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Old 07-16-2013, 08:30 AM   #1
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New Mercedes CLA 450 AMG

I haven't been able to point out really exciting cars in a while. Very few made me think "I want that car". One exception I believed to be the new Corvette but somehow that interest vanished for now.

This here is the first WOW effect I have had in a long time.

It's a completely new concept for Benz. Most engines being V8s and V12s this one has an Inline 4 2000cc motor. Turbocharged that is.

I haven't had a below V8 5.0 engine in a very long time and always thought more is better but this vehicle keeps me thinking!

360 HP. 0-60 4.5s. 40 MPG.

First time it looks like a small displacement engine is good for some serious fun.






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Old 07-16-2013, 09:04 AM   #2
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Re: New Mercedes CLA 450 AMG

Nice, but I like coupe's, a 4 door sports car doesn't make it for me, that is why I never got the BMW M5.
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Re: New Mercedes CLA 450 AMG

That will likely me my wifes next car. We currently have a C250 AMG and she really likes the car. The 201hp 1.8L 4 is responsive and with the AMG wheels, brakes, suspension and interior, it makes for a luxurious and sporty ride.

But the CLA 45 is only a couple of thousand more then the 201 hp C250, so kind of a no brainer next time around
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Re: New Mercedes CLA 450 AMG

A 2.0L turbo charged car putting out 360 from the factory is freaking amazing!! I'm sure it'll have one but I really hope these will use a twin scroll turbo or else it's going to lag like holy hell.

Wish it came as a coupe. I'm sure if they put that engine in a SL class it would have been godly.
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Re: New Mercedes CLA 450 AMG

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But the CLA 45 is only a couple of thousand more then the 201 hp C250, so kind of a no brainer next time around
Exactly my though! The CLA 250 is about $28k. Cheapest Benz in the US. The CLA 45 is expected to be around $45k, $14k less than the C63 AMG and same performance.

But 40 MPG at this power is new. My S500 had less HP and was around 14 MPG.


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A 2.0L turbo charged car putting out 360 from the factory is freaking amazing!! I'm sure it'll have one but I really hope these will use a twin scroll turbo or else it's going to lag like holy hell.
Not sure what turbo they use but I haven't seen turbo lag in a Benz in a long time. My Duramax diesel truck tho has a huge lag. Bitch eats gas even when not driven.. no trailer and still 10 MPG mainly city. Ridiculous for a daily ride.
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Re: New Mercedes CLA 450 AMG

LOL, you have to get the ML Diesel SUV, mine does 25 MPG and with a 25 gallon tank I don't stop at the gas stations often, the opposite to my CLK which with it's V-8 is a gas guzzler, but is fun to drive.
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Re: New Mercedes CLA 450 AMG

Let's see how MB handles 355hp on a turbo 2.0L engine. The 201hp 1.8L turbo in the C 250 has no lag, in fact you would never guess it's turbocharged by driving it. Opening the hood and you will see a tiny turbocharger. It looks about 1/2 the size of most turbo's on 2L engines
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Re: New Mercedes CLA 450 AMG

It's Hyundai on steroids...
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Re: New Mercedes CLA 450 AMG

^loL! I did think Genesis Coupe when I first read the specs on this thing.

It seems to be a bit silly though. I mean, besides the extremely high hp from the factory for a 4cylinder, MB isn't exactly known for making lightweight cars. I'm sure it's fast to some standards in a straight line but I don't see how this could be a fun vehicle to drive especially considering the AMG line is supposed to be the best of the best in terms of performance, handling, and stability..or maybe I just overthink things *shrugs* I'm going to bed.
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Re: New Mercedes CLA 450 AMG

My C 250 with the AMG brakes, seats, tires, suspension delivers high grip, a great combination of sporty and comfortable suspension, and brakes that just seem to never run out of stopping power. A few more horses would be nice, but even the engine is far more refined then something from VW or any of the Asian cars. Mercedes feel like they are carvers out of a solid piece of granite. Every control, door and control feels super solid, except for the AC controls for some reason the C class.
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