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I'll have to make one of the hardest decisions of my life in the coming weeks...

CLA45 AMG in the mountain grey or cirrus white?

What's your choice?
 

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I say spin the wheel, close your eyes, and just make sure it doesn't land on purple or turquoise. ;)

This should be the hardest decision you have to make in your life.

-Eric

P.S. I can't offer you better advice because I'm ultimately in the same boat. I'm not into white cars but the CLA looks really, really, really nice in white. I think it should look great in grey, too, but it seems like 75% of the cars on the road around me are either silver or grey. Heck, that's true of my own cars! I'm leaning towards red...I think...but if I were you I would go with...[internet connection down]
 

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I say spin the wheel, close your eyes, and just make sure it doesn't land on purple or turquoise. ;)

This should be the hardest decision you have to make in your life.

-Eric

P.S. I can't offer you better advice because I'm ultimately in the same boat. I'm not into white cars but the CLA looks really, really, really nice in white. I think it should look great in grey, too, but it seems like 75% of the cars on the road around me are either silver or grey. Heck, that's true of my own cars! I'm leaning towards red...I think...but if I were you I would go with...[internet connection down]
Jupiter Red or Patagonia? The car looks amazing in white and in Mountain Grey I agree, but like you said there's so many cars with that color.
 

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I'm between white or grey amg too

. if Ur getting night pack they'll both look amazing if Ur not, I say white

I'm going for grey + nite

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Also struggling over White vs Grey. Leaning towards Grey because I still have a M3 which is white with the black carbon fiber roof that looks
too close to the CLA45 cirrus white with pano roof. if I choose white, I would take the $720 I save and get the black multi spoke wheels for $950
without the punishing AMG suspension upgrade and of course the red calipers. If I choose mountain grey, I am going to stay with the
standard, classic looking five spoke AMG wheels also with the red caliper. The european AMG link someone posted allows you 360 view of the CLA45
with different color & wheel combos and that's how I came to the decisions. Remember MB selected white for their official AMG intro for a reason.
It must look appealing. I may base my final choice on that.
 

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Also struggling over White vs Grey. Leaning towards Grey because I still have a M3 which is white with the black carbon fiber roof that looks
too close to the CLA45 cirrus white with pano roof. if I choose white, I would take the $720 I save and get the black multi spoke wheels for $950
without the punishing AMG suspension upgrade and of course the red calipers. If I choose mountain grey, I am going to stay with the
standard, classic looking five spoke AMG wheels also with the red caliper. The european AMG link someone posted allows you 360 view of the CLA45
with different color & wheel combos and that's how I came to the decisions. Remember MB selected white for their official AMG intro for a reason.
It must look appealing. I may base my final choice on that.
Only problem is that "configurator" doesn't allow the option of Night Package or even CF trim for that matter. Guess i'll just have to imagine it for now.

What I do know is that this picture makes a VERY strong case for the Patagonia Red Metallic w/ Night Pkg and the optional 19" wheels in black:
 

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Just my personal opinion. Red cars generally don't resale well. Patagonia Red, however, looks good. But it is a $1500 option :(
I prefer body color mirrors, front chin spoiler and door extension trims so night styling is not for me. Then again, I am a X-gen...
 

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Just my personal opinion. Red cars generally don't resale well. Patagonia Red, however, looks good. But it is a $1500 option :(
I prefer body color mirrors, front chin spoiler and door extension trims so night styling is not for me. Then again, I am a X-gen...
I hate to correct you but it's actually a $1750 option. Which hurts even more. :( I suppose i'm Gen-Y, we seem to like black contrasts. My Mustang had matte black wheels too. :p But the AMG doesn't offer body color trim right? As Eric mentioned to me before it comes standard with the matte grey trim. So it's either that, night package, or CF trim.
 

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You are right, the trims are grey, but the mirrors would be body color. Since I am thinking white, matte grey is almost...
The black trims, however, may make the car look a bit slimmer from the side as someone had called it a jelly bean on wheels.
Do you know if the night style package also comes with a darker rear window tint ?
 

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You are right, the trims are grey, but the mirrors would be body color. Since I am thinking white, matte grey is almost...
The black trims, however, may make the car look a bit slimmer from the side as someone had called it a jelly bean on wheels.
Do you know if the night style package also comes with a darker rear window tint ?
If I had a choice i'd like MG in body color trim too. Not sure about the window tint, Night package is like a unicorn to me right now. I haven't seen it as an option for the US as of yet.
 

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Only trouble with both white and grey is that they are sooo popular that every CLA and CLA45 you see is going to be
one of those two colors. Other colors may make the car more unique.
 

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The Polar Silver is gorgeous because it's so light and subtle but is not worth the extra $2,500.

Currently, I'm leaning towards the Cirrus White or the basic Silver. The Mountain Grey is also nice but to be honest I really want to see all color schemes in person before I make any decision.
 

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The Polar Silver is gorgeous because it's so light and subtle but is not worth the extra $2,500.

Currently, I'm leaning towards the Cirrus White or the basic Silver. The Mountain Grey is also nice but to be honest I really want to see all color schemes in person before I make any decision.
Actually the Polar Silver Metallic is the name of the 720 option silver, and the designo magno polar silver(matte) is the extra $2,500 option.
 

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Jupiter Red or Patagonia? The car looks amazing in white and in Mountain Grey I agree, but like you said there's so many cars with that color.
Jupiter Red, only because I cannot fathom paying $1750 for paint. That's obscene for what appears to be little more than a heavy fleck metallic red. Maybe if it was something unique -- even the matte silver I get. I've seen a number of Jupiter Red pictures that look fantastic and a number that make me think...ummm...no. I just don't want to succumb to buying another grey/silver car again. That might lead me to white...if I can stomach the idea of white...and I'm not sure I can. lol Oh heck, I don't know.

Btw, here's a shot of the Jupiter Red from the AMG website. I may be in the minority but I LOVE the combination of the silver with the red.


Just my personal opinion. Red cars generally don't resale well. Patagonia Red, however, looks good. But it is a $1500 option :(
Maybe so but red is still a relatively popular color. It isn't turquoise or purple (no offense to those of you buying Northern Lights Violet or Universe Blue; the latter of which might turn out to be different than I am anticipating). A red sports sedan should sell without too much drama even if not as quickly as silver or grey. A purple or turquoise car might suffer a different fate (and I've got a purple car - even if it is called California Burgundy).

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Jupiter Red, only because I cannot fathom paying $1750 for paint. That's obscene for what appears to be little more than a heavy fleck metallic red. Maybe if it was something unique -- even the matte silver I get. I've seen a number of Jupiter Red pictures that look fantastic and a number that make me think...ummm...no. I just don't want to succumb to buying another grey/silver car again. That might lead me to white...if I can stomach the idea of white...and I'm not sure I can. lol Oh heck, I don't know.

Btw, here's a shot of the Jupiter Red from the AMG website. I may be in the minority but I LOVE the combination of the silver with the red.


-Eric
For me the Grey trim I don't like too much. Although I wish I did. Would be cheaper lol. I'm at war with myself now with the color its ridiculous.

Picking up my mountain grey AMG tomorrow will to put some photos up
I agree please do post pictures!
 
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