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Old 17th January 2013, 19:10   #16
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Well here goes a strange yet interesting advt. from Merc. Well, where is the car in this whole advt. by the way?

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another video of the cla from the Mercedes-Benz tv channel on youtube
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CLA 45 AMG images come out;

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Should be powered by a Turbocharged 2.0L 4cyl engine developing 355bhp and 332lb ft of torque.

All four wheels will be driven through a 7 spd A/T dual-clutch.

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Old 25th April 2013, 15:51   #19
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Mercedes confirm a "Shooting Brake" version of the CLA;

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Source : http://www.autospies.com/news/Merced...g-Brake-75745/
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Autocar UK's first drive review of the CLA45 AMG. Pretty serious figures there - 355bhp, 0-100 kmph in 4.6 seconds!

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/...benz/cla45-amg
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TG UK drives the CLA 45 AMG and they don't like it that much. They prefer the A45 AMG to this. The A45 got marginally stiffer damper settings and uprated spring rates, plus a slightly noisier exhaust which makes the cut over the CLA 45.

http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/f...AMG-2013-06-12
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Ever wondered how a CLA 45 AMG coupe will look like ? Now we have a render

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^ Chances of going into production are slim but you never know as C 63 AMG coupe is out this may be given a green light too

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Auto Express UK did a comparison run of A45 AMG vs CLA 45 AMG. According to the reviewer nothing much to differentiate between the two!

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Guys any update about the launch of the CLA and the expected price ?

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I test drove CLA250 few weeks ago as I was thinking to go for CLA45 AMG. All I wanted was a small but powerful car and CLA45 AMG is perfect fit. However, after test driving 250, I realized that it's rather too small. Rear head room is really not there. I am 5'10" and when I sat at the back, my head was almost touching the roof due to the coupe inspired design.

I liked the interior and it does not feel cheap in any way. Handling is sharp by Mercedes standard and ride comfort is not bad either. I have few snaps that I took while test driving CLA 250 that I can upload if any one is interested.
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I have few snaps that I took while test driving CLA 250 that I can upload if any one is interested.
Please do.

Btw, did you check out the C-Class? How would you rate the CLA against the C250 in terms of space, equipment and refinement?
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Please do. Btw, did you check out the C-Class? How would you rate the CLA against the C250 in terms of space, equipment and refinement?
I didn't consider C class and I was not interested in it for two reasons: 1. I already own C220 CDI back home in India. 2. I was more interested in CLA 45 AMG and not CLA 250.
Comparing CLA to C class, you won't believe but it's little bigger than the current C class. The new C is expected to be bigger than the current C.

Coming back to CLA, front seats are marginally comfortable with decent leg and head room. Even the rear leg and knee room is almost similar to current C class but the issue is read head room. Due to the coupe like design, there is absolutely no head room for anyone above 5'10" and it is absolutely 4 seater. IMO, it's perfect car for 2 adults and 2 kids.
There are some hard and cheap looking plastic parts that I spotted in dashboard. However, it is screwed tightly. CLA is not as refined as you would expect a Mercedes to be, period. It is strictly entry level sedan and you really feel it as soon as you sit inside. They didn't had any 45 AMG in showroom so can't comment about it. But I think it has better feel as it comes with leather padded dashboard unlike 250's plastic.

All the equipments are optional but you can configure it to your taste. The base CLA 250 starts from around $29k but that one is bare bone model. It will shoot up to around 38k for decently loaded options like Navigation, premium leather, diamond cut grill etc. I was looking at CLA 45 AMG and that one was coming out to around 59k before taxes. Off course, AMG 45 is real time AWD and produces 355 Bhp.

But now I dropped idea of CLA due to its size. I am test driving Maserati Ghibli next week and may go for it.

Here are some snaps. Sorry for the low quality pictures as they were taken on phone camera.
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Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will display the CLA45 AMG at the 2014 Auto Expo. Additionally, the company will also show the GLA concept, the M-Guard and the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 car.

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Hopefully they will not miss out on the A45AMG which has met with quite a bit of success against its famed competitors like the GTI.
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Any information about the launch of the CLA in India?
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