Now I know many people determined the CLA wasn't worth the money and you should just listen to Consumer Reports and buy a nice Accord...
Last time we met some of you crowned me the automotive internet idiot for comparing a Kia to a BMW. Most of you though, saw the humor and were pretty cool about it. Now keep in mind that comparison was directed at all the people, and there are plenty, that drive BMWs and could care less about performance or dynamics.…
Since Mercedes-Benz first introduced the CLA in 2013, sales have been booming with success.
Looks a bit like a chop shop right? Good. Last week our garage at Classic Car Club Manhattan was transformed into a Hollywood movie set, which was supposed to look like a chop shop. I arrived in the morning to see the CLA and was pretty excited to have an opportunity to sit in the car and check it out a bit.
...whether or not it will happen in the US is still TBD (I'm not holding my breadth). Oh, we already know it is not a "real" shooting-brake, Mercedes uses the term incorrectly. You can read more at CarScoops.
This is The Opposite Locker where we try and sort out the cool from the square. This is a discussion system detailing how cool a car is, not how fast, fun, or frivolous it may be, but how well it looks in the cat's pajamas. But, you may be asking, what makes a car cool, anyways?
A very interesting Report was released today at the usually very well informed motorsport website motorsport-total.com, describing a possible customer program for the WTCC.
The Mercedes CLA is essentially a 4 door saloon version of the A Class, which means it's front wheel drive. I drove the CLA 220 CDI Sport (diesel) and the C 180 Sport (petrol) back to back.
Bear in mind that this is my first ever attempt at a video review, I did it it one one take (the first take) and the only kit used was an iPhone 5.
Does it seem like the taillights on the CLA are heating elements that are melting the car.