I was surprised to see one on the road so soon. Sorry for the poor photos, there was a lamp post and a parking meter blocking all the good angles. Just parked on the street in the middle of Wicker Park in Chicago, all salty.

Seeing it on the street and not in an auto show setting made me realize it is more like Mercedes hot hatch...or maybe it just seemed that way because it was parked behind a Honda Pilot.

Here it is at CAS this year:

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I'm kind of obsessed with this car. It has no reason to exist and I am amazed Mercedes put it in to production. It may just be the best car nobody asked for that you can buy new today.