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I read 30-35 highway range. Good for a sports cars....but then again 200hp...:(
hybrid powertrain would be awesome, like how the Acura RLX is, electric motors at the wheels for more power and fuel economy is still amazing.
If mercedes can combine great power and great fuel economy in the CLA it will be even more of a winner.
 

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..... More HP means less mpg, I'm certain MB wants good milage numbers. Beside, for high HP's, why turbocharge in the first place then...... Better to stay with a 6

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True @Guenter, have you given it a test drive to see if it's up your HP expectations? Some of the owners complain that the HP just isn't up to par for the price (even comparing it occasionally to a Corolla! :confused: obviously not the same but still).
 

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Yeah but the S2000 has crap torque at silly high RPM. Not the ideal formula for a 1500 kg car like the CLA....
Thats how honda's are, high revving high horsepower per liter engines with low torque. It's why we buy Mercedes :D

At least we don't have to get that high into the RPM just to go fast.
 

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I found it has enough power. Granted, this is coming from someone who is NOT buying the CLA250 and opting for a CLA45, but realistically no one is expecting (or should be expecting) the kind of power you'd get from a boy racer or a 3 series. This is after all essentially an A-class but bigger. The money's got to go somewhere, and obviously a good lot of it went to the exterior and overall size. I mean, no one should really expect a 0-60 in a car at this price to be below 6 seconds. It's not a real sports car. Just like a 328i or C250 isn't. They are just cheap versions of the 335i and C350. Those are real sports sedans.
 

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I found it has enough power. Granted, this is coming from someone who is NOT buying the CLA250 and opting for a CLA45, but realistically no one is expecting (or should be expecting) the kind of power you'd get from a boy racer or a 3 series. This is after all essentially an A-class but bigger. The money's got to go somewhere, and obviously a good lot of it went to the exterior and overall size. I mean, no one should really expect a 0-60 in a car at this price to be below 6 seconds. It's not a real sports car. Just like a 328i or C250 isn't. They are just cheap versions of the 335i and C350. Those are real sports sedans.
True enough :) Hey, why get a 250 when you can get the power of a 45.. I don't know, I remember as a kid driving a Civic then moving from a CX to DX to SI, and the power difference was always so drastic. Then I got into a 330xi, and suddenly I was amazed I ever tolerated the HP on a Civic. Having test drove a 250 it's all relative to what you're used to. For many people a 250 would be enough I guess. At this point I'm not sure it's enough for me.
 

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I think within 2-3 years, the CLA250 engine will undoubtedly get a small bump in hp and torque. Even as it stands right now for real world driving, that turbo-4 seems to be totally satisfying for a car of its size and weight and several have already started to prefer the smaller engine to the AMG
 

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I know the CLA250 will have a 2.0L Turbo engine that puts out around 205 hp. That's nothing to sneeze at but there are cars on the market now with the same size turbo engines that put out more HP... some much more. Kia has a 2.0T that puts out over 270 HP. I know MB has brilliant engineers that know what they're doing. I'm wondering if they purposely tuned down their 2.0T to put out lower HP for longevity purposes.
The answer is easy: the torque curve falls off the cliff at 4,000 rpm, otherwise it would make 250 hp at around 5,200 rpm.
 
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