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Wow this is awesome. Thanks for sharing. Different in Australia as our cars cost a lot more I think most of those options are stock. The A45 only has 3 options available in aus. It comes with everything. Good to see the images and colours and so on. Hope there isn't delay in aus stock
 

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Great post.

As ESP AMG said, in Aus most of the options are stock including the night package - but I'm rather hoping that I can specify a normal steel colour exhaust rather than the blacked out jobbie...
 

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hey tricky

in aus the A45 has only 3 options
1. black wheels
2. Aero package - i think its the carbon fiber package
3. race suspension

have you heard of any others?

i think the rest comes stock with performance exhaust which is awesome.
 

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hey tricky

in aus the A45 has only 3 options
1. black wheels
2. Aero package - i think its the carbon fiber package
3. race suspension

have you heard of any others?

i think the rest comes stock with performance exhaust which is awesome.
That's spot on mate, exactly what my MB dealer told me. He said A45 only had those three options and he thought it very likely that CLA45 would be the same.

Price was $499 for black wheels, not sure about the other two, but four figures for sure.

EDIT: just found a link to the same A45 spec sheet which the dealer used to talk me through the likely options on a CLA45, copied below...
http://www.ausmotive.com/downloads/Mercedes-Benz/A45-AMG-AU-dealer-info-April2013.pdf
 

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I really thought the 45 would be my next car, unfortunately the pricing guide is beginning to make me think twice. To start, MANY of the options should be standard on a $48,000 car in 2013. I won't even go over how ridiculous it is that the are charging $2200 for the Prem. 1 pkg. for features (dimming mirrors, dual climate, etc.) that I can readily get standard on a mid-trim Nissan, Hyundai or Ford... So screw you MB for that but w/e I'll begrudgingly pay it.

Then as I scroll down the sheet I see they want 3750 for the Recaro seats and have not even announced the price for the "RED CUT" version which I am sure will be more expensive. And lets just say that if the stock seats were my only option I would NEVER buy this car, so basically I'm stuck paying 4K for SEATS on an AMG! But Wait! Theres more... The Carbon Fiber exterior trim that I originally thought would look so great didn't look so great for $3700. The saving grace was the Night Styling pkg. Which I thought would also look great, especially on a white car, and for $750 its a bargain. But of course there has to be some downside, which I discovered when I saw the red lettering informing me that a car with the night styling pkg. would be delayed until Jan. 2014.... GRRRRR!

Once I recovered from my initial annoyance, I decided to price out the car with the options I want (I was planning on getting one fully loaded). For the month or so as I have been researching this car and what not, I expected the car to top out with every single option for around 60K or below. I thought that was expensive seeing as thats around 12K in options in a car that already costs 48K and is an AMG (supposedly the highest level trim with the most features and options, right?). But of course I was once again disappointed. When I optioned out the car fully loaded, it cost $69,770!!! Are you serious MB??? So instead I priced out the car only adding the essential things that I had to have, which ended up being a lot of things, bringing the price to just over 60K. And thats when I realized that I actually really dislike the standard CLA 45 AMG and the car only becomes cool and desirable with 10-20K in options. This makes me sad :**(

When I had finished reading the order guide I finally came to terms with the fact that there would be no option for Keyless go, as many people had said on the forums, that was the final straw that forced me to write this ranting post. A 70K car and it wouldn't even have Keyless go pshhh. Overall I would have to say I am just sad at this point and have no clue what car to get. I HATE the new 3-series/4-series and although I love my 11 Audi S4, I want a change from the Audi styling. Mercedes you almost had my 60k in your pocket but now I'm not so sure.
 

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mike im in the same boat . . . i fell in love with the CLA 45 amg, but everyday im getting more upset haha

i want something FRESH, the cla is new and different and perfect for me!......well...it COULD have been....the a3 is a foot shorter, the s4 is nice and the same price as the cla base....

anyway - - as for all the packages, i have to agree

...the recaro seats should be standard . . i hate that the regular CLA seats are in the amg stock..

the stock grey side skirts and front lip are ugly (to me, no offense) . . the nite package or exterior carbon package is a must! i see it two ways - nite package from factory or get stock grey, and then wait until identical aftermarket carbon pieces come out for half the price MB is charging.

p1 should def be free on the amg . every single car made has most of these features standard nowadays!

WE'RE PAYING FOR DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL IN AN AMG LOL

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i ordered a white one,...still debating switching to silver...need to see more pics

AMG HAS YET TO RELEASE A PIC OF THE AMG ON STOCK WHEELS
 

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I really thought the 45 would be my next car, unfortunately the pricing guide is beginning to make me think twice. To start, MANY of the options should be standard on a $48,000 car in 2013. I won't even go over how ridiculous it is that the are charging $2200 for the Prem. 1 pkg. for features (dimming mirrors, dual climate, etc.) that I can readily get standard on a mid-trim Nissan, Hyundai or Ford... So screw you MB for that but w/e I'll begrudgingly pay it.

Then as I scroll down the sheet I see they want 3750 for the Recaro seats and have not even announced the price for the "RED CUT" version which I am sure will be more expensive. And lets just say that if the stock seats were my only option I would NEVER buy this car, so basically I'm stuck paying 4K for SEATS on an AMG! But Wait! Theres more... The Carbon Fiber exterior trim that I originally thought would look so great didn't look so great for $3700. The saving grace was the Night Styling pkg. Which I thought would also look great, especially on a white car, and for $750 its a bargain. But of course there has to be some downside, which I discovered when I saw the red lettering informing me that a car with the night styling pkg. would be delayed until Jan. 2014.... GRRRRR!

Once I recovered from my initial annoyance, I decided to price out the car with the options I want (I was planning on getting one fully loaded). For the month or so as I have been researching this car and what not, I expected the car to top out with every single option for around 60K or below. I thought that was expensive seeing as thats around 12K in options in a car that already costs 48K and is an AMG (supposedly the highest level trim with the most features and options, right?). But of course I was once again disappointed. When I optioned out the car fully loaded, it cost $69,770!!! Are you serious MB??? So instead I priced out the car only adding the essential things that I had to have, which ended up being a lot of things, bringing the price to just over 60K. And thats when I realized that I actually really dislike the standard CLA 45 AMG and the car only becomes cool and desirable with 10-20K in options. This makes me sad :**(

When I had finished reading the order guide I finally came to terms with the fact that there would be no option for Keyless go, as many people had said on the forums, that was the final straw that forced me to write this ranting post. A 70K car and it wouldn't even have Keyless go pshhh. Overall I would have to say I am just sad at this point and have no clue what car to get. I HATE the new 3-series/4-series and although I love my 11 Audi S4, I want a change from the Audi styling. Mercedes you almost had my 60k in your pocket but now I'm not so sure.

Very well written. I totally agree with you. Many pics and vids I have seen in which I thought came standard for an AMG such as recaro seats, carbon fibre etc....are extras is pushing me away for this car. I refuse to pay anything over $55k for a 4 banger. I am leaning more towards either the new lexus is350 AWD FSport or the 2014 Audi S4.
 
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