Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Wins Playboy's Best Sedan of The Year

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The immense and rather unexpected success of the Mercedes-Benz CLA (C117) has brought the model its fair share of accolades from both the automotive media outlets who tested one and the people who already bought one.
Launched last year in most markets where the three-pointed star is present, the CLA has jumped from being just a niche project in the MFA (Modular Front Architecture) platform to one of its high sellers, to the point of bottlenecking the production facilities where it is being made.

The latest important praise that the model received came from the people at Playboy, who saw in the CLA more than just an array of sexy lines and gave it the title of the best sedan of the year 2014.

It was the CLA 250 that got most of the attention, mainly thanks to its starting price in the United States, but the CLA 45 AMG wasn't left without praise either.

Starting at just $29,900, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is currently the cheapest new model wearing the three-pointed star that you can buy in the land of the free, and the bang for buck doesn't seem to get any better in its price range.

Playboy editors admit that its curvaceous body is fit for both boys and gals, the CLA's design transcending the barrier of the sexes. They first tested the model “in the hills of France’s Côte d’Azur, then tried it out as a commuter at home” in the US, and on both occasions it won their hearts.
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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