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At first I was going to get a black AMG. I mean, doesn't black seem like a good color for such an evil line of cars? But then I saw a white C63 with red calipers and looked at the CLA45 promo pictures some more and decided that it was quite nice too (and easier to keep clean) so I went with

Cirrus White
Red Calipers
18" wheels (I like these more than the multispoke 19")
Premium Package
Multimedia Package

I went with the 18" because of looks and the fact that even though this is an AMG, it is still going to be mostly a commuter car. AMGs are harsh enough as is without 19" wheels.

Premium mainly for the dual climate control (so no fighting) and ipod interface. h/k system's nice, but really, if I wanted to listen to the nuances of nice music, I'd do in indoors, not on the highway.

Multimedia for SD card drive and nav (especially after hearing how bad the Becker is), and the bigger screen too.

So not very sporty. But the CLA45 is sporty enough, and I do want some practicality with my car. Otherwise I'd have bought that mental C63.

Things I decidely didn't like were the rear spoiler (ruins the lines, and awkward black on white), night/carbon styling (too chinsy), AMG wheel (way too expensive for next to nothing, don't actually like feeling of the leather on the wheel), leather (will look 100 years old in 4), Recaros (no mood lighting in the seats, and regular seats are really nice to sit in), sunroof (makes car top heavy, less rigid, too ugly on the inside).
 

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What exactly is the word on the Becker system?

I was thinking it'd be nice if I could skip the Multimedia package and just get the Becker, but how is it?
 

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What exactly is the word on the Becker system?

I was thinking it'd be nice if I could skip the Multimedia package and just get the Becker, but how is it?
Universally I heard it was crap. I know also it doesn't work in Germany (you can't use it if you do European delivery because it doesn't recognize Germany). I've heard it is slow and clunky to use. I've not used it myself however so I am going by what I've heard. Remember too that the Becker is like 1000 USD because you have to get the pre-wiring AND the system. So you've almost paid for half of the Multimedia package.

I'm also interested to see what the smaller screen looks like. I've not seen in person or a picture of a CLA with the smaller screen.
 

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