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Does any one else have an issue when moving your foot to the brake and then going back to the accelerator. The problem I occasionally find is my size 9 1/2 shoe has only 1/4" clearance between the side of the console and the brake pedal and when I am moving my foot back to the accelerator the edge of my shoe hits the brake instead of the accelerator and my car abruptly stops. I have almost been rear ended several times. I think this is a design flaw. MB Customer Assistance Center acknowledges that they have had some complaints with this issue but the engineers say this is how they made the car and there is no problem. If enough other drivers are having this problem I am considering a class action law suit since MB does not acknowledge this is a problem. Please let me know if you are disturbed with this problem also.
 

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I agree its very tight fit and i wear a 11.5 and its a bit uncomfortable when driving in traffic for long distance otherwise i use distronic.
 

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What width shoe do you guys wear? What style of shoe?

Having them closer together is something sports car buyers like :) But doesn't really make as much sense in an automatic.
 

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What cars have you driven before? I've driven many cars with and without a clutch that have very close pedals. It's designed like that commonly for cars that have options for both types. I bet there's a CLA out there with a clutch in the EU or elsewhere. And also because it was probably lifted from the A-class which does have a clutch. When I drove the CLA I did not find it "abnormally" close. And like cfrp notes, sports cars tend to have close pedals. And I wear size 12. Wide. I actually prefer it even in automatic/paddle sports cars. You can actually quasi heel-toe around corners, which is nice since you want the other foot bracing you from slipping in a tight corner.

But really? A lawsuit? I know they're as common as cockroaches around here, but . . . :( No wonder we have so many more lawyers per capita than anyone else.
 

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a lawsuit... for pedals... that do their job?

Did you not you test drive the CLA before purchase, you should of noticed it then. If you didn't then as a consumer you ignored due diligence when making an investment. Either way your dissatisfaction is your fault and a completely subjective issue.

By all means continue with the lawsuit, at least you'll look impressive and flashy when you roll to court in your CLA ;)
 

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I did notice that the pedals are a bit closer to each other than I prefer but I can deal with it. I think it's just the style of European cars where the pedals are closer together for quicker heel-to-toe action as opposed to American cars where the pedals are much further apart.
 

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I found that the CLA is pretty tight space-wise in the entire cabin. It doesn't surprise me then that you are having this problem. Hopefully you will just get use to it after driving for a while. If you are looking for space, you shouldn't buy the CLA.
 

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I dislike how close the gas pedal is to the wall there but whatever... I'll live. Had the same issue with a 1997 Nissan Altima... got used to it. Cannot drive a current Mustang because my leg digs into the center console after a while if I rest it there and starts to hurt. Crappy interior design. No such issues with my CLA so I'll take it.
 

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I wear a UK11 and did notice a similar issue (although certainly nothing to start a lawsuit over?!)

I have a CLA180 (Manual) and did notice the accelerator(gas) pedal is rather close to both the brake pedal and the wall of the footwell, the brake pedal is also slightly higher than the accelerator.

that being said, I noticed this in the test drive and it really isn't a big issue, just something to get used to.
 
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