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So i went for another test spin this weekend in the CLA and noticed something I didn't last time. Turbo lag...

I noticed that spooling takes longer than I've become expectant of modern turbo vehicles. The power is certainly plentiful but it feels like the CLA just can't lay it down in any type of linear fashion. Definitely not the smooth constant pull characterized by the rest of the lineup.

However, maybe its not the turbos yet the 7 speed gearbox?
 

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sucks to hear this, i'll have to test drive it for myself to see how bad it is.
is it bad enough that you would not buy it or is it something you can live with?
 

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ehh I'll have to test drive myself to know.

It's a 4 cylinder so you could just be experiencing the lack of torque until the higher RPMS
 

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It's the gearbox. Put it in manual, select the gear you want and cruise steadily, then hammer it. Without a kickdown delay it will take off nicely.
 
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