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If there was a V6-powered CLA350 offered (w/ the DCT), normally-aspirated but- of'course... would you opt for it?

(CLA350 being powered by a 3.5L V6 302 HP)

Let's say $29.9k for the (USDM) CLA250 & $47.5k for the (USDM) CLA45-AMG, thus $35,750 for the CLA350!
 

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Hmmm...that's an interesting thought. I probably would get it since I'd prefer a silky V6 over a raucous I4.

Of course this is all speculation....:(
 

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Hmmm...that's an interesting thought. I probably would get it since I'd prefer a silky V6 over a raucous I4.

Of course this is all speculation....:(
That would be perfect!!
 

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I would still take the 45 but would expect a Turbo V6 in the 45 if the above "what if" were reality.
Yea- I kinda/sorta expected the AMG version of the CLA to have had a turbo/supercharge V6. But, the 360'ish HP boosted 4'banger has me very impressed, admittedly.

7500 is a little rich, but 3000 would be enticing
Not sure what those #'s are referring to... :confused:
 

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Yea- I kinda/sorta expected the AMG version of the CLA to have had a turbo/supercharge V6. But, the 360'ish HP boosted 4'banger has me very impressed, admittedly.


Not sure what those #'s are referring to... :confused:
So would the AMG 45 use premium gas??
 

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So would the AMG 45 use premium gas??
I'm thinking the CLA250 w/ it's 2.0T will also use premium unleaded fuel. It's a relatively high-output 4'banger. Non-boosted 2.0L 4'bangers by Honda/Acura require premium gas.
 

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The Mercedes V6 engines are incredibly thirsty, that alone would stop me from buying one. In fact it stopped me from buying a C 240 way back 13 years ago.
 

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My bad, but still looks like a 5750 adder...still a little steep... Speaking of MPG, any word on what we can expect on the Cla in the US?
It's a pro-rated difference I calculated for the CLA when looking at the $35k C250 & $41k C350 & $59k C63-AMG (relative to what would be CLA250 & CLA350 & CLA45--AMG).

With regards to USDM CLA250 fuel-economy, it's been posted in the past to be perhaps 35'ish MPG combined as a possibility (or there'bouts).
 

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I'm thinking the CLA250 w/ it's 2.0T will also use premium unleaded fuel. It's a relatively high-output 4'banger. Non-boosted 2.0L 4'bangers by Honda/Acura require premium gas.
I expect any MB to use premium unleaded. My 05 c230K uses premium, which is a 1.8 I4 with a supercharger, a fairly similar engine in terms of displacement, cylinders and a super charger which has it's own attributes, bus has a very similar effect to a turbo. I think every MB my family has owned uses premium, because German cars generally (not always) use higher compression pistons than most Japanese and American cars. Higher compression requires higher octane gas to prevent predetonation in the combustion chamber.
 

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35 combined would be impressive. Thx

It's a pro-rated difference I calculated for the CLA when looking at the $35k C250 & $41k C350 & $59k C63-AMG (relative to what would be CLA250 & CLA350 & CLA45--AMG).

With regards to USDM CLA250 fuel-economy, it's been posted in the past to be perhaps 35'ish MPG combined as a possibility (or there'bouts).
 

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It's a pro-rated difference I calculated for the CLA when looking at the $35k C250 & $41k C350 & $59k C63-AMG (relative to what would be CLA250 & CLA350 & CLA45--AMG).

With regards to USDM CLA250 fuel-economy, it's been posted in the past to be perhaps 35'ish MPG combined as a possibility (or there'bouts).
Heck; even if it's just 30 MPG combined that would be great!
 

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Whenever I've had a loaner C250 or C350, I can barely exceed 25 MPG US driving at a steady 55 MPH, from the dealer to my home 55 miles away, that's according to the on board computer that I zero at the start. In the city traffic, it's really bad.

The GLK 350 is even worse!

What would interest me more than a V6 CLA is a B 45 AMG. Now that would be a sleeper with decent FE potential.
 

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Whenever I've had a loaner C250 or C350, I can barely exceed 25 MPG US driving at a steady 55 MPH, from the dealer to my home 55 miles away, that's according to the on board computer that I zero at the start. In the city traffic, it's really bad.
Either your dealer doesn't often service his loaners or you should find another service department for your car! :sorry:
In city driving the V6 suffers, but it's really not bad on the highway. I assume your dealer is in Victoria? What a gorgeous city.
 

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The dealer is great, and yes it's Victoria; getting the car onto the highway is the problem. Usually the traffic is heavy until the Malahat drive, which means that by the time I get to open highway, the average is something under 20 US MPG...then there is a 350 metre climb up the Malahat. From there it's 90 km/h with some stoplights to home. The OBC barely scrapes upwards after the heavy city traffic, maybe hitting the equivalent of 25 MPG US by the time I get home. If I zeroed the OBC after the city traffic was gone, well of course it would be better, possibly 30 MPG. My B Class would do close to 40 MPG on the same run.
 
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