RE: Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 announced

RE: Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 announced

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Ecosseven

1,442 posts

165 months

Tuesday 9th April
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I'm sure it will be a great car but does nothing for me if I'm honest. The looks are strange (IMHO). Yes, its fast and will probably be well built, but it just leaves me cold.

with the ongoing war on speed I can see why more people are turning to cars with character or 'white goods' when they just want basic transport. personally I'm more interested in cars like the Dacia Duster, Jimny, MX-5, Jeep concepts that I am with cars like this.




Midgster

381 posts

182 months

Tuesday 9th April
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spikyone said:
A bit like the 4-door BMW 6 series was a "coupe" version of the 4 door 5 series.
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Don't forget, firstly, the 2 door 6 Series Coupe was based on the 4 Door 5 Series Saloon. They then made a 4 door version of the 2 door car that was based on the 4 door car! nerd

LuS1fer

35,482 posts

193 months

Tuesday 9th April
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Is this one of those Renault-engined banana cars?

Alex_225

3,641 posts

149 months

Tuesday 9th April
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LuS1fer said:
Is this one of those Renault-engined banana cars?
I would assume that the A35 and CLA35 would have something Mercedes created themselves. You would certainly hope so for the prices.

The use of the Renault 1.5dci engine though, I couldn't comment on although I assume will still feature in the base models of the A and CLA Class.

BFleming

1,542 posts

91 months

Tuesday 9th April
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cookie1600 said:


Just saying.......
And whilst we all agree in general, someone at Rover decided to ignore definitions back in the 60's to give us this coupe:

Nickbrapp

3,054 posts

78 months

Tuesday 9th April
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Why have they used the rear lights from a seat Leon

Nickbrapp

3,054 posts

78 months

Tuesday 9th April
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Midgster said:
Don't forget, firstly, the 2 door 6 Series Coupe was based on the 4 Door 5 Series Saloon. They then made a 4 door version of the 2 door car that was based on the 4 door car! nerd
Which is odd, when the GC are similar to the hatchback insignia and mondeo.

that’s marketing for you

Jon_S_Rally

664 posts

36 months

Tuesday 9th April
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The front end off this on the A35 saloon would be a nice looking car. Just don't see the point in this. People keep going on about how evil cars are for the environment, while simultaneously allowing manufacturers to waste resources filling in every minute niche in the market.

[quote]With its iconic design and agile driving dynamics, the new CLA 35 is an attractive offer for a young, active and lifestyle-conscious target group. These customers define their requirements very clearly: They expect exciting design from their vehicle alongside superior performance and inspiring handling characteristics. The new CLA 35 embodies just this attitude to life - and enables stepping in to the fascinating world of AMG Driving Performance in a particularly emotional way.
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Urgh, what utter drivel. As soon as I see the words "lifestyle", "active" or "emotional" in a press release, I want to slit my wrists. I wonder what will be "insipring" about the handling characteristics of this car. Endless grip? Check. Lifeless steering? Almost certainly check. Dull, linear turbocharged engine? Oh yes. Inspiring my bottom.

[quote=BFleming]
And whilst we all agree in general, someone at Rover decided to ignore definitions back in the 60's to give us this coupe:

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Always thought they looked like they have been sat on.

PRND

2,186 posts

46 months

Tuesday 9th April
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cookie1600 said:


Just saying.......
Yeah, that's why they call it a '4-door coupe' because it doesnt have 2-doors be its more stylish than a saloon. It's not difficult.

Plate spinner

13,692 posts

148 months

Tuesday 9th April
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You know a car isn’t aimed at you when the promo video makes as little sense as that one did to me.

Court_S

1,551 posts

125 months

Wednesday 10th April
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[quote=Jon_S_Rally]

Urgh, what utter drivel. As soon as I see the words "lifestyle", "active" or "emotional" in a press release, I want to slit my wrists. I wonder what will be "insipring" about the handling characteristics of this car. Endless grip? Check. Lifeless steering? Almost certainly check. Dull, linear turbocharged engine? Oh yes. Inspiring my bottom. quote]

Totally agree - that is the worst kind of marketing BS and an awful statement to accompany the release of the car.

bandintransit

6 posts

10 months

Saturday 13th April
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Brooking10 said:
richinlondon said:
outside is lovely, dash is pretty horrible though
Go on ......

Say it .......

You can do it .........

“Stuck on iPad”

“Fairy lights”

wink
I don't even mind the "two ipads joined together"

those air vents (?) are hideous though

Arsecati

392 posts

65 months

Wednesday 5th June
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Are PH now talking 'Murican' in honour (honor?) of Trump's visit? What's a 'wagon'? Are they not contraptions pulled by horses? That looks very much like an estate version to me.

Andy20vt

1,015 posts

134 months

Wednesday 5th June
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PRND said:
cookie1600 said:


Just saying.......
Yeah, that's why they call it a '4-door coupe' because it doesnt have 2-doors be its more stylish than a saloon. It's not difficult.
But it's not a 'Coupe' is it FFS if it has four doors!

Looks to my mind exactly like an Estate car. Coupe's have two doors and a sloping roof, Estate cars normally have 4 doors plus a large carrying area behind the seats, accessed by a door at the rear.

Say what you see and all that but it's certainly not a Coupe.

Here's a test for you. What is this?



Well done, yes very similar to an apple, same family even but it's a Pear! But if a car manufacturer labeled it as an 'Apple' for marketing purposes, would you still believe them?

Onehp

1,133 posts

231 months

Wednesday 5th June
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Andy20vt said:
But it's not a 'Coupe' is it FFS if it has four doors!

Looks to my mind exactly like an Estate car.
Now you have the estate.

Hoping for a CLA45S Estate. With a very advanced 4wd system (individual rear clutches each rear wheel and electronically controlles front lsd?) and still 3-400kg shy of 2 tonnes weight, the only dynamic 4wd estate possible for the future ever, since the rare rhd only Evo estate...


Edited by Onehp on Wednesday 5th June 08:06

loveice

511 posts

195 months

Wednesday 5th June
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One thing I don’t get, they’ve already got CLA being a sportier 4-door coupe which has the same short wheelbase as a standard hatchback A-Class. Surely when they introduced the proper saloon version of A-Class, they should simply use the existing long wheelbase A-Class Saloon that’s already on the Chinese market. I mean less development cost than redesign and re-engineer the short wheelbase hatch. Also with 10cm extra length between the wheelbase, it definitely makes the saloon/estate look more normal as most hatchback based saloons/estates look out of proportion due to the short wheelbase inherent from the original hatchback model. Don’t need to think C-Segment saloon that’s based on long wheelbase of a hatchback is a Chinese speciality. The A3 Saloon in the European market has always been based on the long wheelbase A3 hatchback.

kambites

57,561 posts

169 months

Wednesday 5th June
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Andy20vt said:
But it's not a 'Coupe' is it FFS if it has four doors!
Languages change... by the original definition no current car is a "coupe" because a coupe was explicitly a shortened wheelbase version of an existing carriage. Coupe went through a phase of meaning a low two door car but that was neither its first nor last definition so there is no reason to consider it the "correct" one.

Like it or not, "coupe" these days has broadened to mean a car with a nod towards sporty styling at the expense of some degree of practicality. Who knows what it'll mean tomorrow...

Nerdherder

1,648 posts

45 months

Wednesday 5th June
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Haha, that yellow.

ogrodz

95 posts

68 months

Wednesday 5th June
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ogrodz

95 posts

68 months

Wednesday 5th June
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