The new CLA looks like a lot of other cars - but has that big Mercedes star in the grill.
Yesterday - on the way home from Lowes and Home Depot - I stopped at the Mercedes dealer to see the all new Mercedes CLA. It is a new model with a sticker price of $29,900.
It has a 4 cylinder dual overhead cam turbo-aspired engine that produces 208 horsepower. This power reaches the road through an automatic 7 speed transmission.
I took a few pictures of a dark gray one in the showroom. With shipping and a few options the list price was $34,500. Lulu always wanted a Mercedes - she had one if you count the 20 year old white diesel I bought a few years ago to run on cooking oil.
The interior was a very light gray leather. Notice no shifter.
This panoramic sunroof added $1400 to the sticker.
This view shows how sleek the car is. It has the lowest co-efficient of drag - even lower than our Prius.
It has those skinny tires on big wheels - it is a fashion I just do not get.
It has a huge trunk - with a ⅓-⅔ split rear seat. One could sleep in there if they had to. Surprise - surprise - no spare tire. The tires are supposed to run flat.
Look at those giant AC vents. There is a paddle shifter on the steering wheel.
The sticker boasts 38 miles per gallon on the highway. The price includes free 24 hour road service.