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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Mercedes Releases A Cheaper Sedan - $30,000

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.

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