Looking at other vehicles from competing brands, it seems like the CLA is in a class of it's own. But how long will this last? How much longer till it gets some direct competition and not just cars that compete with it with things like pricing?
Well, the Audi A3 is a direct competitor, priced almost exactly the same but with more goodies for the price - like the optional pano roof in the CLA. But the A3 looks ... well just like every other Audi -- bland, boring, dull, etc., etc., etc. In fact, all Audies can be described this way except for the A5 coupe and that new long A8, I believe, with the raking and sloping roof line similar to the MB CLS.