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I could be wrong, but I believe that design with the blackened wheels is the Launch Edition. It's got other special design features like special seat stitching.
 

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I would be very interested in purchasing the silver one with the dark grey rims shown in these pics. Are those rims stock or part of an optional package though? I would be willing to buy this one if it's around $30-$33k, but anything between $35k-$40k would make me turn away.[/QUOTE]

have fun they all look great... mercedes-benz-cla-class-c117_facts_specialedition_715x230_11-2012.jpg CLA-Pack-AMG-Nordlichviolet.jpg 8370553185_ec07764294.jpg

im just guessing here... but i think this color is the Magno Polar Silver.... inbetween moutntain grey and silver... but still not sure...
any other guesses of what color silver this is?
 

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I would be very interested in purchasing the silver one with the dark grey rims shown in these pics. Are those rims stock or part of an optional package though? I would be willing to buy this one if it's around $30-$33k, but anything between $35k-$40k would make me turn away.


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im just guessing here... but i think this color is the Magno Polar Silver.... inbetween moutntain grey and silver... but still not sure...
any other guesses of what color silver this is?[/QUOTE]
I hope that those rims come on the base model. I just don't wanna spend too much for optional stuff. It could make or break me buying this car.
 

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Yea, I've learned the magno polar silver is just a flat matte version of the regular polar silver. All car companies offer a matte flat version, but they charge an arm and a leg for it. I think BMW charges about $4,000 for theirs.

I think I read somewhere the Launch Edition will come in mountain grey color only.
 

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I hope that those rims come on the base model. I just don't wanna spend too much for optional stuff. It could make or break me buying this car.
Unfortunately I don't believe those rims will be standard. I think the ones you're referring ago only come with the Launch Edition. See page 33 in this Guide List for USA models. The Launch Edition isn't specified in it yet.

http://xrs.us.to/2014_CLA_Ordering_Guide.pdf
 

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i think the standard rims will be the one in the Super bowl commercial we saw tonite at starting price of 29900
wow... the more i think about that price is a real winner... especially if you have some kind of trade in for it...
maybe this will be my last car... lol

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the pic we saw at the commercial is the AMG package or sport package not standard wheels/rims...
add 2300 for sport package on top of 29,900 still not a bad deal if you consider what you are getting and how prestigious it is to actually own a Mercedes Benz... i have owned 4 of them in my lifetime.... they can be very expensive sometimes... especially the 300-600 services etc...
 

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There's a link somewhere here of the Canadian MB site where you can change the colors and the CLA with a Sports package and without........ leading to believe the one without is the " base " model. Im sorry but if that is the base wheels for the CLA then everyone should be getting it with a Sports package because it's just plain ole FUUUGLY !!!

The 5 spoke wheels above in chrisiden's post shows the Sports package and wheels ..... I have no idea where the Black wheels will be coming from ( perhaps the Launch Edition ? ) but I have yet to see it as an option anywhere ? It sucks that MB is showing the CLA off with the Black wheels on all their commercials and print adds thus far but there's no way of getting it ......hhhhmmmmmmmm ????
 

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The wheels you saw in the Superbowl ad in New Orleans can't be the base wheels. Because the picture clearly shows the AMG grill and front intakes. And we know that the AMG sport package is $2300 extra. The price may be a base price of $29,990 but they're not showing a base car. There's always small print to those ads. I agree with akacarioca. That's the Launch Edition model.
 

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The wheels you saw in the Superbowl ad in New Orleans can't be the base wheels. Because the picture clearly shows the AMG grill and front intakes. And we know that the AMG sport package is $2300 extra. The price may be a base price of $29,990 but they're not showing a base car. There's always small print to those ads. I agree with akacarioca. That's the Launch Edition model.
Exactly. Any of these auto ads always have a disclaimer on the bottom in small font mentioning something like "Model shown with optional items"
 

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The wheels you saw in the Superbowl ad in New Orleans can't be the base wheels. Because the picture clearly shows the AMG grill and front intakes. And we know that the AMG sport package is $2300 extra. The price may be a base price of $29,990 but they're not showing a base car. There's always small print to those ads. I agree with akacarioca. That's the Launch Edition model.
you are correct thank you for updating me ;)
 

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Can anybody confirm their findings about mpg? Based on European data in liters, I am guessing 26 mpg for the city.
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C class

Engine
1.8L turbo-4
Horsepower
201
MPG(city/hwy)
22/31

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/model/class-C/model-C250WZ

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my personal opinion is that the C class and the CLA (208 HP) have about the same horsepower... the c class gets 22/31 so i would imagine CLA would get the same with average of 26.5 MPG
 

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Can anybody confirm their findings about mpg? Based on European data in liters, I am guessing 26 mpg for the city.
It's hard to say. This european brochure says the CLA has a combined of 6.2 l/100km which converts to 37 MPG in USA units. But any conversion is never accurate because the Europeans do a different test than our American EPA. So take it with a grain if salt. I do know the BMW 328i has a kick ass four cylinder turbo engine that sips fuel at 6.3 l/100km. So the Mercedes engine should be on par and likely experience low 30's MPG for highway cruising.

http://xrs.us.to/2014_CLA_Ordering_Guide.pdf
 

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It's hard to say. This european brochure says the CLA has a combined of 6.2 l/100km which converts to 37 MPG in USA units. But any conversion is never accurate because the Europeans do a different test than our American EPA. So take it with a grain if salt. I do know the BMW 328i has a kick ass four cylinder turbo engine that sips fuel at 6.3 l/100km. So the Mercedes engine should be on par and likely experience low 30's MPG for highway cruising.

http://xrs.us.to/2014_CLA_Ordering_Guide.pdf
That was the calculation that I did. I need high 20s to make sense, otherwise I might have to wait for the Bluetech, is ever comes.
 

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If you are talking about the dark rims that is showing up on most videos, those are part of the "Edition 1", which includes panorama sunroof, seats with neon stitches, etc.
Funny how MB has just about all their advertisments showing the special " Edition 1 " which is the best looking CLA but far from the truth since it's limited and not available to everyone especially since it's going to be over $40k ???
 

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Funny how MB has just about all their advertisments showing the special " Edition 1 " which is the best looking CLA but far from the truth since it's limited and not available to everyone especially since it's going to be over $40k ???
This is the name of the game and you would be naive to believe that they would show a bare bones model. Is the same when you go buy a brand new home, where they have all the upgrades just to entice you to buy.
 
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