I just noted that the Sports Package equipped CLA seemingly has an additional trim piece/panel on the side-skirt/rocker-panel!pic-1 pic-2
yes... and did you also notice that the Black CLA has Chrome lined windows???I just noted that the Sports Package equipped CLA seemingly has an additional trim piece/panel on the side-skirt/rocker-panel!
Previously I had assumed that the only exterior differences between non-Sports & Sports were the front & rear bumpers, front-grille, and wheels.
I, too, would've assumed as much (non-Sports w/ windows chrome-trim, Sports Package w//o window chrome-trim). But, it now seems that it's a base-spec. item, meaning all the CLAs headed here will have it or none of them will have it (since their standard spec is above the Int'l market standard spec).My understanding is that for the USA, the sport package ones will not get the chrome windows and everything else gets the chrome windows. At least, that's what they've shown to date.
I take that back. A couple pictures showing the sport package have the chrome trim in the USA Ordering Guide.
I'd like to purchase the chrome grill too (without purchasing the sport package). But you have to be careful about replacing the grill. Some designs are friendly towards that sort of thing. Others are not and the whole bumper front end *might* have to be removed. It depends how the Mercedes engineers designed it.