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2015 Mercedes C-Class is ready to overtake BMW and Audi

Nov 05, 2014 - 9:03 PM - by TorqueNews
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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is already taking the lead in sales and positions the brand to take the lead in luxury car sales. Denis Flierl reports for

Mercedes has a goal to overtake Audi and BMW to be the number one luxury brand in the world by the end of the decade. The new 2015 C-Class has just been launched here in the U.S. and the luxury sedan is already leading the brand in sales. Mercedes-Benz USA reported its highest sales month of the year with 28,593 vehicles sold and the new C-Class is helping in a big way.

MBUSA reports that October sales were led by the C-Class, which entered a new generation for the 2015 model year. The new luxury sedan took the lead with 7,412 units, an increase of 13.2% from the previous generation model which sold 6,548 vehicles in October 2013. Buyers like the new exterior styling, improved fuel economy and comfort features on the new C.

Last year it was CLA that was leading the way

Last year, October 2013 sales were fueled by the new CLA-Class four door coupe. This October, sales lagged behind October 2013 by 4.9%, the month’s volume propelled the company to the highest October year-to-date sales in its history with 261,804 units, an increase of 6.8% from the 245,125 vehicles sold through the first 10 months of 2013.

C-Class gets significant updates

Mercedes is hoping the new 2015 C-Class will help them overtake BMW and Audi as the global leader for the top luxury brand. One of the big ways Mercedes C-Class gets improved over the outgoing model is in the area of weight savings and improved aerodynamics. The new C-Class cut fuel consumption by 20 percent. They did it with by cutting vehicle weight by 220 pounds, improved aerodynamics,... [Read More]
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Why there’s no stopping the hot new Mercedes CLA-Class

Oct 10, 2014 - 6:49 PM - by TorqueNews
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Mercedes-Benz launched the 2014 CLA-Class with intentions of attracting new buyers to the brand. Is it working for Mercedes? Denis Flierl reports for

Mercedes-Benz is thrilled with the reception their new 2014 CLA-Class four door coupe is receiving around the globe. CLA-Class is more than a big hit around the globe, and a new generation of buyers are snatching them up as fast as the German automaker can produce them. The new sporty four door coupe was brought to the global market to help the German automaker attract a new generation of buyers to the brand. How well is their strategy working?

Mercedes most successful launch in 20 years

Mercedes tells us that since the model’s market launch in Europe in April 2013, Mercedes-Benz has handed over more than 100,000 CLA-Class four door coupes to customers all over the world. Mercedes has definitely hit the mark with the CLA-Class and younger buyers are responding in a big way. That’s exactly what Mercedes was hoping for when they designed the new luxury compact CLA. “This is our best launch in 20 years,” Steve Cannon, head of Mercedes’s U.S. sales, said last December.

Buyers have lots of choices

CLA-Class customers can choose to emphasize the sporty credentials of the CLA still further by ordering their cars with special features. Mercedes says the most popular engine version is the CLA 250 and they are getting it with the Night Package as an optional extra. Calcite White seems to be a frequent choice for exterior color for some reason. On the inside, the most popular upholstery combination is that of fabric and man-made leather in black/anthracite. And Mercedes dealers are seeing many CLA’s ordered with bi-xenon headlamps and the special safety feature Pre-Safe... [Read More]
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CLA-Class shows why a low-carbon future won't be void of high-performance cars

Jul 21, 2014 - 10:19 AM - by TorqueNews
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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and 2015 GLA-Class have won the 2014 International Engine of the Year award in the New Engine category. In this story, originally written by Denis Flierl for the author discusses why a low-carbon future won't be void of high-performance cars based on Mercedes CLA-Class example.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s under the hood of the 2014 Mercedes CLA45 AMG and upcoming 2015 GLA45 AMG is a big winner. The handcrafted AMG 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine has been awarded the best new engine by Engine Technology International magazine.

This highly coveted 2014 International Engine of the Year award was given to Mercedes-Benz and won by a landslide over engines from BMW, Peugeot and Porsche. The M133 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Mercedes engine is handcrafted by AMG, the performance division who pumped out the powerplant for Mercedes and comes in the 2014 A45 AMG, 2014 CLA45 AMG and the upcoming 2015 GLA45 AMG.

High-performance and low emissions

These cars are winning over a new generation of performance enthusiasts who have never purchased a Mercedes vehicle before. The engine won plaudits from the judges at Engine Technology International magazine for not only delivering in terms of high performance, but also for its low emissions output. Dutch journalist Natan Tazelaar said, “If this is what being environmentally conscience is all about, then there is no reason for complaining. All the noise speed and excitement you could ask for, without the need for a big thirsty lump of metal under the bonnet.”

CLA-Class establishes a new segment

The new 2014 CLA45 AMG and upcoming GLA45 AMG come... [Read More]
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Changes for MY 2015 (In the US)

Jul 02, 2014 - 10:38 AM - by Sue Esponte
I know none of you reeeeeeeally care about this since nobody's even thinking about MY15 BUT MB recently released some news on the changes to the CLA for the next model year. So, who's interested?!


The CLA receives a multitude of additional options and standard features for MY15. Highlights include:

§ Introduction of new R24 17-inch standard wheel (not pictured)

§ Introduction of KEYLESS-GO as part of P1 Premium Package

§ 218 Rearview Camera now a stand-alone option (in addition to being part of 320 Multimedia Package)

§ 810 harman/kardon sound system now a stand-alone option (in addition to being part of the P1 Premium Package)

§ H79 Aluminum trim now a stand-alone option (in addition to being a no-cost component of the 321 and 421 Sport Packages)

§ Introduction of 877 Ambient Lighting (12 colors) as stand-alone option as well as part of 318 Interior Package

§ Introduction of 646 Edition 1 wheel as stand-alone option (not pictured)

§ Rear armrest including cup holders now standard

§ Power passenger seat with memory turns into a fully manual seat, driver seat remains powered with memory

§ Introduction of new headunit (NTG5*1) with standard iPod interface, Pre-Wiring for Garmin® MAP PILOT, and a display screen upgraded from 5.8-inches to 7-inches

§ Introduction of new steering wheel design

Some neat updates. Personally, the only ones that kind of frustrate me as late comers are the rear arm rest and the push button start, both of which should have been available for MY14.

Special thanks, as always, to member JPMBenz for sharing this information with the Site!



P.S. Deliveries of MY15 cars are estimated to being in mid-December 2014.

*Edited: Because pictures make posts better. Oh, and that's a picture of a 2014 model with aftermarket accessories and modifications so it has nothing to do with 2015. lol
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How one lucky winner takes the wheel of 2014 Mercedes CLA-Class

Jun 30, 2014 - 8:07 PM - by TorqueNews
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Mercedes-Benz gave away a new 2015 CLA-Class to one lucky winner. How did she win it?

Original source: Mercedes - Torque News

There was one lucky winner that Mercedes-Benz gave free use of a new 2014 CLA-Class four-door coupe to. How did she win it? Mercedes launched the eagerly anticipated CLA-Class around the globe and gave five of Instagram's all-star photographers a ride in the CLA to promote what they called “Take the Wheel” event.

What was the “Take the Wheel” event?

The five photographers got behind the wheel of the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA last summer. What is the Instagram challenge about? Mercedes “Take the Wheel” brought together some of Instagram's most influential photographers who drove the 2014 Mercedes CLA. The one who received the most “likes” would win free use of the new four-door coupe for three years.

The five “influencers” documented and shared their driving experiences in the sporty new CLA in a series of consecutive five-day road trips across the U.S. They posted photos and videos to Instagram during their drives.

Win free use of the new CLA

But anyone could get in on the action. Consumers also got the chance to win free use of the new CLA for three years. By visiting a special website, participants were able to submit their Instagram handles and their feeds and instantly became entry portfolios in the contest. The five photographers select one of the Instagrammers who got to take their very own road trip in the CLA. The winner received free use of the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class free for three years.

One lucky winner!

The picture above is from the CLA “Take the Wheel” winner Niki Csanyi and her CLA250 in the oceanfront playground of Montauk near New York City.... [Read More]
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