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      04-03-2013, 06:15 AM   #199
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Quite like both the A45 and the CLA45. But for me, the A45 is a hatch so I wont go there, and the CLA is a sedan; I want a coupe again next car. I'm very keen to see the M235/M2. I think also a determining factor is that many of us here like to mod (tastefully). BMW has a fantastic mod scene that will probably see me coming back to the brand after my finance ends.
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      04-03-2013, 06:23 AM   #200
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So Donny..... When's yours arriving
September

Buyer remorse creeping in...
Congrats Donald !!
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      04-03-2013, 06:26 AM   #201
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Quite like both the A45 and the CLA45. But for me, the A45 is a hatch so I wont go there, and the CLA is a sedan; I want a coupe again next car. I'm very keen to see the M235/M2. I think also a determining factor is that many of us here like to mod (tastefully). BMW has a fantastic mod scene that will probably see me coming back to the brand after my finance ends.
Peter, aka Reins, I'm hearing you but.... Crazy Merc talk I know, and I am NOT a Merc fanboi, never had one and think/thought I'd never buy one, ever. End of qualifying spiel, the Merc may not need mods,

19's. tick
Alcantara sports steering wheel. tick
Big brakes, red. tick
Sport exhaust with butterfly valve. tick
265 kws. impressive?
Auto (some see this as a plus). tick sorta
Moonroof. tick

Tuners will hit this car, probably more so than the M135 cause these will be sold in the US, whereas the M135 isn't.

Just my tenth 2c worth

Best of all COMPETITION in the marketplace!

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      04-03-2013, 06:29 AM   #202
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True true.

Give me a Coupe and I'll fold 100%
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Don't can it, they won't care one bit if you cancel even if it arrives and you change your mind, they will have bulk people on the waiting list. If you do want to pull out, let me know, we may sell the frog and take your slot (oh yeh, what colour did you order by the way?)
mate, just order one and dump the frog they haven't got the colour palette for the 45 yet. likely A250's plus a couple of special colours they said. next week or so, finalise then. told i should be in the first batch out but not fuss. you need to do it!!
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Congrats Donald !!
thanks jeff. i have never considered mercs. never thought i would order one
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mate, just order one and dump the frog they haven't got the colour palette for the 45 yet. likely A250's plus a couple of special colours they said. next week or so, finalise then. told i should be in the first batch out but not fuss. you need to do it!!
Thinking about it.. But I have a real issue paying RRP for a run-o-the-mill production car. Wouldn't sell the 1M for it though
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Has anyone ordered one of these yet? Curious as to what is the drive away price. I've been hearing around 82-83k.
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Seems about right depending on aero pack and paint
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      06-24-2013, 02:37 AM   #208
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Just out of interest, I saw a CLA250 at a dealership last week (in HK). It looked very nice - better than the new A Class that was there I have to say.
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      06-24-2013, 03:11 AM   #209
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Just out of interest, I saw a CLA250 at a dealership last week (in HK). It looked very nice - better than the new A Class that was there I have to say.
I saw the CLA250 with the AMG sports pack at Ocean Terminal at Tsim Sha Tsui in HK as they were having a promotional / car show during the weekend. The CLA is definitely a very sexy car, however being a skinny and 1.9m tall the rear seats is too cramp, however the front was not so bad. I found it surprising was the A class seems to be more roomy than the CLA.
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Seems about right depending on aero pack and paint

Dealer told me metallic paint is included.
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      06-24-2013, 07:00 AM   #211
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I wonder how much more power you can squeeze out of this engine... its already running 26psi of boost from factory which is around 1.8bar.
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      06-24-2013, 07:06 AM   #212
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Such a tiny car, was a fan when I first saw the pics, but having seem then in real life... Just seems way too toy like...

Happy to keep Chasing my m3 sedan... Or sq5...
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Dealer told me metallic paint is included.
Pretty sure matte is extra
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Pretty sure matte is extra
Mett is a NCO

3 options only:
Black painted wheels
Aero pack
Heavy duty suspension

EVERYTHING else is standard, inc the AMG sport exhaust.
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Mett is a NCO

3 options only:
Black painted wheels
Aero pack
Heavy duty suspension

EVERYTHING else is standard, inc the AMG sport exhaust.
I think he meant matte paint, not metallic...which btw, I have seen on a few Volester turbo. Quite a nice looking car that one.

If only AMG had worked out how to tune suspension like M. Ie. good handling but still comfortable. My baby daughter gets upset when the car crashes through rough roads in a less compliant car, otherwise I would have bought one of these as the reviews aren't too bad aside from the suspension. Should have kept the 740i M sport for ferrying her around.
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Mett is a NCO

3 options only:
Black painted wheels
Aero pack
Heavy duty suspension

EVERYTHING else is standard, inc the AMG sport exhaust.
Matte, not metallic paint!

1400 for aero pack
350 for black wheels
1400 for matte paint

I didnt ask what the suspension cost.

A fully optioned car with onroads should be high 80s.
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$84k on road excluding aero.
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$84k on road excluding aero.
How do you know that
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      06-26-2013, 04:31 PM   #219
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Thanks to Donald

A45 v M135 v GTI
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I wonder how much more power you can squeeze out of this engine... its already running 26psi of boost from factory which is around 1.8bar.
+1 this A45 comes tuned from factory. Cat-delete is probably the only worth while mod
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