At the advice of some on this forum, I replaced OEM Bridgestone Potenzas with Michelin Pilot Super Sports, and after a week had them replaced with Pilot Sport A/S 3s because there was very little difference in ride comfort. The A/S 3s showed about 15% improvement.Can somebody provide some experience on the ride comfort of a sport suspension after changing tires from run flats to non run flats
Making every option available a la carte would be a logistical nightmare, and would make it very difficult to sell a car from dealer stock ("this is exactly what I want, except for the cup holders in the rear..."). There is some logic to pairing a sport suspension with a sport-equipped car.MB should have given the option to get either comfort or sport suspension to all 250
Depending on the type of road bumps, the CLA sport suspension tends to either ride it well, or feels a little harsh. But I would rather this and feel well planted in my driving, than feeling cushy and floating around. Definitely more engaging than other suspensions in other makes.I have a 2014 cla250 fwd it is stiff and harsh for sure, i have to actively slow down or avoid most imperfections on the road or i get jarring bumps. i have owned a 2014 mazda 3 and compare to that i like the way the cla corners, it feels less "floaty" . On the mazda when i hit imperfections on the road it dampens it where i feel it pushes me up and lets me down quickly but gently, however on the cla it feels like it just slams and not much dampening at all. Do I like it? no do i think its harsh/stiff? yes. I can live with it and it doesn't bother me too much I like most everything else about the car.
According to the folks at AMG, the sport suspension isn't worth the value if you aren't going to track your car. Around town, they said, you won't see any benefit to handling. So, if you're not going to track your car, why get the harsher suspension? The stock suspension on the 45 leaves the car extremely flat in corners and is more than capable of handling the toughest twisties even when driven hard,I am very glad to find this thread. I am interested in purchasing a CLA45.
I have driven the CLA250 sport, all CLA45's are accounted for in my area.
I drove the A3 sport, and CLA250 sport back to back. The audi has the superior ride by far, but the CLA250 was more engaging to drive.
I have owned and driven a plethora of cars, mostly all sport oriented. I find the ride of the CLA250 sport jarring and harsher than it has to be. I recently had a Neon SRT-4 will complete poly urethane bushing kit installed, the CLA250 I test drove rode was more jarring and abrupt than the SRT-4. In fact, out of the 50 + cars(I'll spare you the list) I have owned, the only cars I can think of that had a worse ride was my 2002 Firehawk with 1LE suspension, and my 2005 Crossfire SRT-6.
I was lucky enough to find a GLA45 that wasn't sold, test drove that. I found the ride just about perfect.
All CLA45's are accounted for in my area. So I have to order one. My question is how does the CLA45 with base suspension compare to the CLA250 Sport? For those that drove PP CLA45 and base CLA45, how does that compare to the base CLA45?
To me all this could be resolved with magnetic dampeners, an option I'd gladly pay for when ordering my CLA45.
TIA for your feedback.
Jedi 45, this question is right up your alley.According to the folks at AMG, the sport suspension isn't worth the value if you aren't going to track your car. Around town, they said, you won't see any benefit to handling. So, if you're not going to track your car, why get the harsher suspension? The stock suspension on the 45 leaves the car extremely flat in corners and is more than capable of handling the toughest twisties even when driven hard,
I'll have to add my assumptions that the sport package has a little bit more of road noise, specially at highway speeds... well the Trunk I'm sure causes a lot road noise in sport or not, but also all the plastic spoilers around and under the Sport version are hallow and these vibrate and create a rumble road noise that some how we can hear/feel inside the cabin.I have the sport suspension and the ride on city roads very comfortable but on the freeway the tires/ ride is very noisy!