This month, we're spending lots of quality time with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, the brand-new, front-wheel-drive, compact sedan that's been hustling across TV screens since the Super Bowl--and is now hustling its way into showrooms as it goes on sale.
We've had lots of fun with the CLA already, though, at global auto shows and on first drives earlier this year.
Today, before we cut to the chase with the Cirrus White CLA 250 parked in the HGM garage, we're following up on our recap of all our CLA coverage so far, to cull the video we've shot since first being introduced to the coupe-like four-door early this year, at the Detroit auto show. We've previewed both the CLA and its 355-horsepower alter ego, the CLA 45 AMG--and driven them both around southern France and Germany's Bilster Berg privateer track.
It's time, then, for a video recap--where we've been, before we share what we're doing through Halloween with our CLA 250 for the next few weeks. (Driving into a tropical storm? Dressing it up for Halloween? Let's just say we have options.)
We'll kick things off with the video above--our first road test of the CLA 250 on any roads, in this case those near St. Tropez. A word of warning: this one's allegedly the most boring car video on the planet and is full of fat people driving. At least, that's what we got from the comments section. (Oh, YouTube: You're a mess.)
Not long after, we took our tour of all things CLA to Bilster Berg, for some AMG hotness on the track's Laguna Seca-like loop.
But before we could take either drive, we previewed the CLA45 AMG from the 2013 New York Auto Show.
And at the 2013 Detroit auto show, gave you the first video walkaround of the CLA 250.
We talked about the future of Mercedes and the CLA in a Google Hangout--and avoided the dreaded Geraldo-chair moment.
And like you, we got a little distracted by the full Kate Upton/CLA Super Bowl ad.
Tomorrow we'll update our 2014 CLA road test before we get into some of the details--powertrain, connectivity, and take the CLA for a mountain run.