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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA35 AMG debuts: A stylish 302-hp firecracker
2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA35 AMG debuts: A stylish 302-hp firecracker

Don't let its suave looks fool you: The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA35 AMG that debuted Monday is a 302-horsepower muscle machine in a tight-fitting track suit. The hottest version yet of the automaker's redesigned CLA four-door sedan retains the CLA300's elegant roofline, but it swaps in a high-output...Read More»

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class, photo by Ronan Glon
2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 sedan revealed: More power from the baby 'Benz

Like it or not, the curvy four-door "coupe" introduced in 2013 became the banner for Mercedes-Benz entry-level luxury in the U.S. More than 750,000 CLA models were sold worldwide, including nearly 150,000 in the U.S.—the small car even made its way into car-sharing services in some cities...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class
Mercedes-Benz recalls 354,000 vehicles due to fire risk

Mercedes-Benz has issued a massive recall affecting more than 354,000 vehicles from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those cars may be at risk of catching fire. The problem with the vehicles is electrical in nature and is...Read More»

2017 Subaru WRX STI
2017 Subaru WRX vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG: Compare Cars

Practicality and a storied performance pedigree don't often go together; but the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG and Subaru WRX are two models that offer an impressive amount of both. Yet how these two cars get there is very different. The two aren't so much sport sedans as four-door performance cars...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 vs. 2017 Buick Verano: Compare Cars

The allure of the Mercedes CLA250 is difficult to resist; it's a small sedan with a sterling reputation, and an un-stodgy look and feel (just take a look at that roofline). The base price is pitch-perfect, too. But start adding options, or try to fit passengers into the back seat, and the CLA...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
2017 Audi A3 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: Compare Cars

Mercedes-Benz and Audi have inserted new entry-level compact cars into their lineup the past several years, with the CLA and the A3, respectively. These two have very different packaging, style, and driving personalities, and they appeal to an entirely different kind of buyer. Which are you? To get...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
Want To Get Your Hands On A 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA? You'd Better Act Fast

To many critics and auto reviewers, the brand-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA is a game-changer: a great-looking ride with a sub-$30,000 pricetag that could turn the heads of many entry-level luxury buyers. If you're one of those shoppers, though, you'd better be quick on the draw. According to Detroit...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: It's A Wrap

It's the end of an era--well, not so much as the end of our 30 Days with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. We're calling it a wrap today, after spending October with the first front-drive Mercedes-Benz sold in America. Over the past month, we've driven the CLA thousands of miles to find out if the...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Gas Mileage

We're at the end of our 30 days of seat time with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, and before we wrap things up tomorrow, it's time to report on the gas mileage we accrued over the past few weeks. We measured the CLA's fuel economy over a total of 1,774 miles, topping it off and checking tire...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Fresh Eyes

We're winding up our 30 days of seat time with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 this week. While we wrap up our month-long driving experience, I've asked High Gear Media's trio of senior editors to kick in their thoughts on how the CLA fits its many missions--from a mainstream price point, from a...Read More»

30 Days of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Going Mobile With Apps

We're winding up our 30 days of seat time with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 this week. As we drill through another few hundred miles on our $36,320 CLA 250, we're deciding which of its infotainment and connectivity features are must-haves--and which ones we'd control/alt/delete. All of the CLA's...Read More»

30 Days of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Turbo Fours And Dual Clutches

We're winding up our 30 days of seat time with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 this week, and as we put another few hundred miles on our $36,320 Cirrus White CLA 250, we're narrowing down the best and worst of its drivetrain. Before we ever drove the CLA 250, its performance numbers set up a loaded...Read More»

30 Days of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Mega Photo Gallery

We're down to our final ten days with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, as we spend this month sorting out whether it's a true luxury car, how it's changed on its way to the U.S., and how we'd order one. So far, we've spent more than 2,500 miles in it, lapping the East Coast from I-95 to I-85 and...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG leaked photos
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: What Is A Luxury Car Anymore, Anyway?

We're speeding through a month of seat time in the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, over more than 2000 miles in a $36,320 Cirrus White example with Sahara beige MB-Tex upholstery and an infotainment system that connects us with Facebook feeds and Yelp reviews, right from the driver's seat. That spray...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: How Does Its Quality Measure Up?

October is halfway through, and so is the month we're spending with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, just as it goes on sale in the U.S. The $36,320 CLA 250 in our driveway has racked up nearly 2000 miles so far, as we try to figure out what it does best--and today, whether its initial quality...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG leaked photos
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: How To Buy One For $31,000--Or More

This month, we're getting a deeper dive with one of the bigger new-car stories of the year. We're spending 30 days with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, just as it goes on sale in the U.S. One of the reasons it's a big story? It's a Mercedes-Benz at a $29,900 base price (not including a $925...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Vs. The Competition

The 2014 Mercedes CLA 250 is the latest arrival in TCC's garage, and for the next 30 days we'll be studying what you get for your $30,000 entry price. To do that, we'll first put the CLA 250 in some better context. There are remarkably few direct competitors to the CLA, and in part, that's on...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG leaked photos
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Road Test Revisited

Our October is booked, as far as drive time is concerned: This month, we're putting ourselves into the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 just as it goes on sale, spending 30 days with it to bring you more details, driving impressions, and information on the new compact four-door. We've just updated our...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG, First Drive, Bilster Berg
30 Days of Mercedes CLA: Video, Video, Video

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...Read More»

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