This is a discussion on 2013 CLA220 cdi is BROKEN already. Engine broke down. with only 3000km mileage within the Mercedes-Benz CLA 220 CDI forums, part of the Mercedes-Benz CLA Model Specific Forums category; Originally Posted by CLA1988 I was gonna order the BRABUS chip ... guess this is food for thought ... What you think guys ? Um, ...
CLA 220CDI AMG Sport (ordered 26/10/13, picked up 01/03/14)
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Personally I have never modded or had a car modded. If you want more horses, more torques, more noise, dump valves etc then get the right car for the job. There is no way that MB can be at fault here but to prove that the engine would have expired without the chip installation would be impossible without a time machine. Saying that a time machine might be cheaper than the repair costs assuming that such a thing exists
I just emailed brabus about their chips, although they are around 2k dollars which is a shit loads of money, they tell me that they work threw mercedes benz germany and the warranty will still be viable if something had to happen. I paste the email:
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to earn your business.
"BRABUS products are all support and back by MB in Germany. All BRABUS ECU comes with a 4 year 100,000 mile warranty. So in essence, you can't find a better ECU than this. BRABUS stand behind their products more than any manufactures in the industry"
We have a dealer in singapore. Quoted me S$3800. Brabus required ur ecu id to program the chip. It will b unique to ur car only
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He didnt ask for mine, just plug and play he quoted mine for 2.5k
Well... this is tragic. I "tuned" a car once with a chip. Throttle body needed to be replaced 3-months later. Cause and effect? Unknown. Took the tune off (was just a ECU reflash unit), took it to the dealer, they replaced the TB, I never put that crap back on and didn't miss it, considering I can't get past 75 without worrying about being pulled over anyway.
Traded-in at 8,500 miles: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
My poor experience is on the forum. Good riddance. MB's attempt for my generation: failed with me.
Yes, MB cars sold in the US are warranted through MB USA and there is no international warranty. I would assume if you transported your MB to Europe, for whateve reason, I would hope the warranty would be in effect and MB would work with MB USA to resolve.
Thank you for posting this horror story. Yes I am new to the site and it places in writing what I suspected. I hope everyone that is considering a chip or re-flash will read this before hand and then it is buyer beware. I did read last night that Ford is now offering to install chip/re-flash on certain engines, including the 2.0 turbo through Ford Racing Performance Products and there is a warranty. However the power train goes from 5/50 to 3/36,000 miles. But that is still pretty good and shows they have faith in the product.
I think another indicator the CLA 250 is not meant for speed is the standard H rated tires. If the car were designed for more I would think they would have provided a better and higher speed rating tire.
Again, thank you for this thread. It truly is an eye opener and I was unaware of this thread. Have we heard more from Kevin?