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It looks like all of your Canadian owners who have been waiting for the official pricing to come out can finally breathe a sigh of relief. TheStig received notification from Christopher Goczan, the National Product Manager that the base price for the CLA is now official: $33,900 CDN. There still are no details on the packages and options pricing however.

You can read the full announcement below or you can click here for the full PDF.

Christopher Goczan said:
March 18, 2013
TO ALL MERCEDES-BENZ CANADA DEALER PRINCIPALS AND/OR GENERAL MANAGERS
RE: MSRP Release for the all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
We are extremely pleased to announce the pricing of the 2014 CLA 250 at $33,900.
The all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA is an uncompromising four-door coupe with stunning style, innovative brains, turbocharged brawn and promises to elevate pulses while providing exceptional value. From the black diamond grille with central star to the long hood, sweeping roofline and frameless doors, the CLA is designed to seduce at every turn. The CLA 250 proves that beauty is more than skin deep with a potent 208 hp engine lurking under the hood that propels the coupe from 0-100 km/h in just 6.7 seconds while providing excellent fuel economy.
The following key highlights show many of the features that come as standard with the new CLA 250:
 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission
 208 Horsepower, 258 lb-ft of Torque
 17” Bi-Colour Wheels
 ARTICO upholstery
 Dual Exhaust System
 5.8” Colour Display (upgradeable to 7”)
 12-Way Power Front Seats with Memory
 COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST
 Ambient Lighting
 Steering Wheel Shift Paddles
 Runflat Tires
 Electronic Parking Brake
 Sports Suspension
Additionally, an even greater degree of visual ferocity can be achieved with the available Sport Package, with chiseled sport AMG bodystyling that includes a larger front apron with massive air inlets, as well as flared side skirts, 18” AMG alloy wheels and a sleek rear diffuser.
Full product details including equipment listings, pricing, and a ‘What’s New’ will be available closer to the September 2013 scheduled launch. Please advise all concerned personnel. Thank you and good selling

Best regards,
Christopher Goczan
National Product Manager

Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
98 Vanderhoof Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario M4G 4C9
Telephone: 416-425-3550
Fax: 416-423-5027
Mercedes-Benz Canada - Passenger cars
Thank you TheStig for the tip, the full thread is here: http://www.mercedescla.org/forum/8-cla-purchasing/437-confirmed-canadian-pricing.html
 

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For the luxury, looks and performance that's very good pricing. I've said it once and I'll say it again. Mercedes hit a home run with the CLA!
 

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Thanks for posting!

So: all I see that is offered (on top of the far better looking body) for your extra $4000 over the B 250 is power seats and ambient lighting? Plus a sports suspension that makes a hard ride worse? A little thin IMO.
 

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Thanks for posting!

So: all I see that is offered (on top of the far better looking body) for your extra $4000 over the B 250 is power seats and ambient lighting? Plus a sports suspension that makes a hard ride worse? A little thin IMO.
Don't forget to add our higher taxes and higher import duties and that'll make up the difference.
 

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Those higher taxes etc also apply to the Canadian B 250.....which is priced at $29,900.

So again, what's worth $4000?
 

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Those higher taxes etc also apply to the Canadian B 250.....which is priced at $29,900.

So again, what's worth $4000?
Greed?

Both B and CLA are built on the same platform using the same engine, transmission, options, interior etc. If we didn't have the B, then it would be the same price as the US, but because we have the B, Mercedes can't bring the CLA here and offer it at the same price. It would take sales away from the B, so they have slotted the price between the B and C.
 

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To further the conversation, stateside a B250 would presumably be $25.9k?

Is the MB B-Class analogous to the Audi A3? (in terms of size, equipment, performance/handling, market-segment)?
 

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To further the conversation, stateside a B250 would presumably be $25.9k?

Is the MB B-Class analogous to the Audi A3? (in terms of size, equipment, performance/handling, market-segment)?
No, it was a 4 door hatch(ish) (so I guess 5 door) mini minivan(ish). It was tall like a minivan and had lots of space. It really didn't fit a segment and I think that Mercedes wanted to change that. It now looks like a smaller R-Class in shape. It's a lot lower and sleeker, more of a touring car than a minivan looking car. Does that help? Here's the latest pdf to help you.

http://www.mercedes-benz.ca/content/media_library/canada/mpc_canada/en/mercedes_benz_canada/new_cars/ebrochures/my13/MY13_B-Class_eBrochure_EN.object-Single-MEDIA.tmp/MBZ_BCL_P11855_EI4_e-Brochure_Eng.pdf

Mercedes-Benz Canada - B-Class - Mercedes?Benz B?Class
 

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No, it was a 4 door hatch(ish) (so I guess 5 door) mini minivan(ish). It was tall like a minivan and had lots of space. It really didn't fit a segment and I think that Mercedes wanted to change that. It now looks like a smaller R-Class in shape. It's a lot lower and sleeker, more of a touring car than a minivan looking car. Does that help? Here's the latest pdf to help you.

http://www.mercedes-benz.ca/content/media_library/canada/mpc_canada/en/mercedes_benz_canada/new_cars/ebrochures/my13/MY13_B-Class_eBrochure_EN.object-Single-MEDIA.tmp/MBZ_BCL_P11855_EI4_e-Brochure_Eng.pdf

Mercedes-Benz Canada - B-Class - Mercedes?Benz B?Class
Thanks for the info & links. Makes a whole lot more sense now w/ regards to other members' comments on the forum (comparo's w/ A-Class, B-Class, etc).

Cool to see that the CLA will have its own unique headlights/taillights/etc.

Now I know what "honeycomb" trim means (standard trim on the B-Class). I wonder if that's the same as the CLA's standard "anthracite" trim? They appear to differ, at least in pics... :confused:
 

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Here is the back end of our B 200, for another view. The B 250 looks similar, more or less.

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I see, I see... :cool:

The current/outgoing A Class seems to be more Honda Fit than Audi A3 Sportback & BMW 1-Series 5dr-hatchback, in terms of form-factor. And the forthcoming '13+ model-year A Class will be more of the A3/1-series competitor. And the CLA - A Class commonality & design/style elements are there for sure!

The B Class is a shared platform to the A Class (and CLA), but totally different form-factor. I totally now get it... :D
 

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Here is a new B 250, which my daughter got as a loaner car today while the B 200 was in for a service. This one has the sport (harsh!) suspension.

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Kind of, but so does the old one.
 

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I don't think so, the old one is more taller and round looking, having said that, I don't own one and you do so your observations are more qualified.
 

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Thanks for posting!

So: all I see that is offered (on top of the far better looking body) for your extra $4000 over the B 250 is power seats and ambient lighting? Plus a sports suspension that makes a hard ride worse? A little thin IMO.
Agree! and the run-flat tires is bad, it cost about 4X than regular tire, also not repairable. Mercedes Canada will sell you insurance for RFT like the BMW !($1500.00 for 4 years up to 4 or 5 tires max.)
 

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$1500 for 4 years! Ha.

You could buy a full three year ELWarranty for that price.... Which would be more useful.
 

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This is why i live in the United States.. lol
 
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