Whew... glad I'm not the only one who got all confoozled by MB model naming nomenclature/convention!I Stopped trying to figure it out...going from memory soooooo.....SLK 280 had a 3L and the SLK 250 2.1L and the C250 has a 1.8L
please excuse my ignorant, but does bigger wheels ensure a better ride? What tires ensure a better ride? I understand that everything is subjective, but from your point of view?Dont know about 17s, but not liking that std wheel. Im getting the sport pkg with the 18s and will remove the tires asap and go with michelins x-ice xi3's as the CLA will be primarily a winter ride for me.. Not that youd have that need in TX
It is the 45th anniv so prob correct!!
please excuse my ignorant, but does bigger wheels ensure a better ride? What tires ensure a better ride? I understand that everything is subjective, but from your point of view?
Nice!! ThanksGenerally speaking, a tire's sidewall (profile) is somewhat indicative of ride-quality (or lack thereof). Shorter sidewall tires (lower profile) have stiffer sidewalls. And run-flats add the already stiff sidewalls, due to their construction.
When going w/ a larger wheel, whether OEM or after-market, the rolling outer-diameter more-or-less stays the same to maintain speedo' accuracy along w/ keeping the traction/stability systems functional. So, it's the tire's sidewall (profile) that changes to preserve that rolling diameter size.
FWIW, here are some reference wheel & tire sizes for the CLA (German CLA pdf):
- 15"x6.5" +47mm - 195/65R15
- 16"x6.5" +49mm - 205/55R16
- 17"x7.5" +52.5mm - 225/45R17
- 18:x7.5" +52mm: - 225/40R18
And if you're interested in knowing how large the tires are, the breakdown is like this:Nice!! Thanks