilities. It's ugly from the back and it's fwd biased AWD system is bad no matter how you put it.
Eddien123 is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 01:06 PM   #52
rcl
1
2011 328i coupe 6mt
 
Drives: 2011 bmw 328i
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: atlanta, ga

Posts: 163
iTrader: (0)

The rear is ugly, it's essentially FWD, and the "base model" that starts at 50k is severely lacking options/features. The nice AMG wheels, interior trim, steering wheel, seats, etc that you see in pictures are all additional. Yes that's right, AMG wheels are an option on the CLA45 AMG. lol So by the time the car is comfortably equipped your talking about a 65k car atleast. Oh and no manual? No thanks.
__________________
2011 328i coupe 6mt
rcl is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 01:07 PM   #53
335BOY
15
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 09 335 e92
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Toronto

Posts: 1,557
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by thyshallsmite View Post
cla45 amg is a fwd drive car modified to be a awd car, the CLA is also always advertised as the "cheap" mercedes, sooo if you enjoy having the car thats advertised as cheap to the general public, fwd bias and really quite expensive go for it. Back seats are also pretty lame and from what i hear it's pretty boring to drive =/
Thats a little harsh isnt it? Is Merc advertising it as the "cheap Mercedes"? Whats the 3 series? starts at 320 and ends at 335 . Cla starts at 250 and ends at AMG. I guess you have spent some good seat time to "know" how boring it is right? What an uninformed ignorant post.
335BOY is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 01:15 PM   #54
dlando
1
Private First Class
 
dlando's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 328i e92
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Toronto

Posts: 131
iTrader: (0)

I've seen a couple around York before!

Quote:
Originally Posted by teddymultani View Post
Some guy drives the cla45 amg everyday to york university...love the sound.
dlando is offline   Canada
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 01:36 PM   #55
DML
4
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 335Is
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Darien CT.

Posts: 460
iTrader: (0)

Think it's an impostor AMG not the real deal...Car looks like one of those Moon Rovers we left behind.Think C63,Nice.
DML is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 01:45 PM   #56
335BOY
15
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 09 335 e92
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Toronto

Posts: 1,557
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DML View Post
Think it's an impostor AMG not the real deal...Car looks like one of those Moon Rovers we left behind.Think C63,Nice.
Google the new AMG engine in that thing. Its the real deal.
335BOY is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 01:53 PM   #57
JAL0988
14
Major
 
JAL0988's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 335i xdrive
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: NY

Posts: 1,413
iTrader: (1)

FWD bias FTL
__________________
2010 e92 Le Mans Blue 335i xDrive // PTF ProTuned E40 // VRSF 7" FMIC // VRSF Catless Downpipes // aFe DCI // ER Chargepipe // Forge DV's // Remus Race
JAL0988 is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 02:03 PM   #58
thyshallsmite
1
Private First Class
 
Drives: e90 335i
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Houston, TX

Posts: 193
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 335BOY View Post
Thats a little harsh isnt it? Is Merc advertising it as the "cheap Mercedes"? Whats the 3 series? starts at 320 and ends at 335 . Cla starts at 250 and ends at AMG. I guess you have spent some good seat time to "know" how boring it is right? What an uninformed ignorant post.
Well the 3 series can actually be cheaper than even the base model cla, however the advertising campaign for the CLA has all been about look look it's so cheap you normal people can afford a MERCEDES! ZOMG! In actuality it isn't that cheap, however its about how the car is presented to the general public and merc spent big bucks making sure everyone knows this is the affordable (cheap) Mercedes that even peasants can afford. the main commerical with this car is "no need to sell your soul to buy a Mercedes, you normal people can afford one now!"

__________________
Arctic Metallic e90 335i sport, Mods: jb4, vsrf dp, vsrf 7" fmic, AFE DCI, Diff locker, M3 subframe bushing, PSS tires, gloss black wheels, gloss black roof wrap, gloss black grill, ceramic tint, BMS catch can.
thyshallsmite is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 03:30 PM   #59
335BOY
15
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 09 335 e92
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Toronto

Posts: 1,557
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by thyshallsmite View Post
Well the 3 series can actually be cheaper than even the base model cla, however the advertising campaign for the CLA has all been about look look it's so cheap you normal people can afford a MERCEDES! ZOMG! In actuality it isn't that cheap, however its about how the car is presented to the general public and merc spent big bucks making sure everyone knows this is the affordable (cheap) Mercedes that even peasants can afford. the main commerical with this car is "no need to sell your soul to buy a Mercedes, you normal people can afford one now!"

BMW does similar print ads up here every week advertising CHEAP lease rates. To each his own but I couldnt care any less what other people think. Most would only see the Merc emblem.........just like the roundel. If its a New 550 or a new 320 most people (not here) wouldnt have a clue what the difference is. They see th roundel. I bet the CLA 45 is a blast to drive but its too ugly for me. List is $50,000ish but the car on display at Toronto Auto show was about $73,000!!!!!!
335BOY is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 07:13 PM   #60
335stick
0
Private
 
Drives: 09 335 white/brown manual
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: palm beach/FL

Posts: 96
iTrader: (1)

the stupid thing looks like a 4 door focus. don't do it
335stick is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 07:31 PM   #61
Osirisman
1
Private First Class
 
Osirisman's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 335is
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Cape Coral, FL

Posts: 160
iTrader: (0)

I actually saw my first cla yesterday in traffic. I like how the front looks but rear of the car is somewhat weird.
End of the day it's peoples affordable imitation of the cls.
I'd rather buy a used cls before I buy a cla ( if i were to buy one)
Osirisman is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 08:03 PM   #62
Mardio
31
Brigadier General
 
Drives: 2013 335is space grey
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: SF

Posts: 3,112
iTrader: (0)

Strange rear end, ugly really.
Mardio is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 08:14 PM   #63
brinkmann
10
Major
 
brinkmann's Avatar
 
Drives: '06 SGM 330i
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Stamford, CT

Posts: 1,082
iTrader: (15)

Quote:
Originally Posted by paddy335 View Post
Heathen
lols
__________________
brinkmann is offline   Germany
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 09:56 PM   #64
galahad05
24
Colonel
 
galahad05's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i Sedan
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Long Island NY

Posts: 2,494
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Osirisman View Post
I actually saw my first cla yesterday in traffic. I like how the front looks but rear of the car is somewhat weird.
End of the day it's peoples affordable imitation of the cls.
I'd rather buy a used cls before I buy a cla ( if i were to buy one)
Just to level-set everyone here....how much is a CLS? Used or new.
__________________
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine
--Lord Byron
galahad05 is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 10:01 PM   #65
Osirisman
1
Private First Class
 
Osirisman's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 335is
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Cape Coral, FL

Posts: 160
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by galahad05
Quote:
Originally Posted by Osirisman View Post
I actually saw my first cla yesterday in traffic. I like how the front looks but rear of the car is somewhat weird.
End of the day it's peoples affordable imitation of the cls.
I'd rather buy a used cls before I buy a cla ( if i were to buy one)
Just to level-set everyone here....how much is a CLS? Used or new.
2014 CLS 550 68k and up new.
Used 500/550 prolly around 25 and up depending on the year and mileage.
Osirisman is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2014, 10:02 PM   #66
paddy335
10
Major
 
Drives: 335i Touring; X5 40d
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New Zealand

Posts: 1,012
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 335BOY View Post
Thats a little harsh isnt it? Is Merc advertising it as the "cheap Mercedes"? Whats the 3 series? starts at 320 and ends at 335 . Cla starts at 250 and ends at AMG. I guess you have spent some good seat time to "know" how boring it is right? What an uninformed ignorant post.
Actually 3er range starts at 316.
paddy335 is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:05 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST