2014 Mercedes CLA and 2014 E-Class Short Drive: Mercedes Roadshow (Page 2)
On the road, the Mercedes CLA suddenly makes a whole lot of sense. Out on the road, where the sporty ambitions are far less important, the car has the necessary comfort and refinement to make you smile.
Just make sure to avoid its middle section - the front passengers have plenty of space and the boot is generous, but the rear seats make you wish you were a child again. Since the Mercedes CLA is a good friend of the comfort, respect this and choose this setting for the chassis, forget the Sport setup.
The Mercedes CLS is the car that deserves the most credit for the four-door coupe segment’s evolution from a niche into a full-size segment. Well, The CLA isn’t called “baby CLS” for no reason. The car offers the same visual aura, but to a much wider audience.
As for the 2014 E-Class, which we met in Detroit earlier this year, we’re thankful for all the revisions brought by the facelift. Our only gripe with the revamp is that it should’ve brought a more exciting cabin.
By the way, when we said we’re thankful, we were not referring to the uber-cool parts, such as the addition of four-wheel drive for the E63 AMG. No, we’re talking about the changes in the standard range, from the new twin-turbo petrol units to the little visual details that matter. It’s good to know that things have been nicely sorted out, because this means that we can enjoy the E-Class’s solid feel and refinement for some years to come.
Of course, drifting a C63 AMG is still the best way to take the cake...
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