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hey guys, do you have any idea of when the package with red belts & seat stitches will be available in US :us:?
I asked my dealership and he said we don't have this option in US so far.
 

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hey guys, do you have any idea of when the package with red belts & seat stitches will be available in US :us:?
I asked my dealership and he said we don't have this option in US so far.
It is an AMG only option at this time for the CLA. Likely for this year. This is a non AMG option on the C-class in 2013.
 

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Leather with red stiches on dash, seats etc is an options for an AMG package here in Europe, I have it on my. But red belts, this I have not heard of....
 

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Leather with red stiches on dash, seats etc is an options for an AMG package here in Europe, I have it on my. But red belts, this I have not heard of....
It is hideous but standard on base CLA45. If you order leather, then it's gone. Ridiculous...
 

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In the UK, they're standard on the 45 but a no cost option to have removed in favour of black ones. If you get an AMG Sport model, they are a £300 option and despite hating them a few weeks back, now think they look different and go well with the red stitching that comes either standard with both the artico/microfibre upholstery and leather upgrade.
 

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In the UK, they're standard on the 45 but a no cost option to have removed in favour of black ones. If you get an AMG Sport model, they are a £300 option and despite hating them a few weeks back, now think they look different and go well with the red stitching that comes either standard with both the artico/microfibre upholstery and leather upgrade.
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Don't know of this on the CLA...in the USA. But, this option is on the C250-C300 Sport (Sport Package) with red belts & interior stitches. Maybe this is what you saw?
 

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hey guys, do you have any idea of when the package with red belts & seat stitches will be available in US :us:?
I asked my dealership and he said we don't have this option in US so far.
I just ordered my car recently and I have the red seat belts added and if I recall its only available with the black/red leather or amg sport seats. With that said you should be able to see red seat belts on the vehicle when it arrives in November.
 

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I ordered the "811" Black Red-Cut Leather seats with Red Seat Belts on my CLA45. This was based upon seeing the similar treatment in the current C class with Sport Package. Looked very distinctive and sporty to me. I'm going with Patagonia Red exterior color so I'm hoping for a coordinated look on the interior with the black seats and red stitching and belts.

The CLA Class Catalog shows photos of the CLA250 with the AMG Sport Package with the optional Black Red-Cut Leather seats but it does not seem to include the red seat belts. Since these old catalogs and order guides are known to have several problems, typos and cross breeding of European and North America photos, it's hard to know for certain what can and cannot be ordered. I believe that a visit to your dealer and have them enter a test order into the MB online ordering system would be your best bet to determine the correct facts and any manufacturing delays.
 

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I just ordered my car recently and I have the red seat belts added and if I recall its only available with the black/red leather or amg sport seats. With that said you should be able to see red seat belts on the vehicle when it arrives in November.
That's what was explained to me if you order black/ red Amg seats it opens up the option to order red belts.


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I ordered the "811" Black Red-Cut Leather seats with Red Seat Belts on my CLA45. This was based upon seeing the similar treatment in the current C class with Sport Package. Looked very distinctive and sporty to me. I'm going with Patagonia Red exterior color so I'm hoping for a coordinated look on the interior with the black seats and red stitching and belts.

The CLA Class Catalog shows photos of the CLA250 with the AMG Sport Package with the optional Black Red-Cut Leather seats but it does not seem to include the red seat belts. Since these old catalogs and order guides are known to have several problems, typos and cross breeding of European and North America photos, it's hard to know for certain what can and cannot be ordered. I believe that a visit to your dealer and have them enter a test order into the MB online ordering system would be your best bet to determine the correct facts and any manufacturing delays.
did u ever get a price for 811?
 

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wow nice ty for the update . . hmmm

i have no leather in my cla45 order as of now . . . debating on black, black red cut, or just mbtex...

now everyone tell me ur thoughts

im at 54.4k after destination as of now..

leather puts me at 56k

red cut puts me at 56.7k

... is it bad im conserdering staying w mbtex ?



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C45, I have seen the Ash Grey sport seats in MB Tex in a CLA250. The grain of the surface very closely simulates a coarse grain leather. The surface of the material felt slightly firmer than real leather. Overall, the seats looked very nice. It didn't give the appearance of a "cheap" seat.
 

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In a 250 I'd seriously consider the MB-Tex. It may be silly but based on price alone, when it comes to the AMG, I expect leather in a $50-60k car. I also wouldn't be concerned about the quality of the material feeling or looking cheap. I've seen "pleather" interiors in some newer luxury brand cars and they're almost indistinguishable from the real stuff. To me, what really sets the leather interior apart from the MB-Tex is that they include the P34 or P39 packages that add the MB-Tex to the dash, doors and other parts of the car to give it the appearance of a "full leather" interior.

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wow nice ty for the update . . hmmm

i have no leather in my cla45 order as of now . . . debating on black, black red cut, or just mbtex...

now everyone tell me ur thoughts

im at 54.4k after destination as of now..

leather puts me at 56k

red cut puts me at 56.7k

... is it bad im conserdering staying w mbtex ?



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I am getting the basic interior. The "Artico/Dinamica" look so hideous in photo I hope it will surprise me when it actually arrives. It does come with the "red cut" finish...:)
In so doing, I manage to keep the price down at the 52-53k range . I agree with Eric it just feels wrong to get cheap seats for a $50k+ car but I have to keep telling myself it's the car, not the seats - it's the car, not the seats - it's the car, not the seats...
 

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In so doing, I manage to keep the price down at the 52-53k range . I agree with Eric it just feels wrong to get cheap seats for a $50k+ car but I have to keep telling myself it's the car, not the seats - it's the car, not the seats - it's the car, not the seats...
That's precisely why I've decided to abandon the Recaros. The car I've spec'd is basically $56k...less whatever USAA is providing as a fleet discount but before taxes. If I get any closer to $60k I think I will be crossing a threshold into insanity...price-wise for this car...for me, at least.

-Eric
 

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outsider i agree...i really want leather, and DO expect it to be FREE in a 50k + car, but i think i may just opt for the mbtex to keep the price down... if everyones getting leather , my "cheap" little amg may sell a little quicker (but for $1500 less than everyone elses) wen it comes time to resell :)

as sue said, the other things like dash and door panels are really nice additions if u get leather and i wish they were standard..i would have 0 prob getting mbtex then...

if anything i will add black leather but still not sure ... probably have two months to decide...

if looking at the cost per month, its probably only 10-20$ lol...but thats not my point!

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once i see a regular CLA (hopefully soon) without the dash/door i will be able to make my mind..

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outsider i agree...i really want leather, and DO expect it to be FREE in a 50k + car, but i think i may just opt for the mbtex to keep the price down... if everyones getting leather , my "cheap" little amg may sell a little quicker (but for $1500 less than everyone elses) wen it comes time to resell :)
Any price advantage you get when you buy it new will be entirely eroded on resale. Unfortunately, with the exception of highly sought after very rare options on collectible cars, options don't generally influence used car prices much. That means when there are 10 used CLA45s on eBay, yours will likely be the only one without leather and, assuming similar condition and mileage, everyone will be asking the same price (more or less). The decision to buy or not (for the used car buyer) is more likely influenced on mileage, maintenance/overall condition and color preferences. "Leather" will be perceived as a freebie on the used car market. Your car will become the "if I can basically get the same car for the same price but with leather why would I get it without it" car.

Unless the "other" car is purple...in which case that seller is probably worse off. lol

My thought is: always buy what you want; not what the used car market wants...but try not to kid yourself about what the used market prefers. For example, in the case of the CLA, they will also likely prefer, white, grey and silver cars over my (potentially) red one.

-Eric
 
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