The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class sedan is significant in so many ways. For starters,
it's a swoopy fastback 4-door "coupe" (in German market-speak) like its bigger, plusher, much pricier brother, the CLS-Class 4-door "coupe". Starting at $29,900, it's also the most affordable Mercedes model to hit the U.S. market in decades. Also, the first with front-wheel drive.
Most importantly, it's the smallest, lightest, most aerodynamically slick Mercedes in North America, and therefore the most fuel efficient. So its expected sales success at that fairly attractive price will balance sales of a lot of larger, more expensive, less fuel-efficient models to help Mercedes meet federal CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) requirements.... Read More