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I just noticed on Mercedes facebook they introduce the new CLA as the CLA250. I wonder if we can expect a CLA350 in the future? Maybe something to compete more with the Lexus IS250 and IS350?
 

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Folks, perhaps we won't see a 350 for some time. I believe so for two reasons. First, With this new product as an entry-point to the MB line, they will not want to cannibalize C-Class sales -- such an upgrade to a V6 will do just that, in my opinion. Second, let's not forget the fleet gas mileage issue in the US. With this CLA's 4-cylinder, it becomes a mainstay of keeping up the fleet mileage scores.
 

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Folks, perhaps we won't see a 350 for some time. I believe so for two reasons. First, With this new product as an entry-point to the MB line, they will not want to cannibalize C-Class sales -- such an upgrade to a V6 will do just that, in my opinion. Second, let's not forget the fleet gas mileage issue in the US. With this CLA's 4-cylinder, it becomes a mainstay of keeping up the fleet mileage scores.
I definitely thought about the cannibalization of other model sales but I didn't consider the CLA as far as bringing down the average MPG -- very good point mrjad!
 
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