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CLA is lovely, if I was in the market for a C63 AMG I would seriously be tempted to wait for the CLA AMG.

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Blimey, another model! Does look nice enough but how does it fit into the CLS, CL, C and E markets!

The CLAAMG - sounds like a Nordic STI. A_B might know more.

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Blimey, another model! Does look nice enough but how does it fit into the CLS, CL, C and E markets!

It's based on the A-platform, so you have the hatchback (for the European market) and saloon (sedan, for the US market).

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How big is it though? The size of a 1 series I'd guess but the pictures make it look pretty big.

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I'd say bigger than a 1, think more along VW jetta in terms of where it goes in the line up, smaller than a C class, bigger than an A or B.

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There's a 2 series coming soon isn't there? Like a big coupe 1er. Guess this would be the competition. Mini M3?

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How big is it though?.

Despite costing less than the C-Class, at 182.3 inches (4,630mm) long, 80.0 inches wide (2,032mm / with mirrors) and 56.6 inches (1,438mm) tall, the CLA is actually 1.5 inches (38mm) longer. However, it rides on a shorter wheelbase of 106.3 inches (2,700mm) compared to the C-Class' 108.7 inches (2,761mm).

There's a 2 series coming soon isn't there? Like a big coupe 1er. Guess this would be the competition. Mini M3?

The BMW 2 Series is a Coupe (F22) and Convertible (F23), the CLA is 4-door and has very similar dimensions to the 3 series (F30).

BMW will have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, series and 7 PLUS X1, X3, X4, X5 and X6 PLUS i3, i8 and i8 Spyder due 2013-14.

Then in each of these series you have the niche products: ///M, M, Coupe, Cabriolet, GT, Grand Coupe etc.

Audi will TT, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q3, Q4 Q5, Q7, R4, R8 and Audi e-tron

and the niches' RSQ3, SQ5, etc etc

All looking identical of course :grin:

Edited by Andy_Bangle

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Cheers, so its not small then is it, I can see that selling very well except for the silly sat nav screen that looks almost aftermarket to me.

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Me too, not often I say that about a mainstream new car, but it looks good.

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CLA45 AMG Vs. F80 M3.

2.0-litre four-pot turbo engine, four-wheel-drive 360bhp and 331lb ft of torque, 0-62 in 4.6sec Vs. twin-turbo 3.0-litre in-line six, (guessing: 414 hp, 0-62 mph time of 4.5 seconds)

Which leaves the C63 AMG up against the F82 M4.

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I like it, but the arse is a bit too melty still. Needs some hill repeats to perk/ firm it up +++

Will nick some M3 customers, for sure. New Cock-mobile?

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New Cock-mobile?

Ha, I alluded to that in Mook's C63 thread, It probably wont be long until Clarkson declares AMG drivers have replaced M3 drivers or Audi RS drivers as the new 'cocks' of the road.

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Looks good but shame its a 4 cylinder motor, I'd still like 5 or more cylinders to get a nice noise if I had the choice.

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Even though it is a 4 cylinder, it is an AMG so they will be sure to make it sound good!

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Sounds awful.

And whats that stupid whistling all about?

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Guessing it will sound similar to the A45 AMG

The sound on the upshifts is fantastic :D

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CLA 45 AMG pricing has just been released at the NY motor show :ffs:

The CLA 45 AMG will go on sale in July 2013 in Germany, with market launch scheduled for September. Prices there start from €56,078 ($71,981), while in the US, the CLA 45 AMG will be priced from a much more competitive $47,450 (€37,067) with sales to start this spring.

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Nearly €20k cheaper! :eek:

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