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Well if the CLA is doing well, I think that it is inevitable that the GLA will follow suit. There is a huge demand for small luxury CUVs right now, and the GLA is playing right to that crowd. I am more curious which model will sell better. Mercedes is predicting a split right down the middle between the two models, but one is obviously going to sell more than the other. I really can't decide though.

Do you think the CLA or GLA will sell more?
 

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I have confidence that the GLA and CLA will sell well.

The GLA might oversell the GLK and the CLA might oversell the C class. It is highly likely.
 

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I have confidence that the GLA and CLA will sell well.

The GLA might oversell the GLK and the CLA might oversell the C class. It is highly likely.
About the C-Class, a lot of people say it's more of a true Mercedes Benz than the CLA. I guess I can see what they mean, for starters it is a base RWD sedan
 

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About the C-Class, a lot of people say it's more of a true Mercedes Benz than the CLA. I guess I can see what they mean, for starters it is a base RWD sedan
yep, I'm in that boat right there. But hey if people want to buy the GLA because it's a Mercedes theres pretty much nothing we can do about it. There was a TTAC article by Jack Baruth that compares BMW and Mercedes to 70's era Oldsmobile and Cadillac and what a downward trek they went on from there..

Its an interesting look at luxury branding, what it means and how easy it is to destroy..

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The last few posts in this thread are suffering from a predominantly American viewpoint due to the narrow window of Mercedes-Benz models available in the states.

The A-platform is not new. It began in 1997, and it's merely the 3rd generation now coming out, which will finally be available in the states. It's silly then to be claiming the new A-platform isn't a real Mercedes-Benz, because, good god, has anyone here seen what the old A class looked like? How about the B-class? Look for yourself:

Mercedes-Benz A-Class - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

No one says a word for 16 years, but suddenly now that the A-series platform is available in the states, the sky is falling.

If one is that much a Mercedes-Benz purist, and they want an A-series platform, then they should probably be looking at the AMG versions with their 4 wheel drive and hand built German engines. Sure, one will have to pay for it, but again, if you're that much of Mercedes-Benz purist then you shouldn't mind paying Mercedes-Benz cash for a "real" Mercedes-Benz.
 

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About the C-Class, a lot of people say it's more of a true Mercedes Benz than the CLA. I guess I can see what they mean, for starters it is a base RWD sedan
I think if Mercedes secretely made the C class FWD it would still sell just as well. I don't really think people buy buy entry level C classes care if its FWD or RWD. It doesnt seem liek CLA buyers care. Most don't even know the difference.
 

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I think if Mercedes secretely made the C class FWD it would still sell just as well. I don't really think people buy buy entry level C classes care if its FWD or RWD. It doesnt seem liek CLA buyers care. Most don't even know the difference.
Thats true although majority dont know the difference but even if they did they would just argue front wheel drive would be safer and all.
 

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I think if Mercedes secretely made the C class FWD it would still sell just as well. I don't really think people buy buy entry level C classes care if its FWD or RWD. It doesnt seem liek CLA buyers care. Most don't even know the difference.
Seeing how it's no longer an entry-level sedan im not sure if that would fly. But With the way the industry is going there's no telling the future of the C-Class drivetrain, if it will always be RWD or eventually go to FWD.
 

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Oh it'll stay RWD for the future. I was just saying that most C class buyers for Mercedes don't really care. At least for the C250.

The C350 and up yea I could see some buyers preferring RWD. But to be honest most C class buyers buy the car because its a Mercedes and because its a nice comfortable car. Not because its a front engine RWD sedan with a V6.
 

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Oh it'll stay RWD for the future. I was just saying that most C class buyers for Mercedes don't really care. At least for the C250.

The C350 and up yea I could see some buyers preferring RWD. But to be honest most C class buyers buy the car because its a Mercedes and because its a nice comfortable car. Not because its a front engine RWD sedan with a V6.
That is true, those people just want it for it's badge and the things you mentioned, most seen on roads are driven by the type of person that cares less about performance.
 
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