Mercedes calls it a shooting brake, but what matters is that this wagon packs the world's most powerful production four cylinder at 360 horsepower. And some added practicality. Call me in.
This morning, the police searched all employees before entering the Hungarian Mercedes-Benz factory after CLA and B-Class production was halted three times in a row due to bomb threats caused by a jealous girlfriend.
According to Reuters, Daimler had to evacuate all staff from its Mercedes-Benz plant in Hungary after a bomb threat was made earlier this afternoon.
The Mercedes CLA is a really hot seller these days, and lukewarm reviews haven't really dampened that. The sensible people at Consumer Reports, however, think you should buy cars that aren't the CLA for $35,000. Because they really didn't like the little Benz very much.
Thank god for the world's marketing departments. Without them, who would tirelessly work to ruin the English language? The latest salvo comes from retail analysts at HSBC, who have coined a new term that makes my brain bleed brain-blood: "Yummies." It's only a matter of time before we see it in the car world.
Right now, Toyota and Honda probably have a bone to pick with Mercedes-Benz. It likely goes like this: "Stop stealing the people who buy our boring family sedans, you luxurious Teutonic bastards." Or something along those lines.
The new Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is unfathomably gorgeous. It looks incredible, it's priced to sell, and in CLA45 AMG form it has 360 horsepower from just a 2.0-liter turbo four. Now it's getting suited up for racing duty. Sexy, sexy racing duty.
I have an inappropriate crush on the Mercedes-Benz CLA. I shouldn't like it. It's FWD (with available AWD, of course) and it only comes with an autobox. But it just looks so good inside and out that I can't help myself. Now, word on the street is there's a wagon version on the horizon, causing my lust to grow deeper.
Good news: You may not be able to fit in the open-top Toyobaru, but you can fit in the new Mercedes-Benz CLA sedan.