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Sub-30k Mercedes No More as 2015 CLA Gets a $1,600 Price Hike


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The CLA compact saloon was a runaway hit in the US, with Mercedes-Benz USA boss Steve Cannon acknowledging that “this is the best launch in 20 years; it has been a phenomenal success right out of the gate”.

Mercedes Details CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake OrangeArt Edition


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Mercedes-Benz has accustomed us to launch Edition 1 versions for each new model launched, but for the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake, the automaker has released the OrangeArt Edition.

Mercedes Introduces 355 HP CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake


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Mercedes’ fourth “high-performance compact car” is the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake. It’s pretty much the same car as the regular CLA 45, but with extra rear headroom and cargo space, featuring the same 355 hp (360 PS) 2.0-liter turbo engine as before, along with all-wheel drive.

Mercedes Reveals and Details CLA Shooting Brake


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Hardly anybody will buy the new CLA Shooting Brake for the extra space and rear headroom it offers – most will sign their name up for one because of its looks. Mercedes boasts that with it it’s created “a whole new class of vehicle,” even though we don’t see what they’re on about.

This is What the New Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Will Look Like


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It won't be long before Mercedes officially reveals its new CLA Shooting Brake, but until then, here's a fresh batch of scoops and a pair of computer images based on the engineering prototypes.

Mercedes’ Hungarian Plant Builds 250,000th Vehicle


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Fueled by the success of Mercedes’ compact family, the Kecskemét plant in Hungary has celebrated the production of the 250,000th vehicle since it opened two and a half years ago.

Cadillac Reportedly Readying Sub-ATS Model to Rival Mercedes CLA


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Cadillac is slowly trying to reestablish itself as a force in the world of premium automobiles. It has shifted its old approach to one that is of the times, with the new ATS and CTS, as well as the Chevy Volt-based ELR plug-in.

More Mercedes CLAs Are Destined for the U.S.


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Despite a cool critical reception, the Mercedes-Benz CLA has been difficult for dealers to keep in stock. The company plans to fix that soon and expects sales to boom as a result.

Mercedes-Benz Sold 100,000 CLAs Worldwide since April 2013


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The commercial success of Mercedes’ new compact family is undeniable, and one of the best-selling models is the CLA four-door coupe, which has reached 100,000 sales since its launch in April 2013.

Reviewer Find Out What it's Like to Live with a Mercedes CLA 45 AMG


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The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG may have the most powerful production four-cylinder turbo engine in the world, but it is a car that can be used as a daily driver.

Audi A3 Outsold Mercedes CLA 2 to 1 in its First Three Months in U.S.


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The Audi A3 Sedan outsold the Mercedes CLA almost two to one in its first three months on the U.S. market. CLA sales have dropped in seven of the past eight months, in contrast with last year’s performance, when the four-door coupe helped Benz become the best-selling luxury automaker in the States to became the most successful new Mercedes in two decades.

Mercedes Replaces 1.8-Liter with 2.2-Liter Engine in CLA 200 CDI; Adds New 4Matic Models


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Mercedes announced the addition of five new models to its front-wheel drive compact model family in Europe, including the CLA, A-Class and GLA-Class lineups. Starting this autumn, the CLA gets its first all-wheel drive diesel variants, the CLA 200 CDI 4Matic and CLA 220 CDI 4Matic. 

Mercedes Confirms CLA Shooting Brake for 2015 Launch


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The fifth member of Mercedes’ front-wheel drive compact family has been officially confirmed, and it’s the CLA Shooting Brake. Obviously, the car wasn’t exactly a secret, but Mercedes announced that the model will go on sale early 2015, publicly admitting for the first time that it is producing the estate version of the CLA.

Baby German Models Beg the Question; What is Luxury?


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Germany's Big Three (Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz) have had sales explosions recently. They each proclaimed their aspirations of becoming the world’s highest-selling luxury automaker. In that pursuit, they resemble the American Big Three, which has always chased proliferation and platform sharing. Quality didn’t take a backseat to quantity at these firms; quality was placed in the third row of a Chevy Suburban.

Tesla Model S Purportedly Beats Mercedes CLA in Independent Aerodynamic Testing


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When Mercedes-Benz launched the CLA, the Germans were quick to say that the compact sedan is the most aerodynamic series produced model on the market, with a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.23. However, a recent aerodynamics test made at an independent wind tunnel claims that the CLA’s drag coefficient is much lower – 0.30 to be exact.

Scoop: New Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Pops Up in Dubai


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You can now add the United Arab Emirates and the country's most populous and famous city, Dubai, among the places visited by Mercedes-Benz's upcoming CLA Shooting Brake, an estate-bodied version of their slick compact model.

Mercedes' CLA 45 AMG Holds its Head Up High in Race with Audi R8


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For a compact-sized performance car with a fairly reasonable price (€56,673 in Germany, from $47,450 without delivery and taxes/VAT in the States) that won't leave you gasping for breath, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG delivers plenty of goods.

BMW M235i Takes on Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG [w/Poll]


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BMW and Mercedes-Benz have been rattling their swords at each other for decades in every single section of the market, and while the Bavarians initially had the upper hand when it came to performance cars, the rise of Stuttgart's AMG division is challenging the status quo.

Edmunds Pits New Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Against Mercedes CLA250


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German luxury carmakers Mercedes and Audi have founded a new niche in the $30,000-ish price segment in the U.S. with their CLA and A3 sedan models respectively, essentially targeting buyers who are willing to trade off the amenities of a bigger mid-size model for a smaller compact car with a premium name.

Spied: Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Gets Roomier with Shooting Brake Version


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Perhaps one of the untold reasons why automakers call sporty-styled saloons with slanted rooflines "4-door coupes" is to hint at the restricted coupe-like headroom for rear passengers and to some extent, the luggage area. Mercedes plans to, if not correct; at least improve these shortcomings on the CLA with the introduction of a Shooting Brake model, which is Benz-talk for a stylish estate.