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#1 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 01:10 AM
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http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/benz/innovation/future/model-2014_CLA#landing

Key Highlights

  • Aggressive, four-door design with studded sport grille
  • Turbocharged, 208-hp inline-4 engine delivering 258 lb-ft of torque
  • Advanced dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles
  • Front sport seats and three-spoke multifunction sport steering wheel
  • mbrace2 in-vehicle technology suite with available Internet access
  • Full Bluetooth connectivity for music streaming and hands-free calling
  • Available iPod/MP3 Media Interface, harman/kardon surround-sound system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with Traffic and Weather, and navigation with voice control
  • COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • Available Driver Assistance Package featuring DISTRONIC adaptive cruise control, Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist
  • Optional Sport Package includes sport bodystyling, 18-inch wheels and front sport brakes
  • Available limited-production Launch Edition


Let me point out The all-new 2014 CLA

Starting at $29,900.



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You are comparing a $29,000 dollar 4 cylinder 200hp sedan to a 330hp V6 sedan that starts at $37k.

The CLA is a nice car but it's in a different category. The CLA could be comparable to the late G25.
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You are comparing a $29,000 dollar 4 cylinder 200hp sedan to a 330hp V6 sedan that starts at $37k.

The CLA is a nice car but it's in a different category. The CLA could be comparable to the late G25.
Valid point, wasn't looking at it like that. I was as if you were looking for an entry level luxurious car which model you'd go for? and somehow I think the q50 would still come out on top..
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For an extra $7,000 I'd go with the Q50. RWD and 330hp.

The only CLA that is comparable is the CLA 45 AMG and that model is probably going to be $50k and over.
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Yeah, not a fair comparison at all...Just IMO.

However, depending on the buyer, one can make the argument from a monthly payment perspective--

Buy a CLA or lease a Q50?


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I wouldn't touch a CLA because it screams fake Mercedes to me.

It is FWD based and something about it feels fake. It is like Mercedes knows it isn't up to standards and are trying to market it as the real thing.
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I wouldn't touch a CLA because it screams fake Mercedes to me.

It is FWD based and something about it feels fake. It is like Mercedes knows it isn't up to standards and are trying to market it as the real thing.
That's not fair.

It's them trying to open up in a market they've never really been in before. I'd say at least give them a chance to work out the kinks after the CLA..


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I woulsnt exactly compare the CLA to the Q50, theyre just too different of cars. Ones front wheel drive or 4wd and the other is just a RWD. The CLA just seems to be cheaper than the Q50 even though its a mercedes.
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Yeah, not a fair comparison at all...Just IMO.

However, depending on the buyer, one can make the argument from a monthly payment perspective--

Buy a CLA or lease a Q50?
buying a german vs leasing a japanese?

I think you have it the other way around.
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buying a german vs leasing a japanese?

I think you have it the other way around.
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