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Hi I am new to this site, I have reserved my CLA 250 "launch edition" which is due to arrive today or tomorrow and I wanted to know if anyone has seen this car yet? I have read about the options that come with it but not quite sure other than the unique leather seats what will be special about this one. Thoughts and or comments?

Thanks!
 

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Welcome rojeliosgirl. What color did you reserve?
 

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Thanks - Mountain Grey with Black Leather w/ DINAMICA & Neon Stitching. I think the "Launch Edition" only comes configured one way.
 

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My understanding is that it was only avail. in europe, which means you must be in europe?

The launch edition is supposed to have the below - didn't know the limited color option, but that said we can't buy it in the US as far as I know :)

Turbocharged, 208-hp inline-4 engine delivering 258 lb-ft of torque†
Key Highlights
Aggressive, four-door design with studded sport grille
Advanced dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles
Front sport seats and three-spoke multifunction sport steering wheel
Full Bluetooth connectivity for music streaming and hands-free calling
mbrace2 in-vehicle technology suite with available Internet access
Available iPod/MP3 Media Interface, harman/kardon surround-sound system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with Traffic and Weather, and navigation with voice control
COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST
ATTENTION ASSIST
Available Driver Assistance Package featuring DISTRONIC adaptive cruise control, Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist
Optional Sport Package includes sport bodystyling, 18-inch wheels and front sport brakes

I'd love to see pics of it!
 

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I am in the US near Washington, DC and the dealer provided me with slightly different specs. I can't wait to see it myself and I hope it comes in today and I will post pics:

The specs I got from the dealer are listed below:

CLA250C 787 Mountain Grey

751 Black Leather w/ DINAMICA & Neon Stitchi
P88 P88 Edition 1: SiriusXM® Radio w/ 6 mos

H79 : Aluminum trim
P19 : Factory Code
P34 : Exclusive Package
P55 : Night Package
R01 : Summer Tires
049 : iPod/MP3 Media Interface Cable
218 : Rearview Camera
232 : Garage Door Opener
249 : Driver's Side & Interior Auto-Dimming Mi
413 : Panorama Sunroof
512 : COMAND System w/ Hard-Drive Navigation
518 : Media Interface
536 : SIRIUS Satellite Radio
581 : Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control
614 : Bi-Xenon Headlamps w/ LED Tail Lamps
646 : 18" 5-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels
772 : AMG Sportline
810 : harman/kardon Sound System w/Dolby 5.1
873 : Heated Front Seats
880 : IR Summer Open/Close in Driver Door
951 : Sport Appearance Package
 

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Ah yep, just called my dealer contact - only comes in Grey.

You pay around 41k or did you end up getting a deal on it?
 

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No the price is at the 41K mark. I have only put a deposit to hold it for now and as soon as it comes in either today or tomorrow I will go in and purchase. But because I haven't seen it yet the deposit will be refund\able if I don't like it. Just haven't seen a CLA in person and definitely haven't seen the launch edition. Did your contact give you any info or feedback on this model? The specs I got are codes and not quite sure exclusive pagacke means? Or what is special on this car besides just the seats?
 

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No, his dealer hasn't received one. He just said the price and confirmed that it's only grey, and said he was a bit jealous as they are rare to get in the US right now.
 

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These are what I found on the code I got for tires:

AMG Light-Alloy Wheels (Code 646)

45.7 cm (18-inch) AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in high-gloss black with a high-sheen rim flange, R 225/40 R18 on 7.5 J x 18 ET52

 

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I've removed the image, looks like another forum doesn't like people using their images.
 

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Hi I am new to this site, I have reserved my CLA 250 "launch edition" which is due to arrive today or tomorrow and I wanted to know if anyone has seen this car yet? I have read about the options that come with it but not quite sure other than the unique leather seats what will be special about this one. Thoughts and or comments?

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Is there anything different about the launch edition? any pictures to show? :rolleyes:
 

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I was told by the dealer that mine should arrive by Saturday the latest but expected by tomorrow. As soon as it arrives I plan to post pics. It has been hard to find any online. The main things I noted are the

The exclusive CLA Launch Edition will only be available during the car's first twelve months on the market. The limited-edition model stands out thanks to Mountain Grey metallic paint and black 18-inch alloy wheels, while the interior is upholstered in black with bright yellow stitching. A sunroof, navigation and the aforementioned harman/kardon surround-sound system come standard.


 

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Hey All! So I'm usually a regular at the other forum, but figured this would be useful information for all us soon-to-be Edition 1 owners. I made some calls to Mercedes Corporate and finally reached someone who could give me some better answers:

Got a call back from Simon, he's one of the head honchos at Mercedes Corporate. He let me know that many of the Edition 1's were sent back to the manufacturer to make changes/adjustments to the vehicle. He did not mention to me what or why, but said that the Edition 1 I ordered with the "fixed" parts will arrive in port tomorrow and should be available as early as Saturday for purchase and pick up. He apparently pulled some strings to have my car rushed.

Most cars that were "arrived in port on September 4th" weren't actually there, he claims. Most of them were intercepted in transit over the ocean. He wouldn't tell me what was wrong with the cars either, but that "it was really important for us to make sure these cars are up to our standard, and not rushed for the sake of getting it into the customer's hands." I swear, the guy sounds like Jonny Ive.

I asked him if this was true for other people with Edition 1 orders, and he said that the cars are being tested and sent back over. That delays can run from two to three more weeks out but "They're doing everything they can to get the cars to customers."

That being said - he did mention that I would be the first person in the nation to actually have an Edition 1. We'll see if that holds true - and if it does I'll post pictures with my 5s first, and then with a DSLR so everyone can take a look.

Will keep everyone updated!
 

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Hey All! So I'm usually a regular at the other forum, but figured this would be useful information for all us soon-to-be Edition 1 owners. I made some calls to Mercedes Corporate and finally reached someone who could give me some better answers:

Got a call back from Simon, he's one of the head honchos at Mercedes Corporate. He let me know that many of the Edition 1's were sent back to the manufacturer to make changes/adjustments to the vehicle. He did not mention to me what or why, but said that the Edition 1 I ordered with the "fixed" parts will arrive in port tomorrow and should be available as early as Saturday for purchase and pick up. He apparently pulled some strings to have my car rushed.

Most cars that were "arrived in port on September 4th" weren't actually there, he claims. Most of them were intercepted in transit over the ocean. He wouldn't tell me what was wrong with the cars either, but that "it was really important for us to make sure these cars are up to our standard, and not rushed for the sake of getting it into the customer's hands." I swear, the guy sounds like Jonny Ive.

I asked him if this was true for other people with Edition 1 orders, and he said that the cars are being tested and sent back over. That delays can run from two to three more weeks out but "They're doing everything they can to get the cars to customers."

That being said - he did mention that I would be the first person in the nation to actually have an Edition 1. We'll see if that holds true - and if it does I'll post pictures with my 5s first, and then with a DSLR so everyone can take a look.

Will keep everyone updated!

Great info -- thanks -- so in effect it's a service recall and dealerships do the service install on arrival, or is it Benz corporate doing the work?

ie: Is it being treated as a "recall before delivery"?

Did he give you a sense of date for yours, since you're first? :)

Finally, do you have a go-pro, I'd love to see it 0-60 once you have it!

Joe
 

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That being said - he did mention that I would be the first person in the nation to actually have an Edition 1. We'll see if that holds true - and if it does I'll post pictures with my 5s first, and then with a DSLR so everyone can take a look.

Will keep everyone updated!
You just became very popular in my book.. don't suppose you are going to be swinging by Miami so I can check out your car?

~Lisa
 

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Hey CLAJoe - anytime figured it would benefit more people if the word got out. All Edition ones were rerouted back to Corporate for the modifications just like you said - "recall before delivery". Dealers should have nothing to do in terms of getting parts installed.

The date should be "as early as Saturday, no later than Monday. I will personally be tracking this car's sale." - hah no pressure on my end. He makes it sound like he's giving it to me :p I wish!

I unfortunately don't have a Go Pro, but I just picked up a 5s so I can do some 120fps video recording for you all. Post it up to FB or something with a quick walk through. Whatever you guys want I'd be happy to do if I have time.
 

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lisabenz - haha you're too nice. I actually will be in Miami for work but not with the car (work's flying me out). but I will definitely get pictures up as promised so that ppl can see. I'm stoked about the car. I'm even more excited that there's finally a "Guaranteed by" delivery date for me.
 

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Hey All! So I'm usually a regular at the other forum, but figured this would be useful information for all us soon-to-be Edition 1 owners. I made some calls to Mercedes Corporate and finally reached someone who could give me some better answers:

Got a call back from Simon, he's one of the head honchos at Mercedes Corporate. He let me know that many of the Edition 1's were sent back to the manufacturer to make changes/adjustments to the vehicle. He did not mention to me what or why, but said that the Edition 1 I ordered with the "fixed" parts will arrive in port tomorrow and should be available as early as Saturday for purchase and pick up. He apparently pulled some strings to have my car rushed.

Most cars that were "arrived in port on September 4th" weren't actually there, he claims. Most of them were intercepted in transit over the ocean. He wouldn't tell me what was wrong with the cars either, but that "it was really important for us to make sure these cars are up to our standard, and not rushed for the sake of getting it into the customer's hands." I swear, the guy sounds like Jonny Ive.

I asked him if this was true for other people with Edition 1 orders, and he said that the cars are being tested and sent back over. That delays can run from two to three more weeks out but "They're doing everything they can to get the cars to customers."

That being said - he did mention that I would be the first person in the nation to actually have an Edition 1. We'll see if that holds true - and if it does I'll post pictures with my 5s first, and then with a DSLR so everyone can take a look.

Will keep everyone updated!
Welcome kowyzg0moo!

thanks for bringing this up it means a lot. Every bit of info on the shipment counts. I wonder what problems they encountered to stop and cause the delay.

That would be awesome if you can get some pics. Nice to play investigator for a bit. Let us know if you need anything ;)
 

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WildBenza, I'm trying to find out myself. It makes me nervous when a particular model gets "Recalled before delivery" but knowing Mercedes they'll handle it properly.

Will definitely get those pictures once I get my hands on this kid!
 

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lisabenz - haha you're too nice. I actually will be in Miami for work but not with the car (work's flying me out). but I will definitely get pictures up as promised so that ppl can see. I'm stoked about the car. I'm even more excited that there's finally a "Guaranteed by" delivery date for me.
Don't think she wants to see you as much as she wants to see the car, but I won't speak for her :rolleyes:
 
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