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Offline Georgeski  
#1 Posted : 06 July 2019 11:40:55(UTC)
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https://www.pistonheads....nd-cla45--official/40539

How good does this look, especially the A45 S!
Offline CraigI  
#2 Posted : 06 July 2019 16:32:50(UTC)
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Saloon looks good. Mate has the outgoing version in white with black bits and it looks great.
Hatch, never in a month of Sunday’s - awful looking thing.
Offline Kirsty172  
#3 Posted : 06 July 2019 17:49:31(UTC)
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I know I'm probably the only one, but I think the old one looked better than this.

And this is a stupid bloody price. And the marginal performance improvement is impossible to use on UK roads.

Another pointless new hot hatch. Sad.
Offline Georgeski  
#4 Posted : 07 July 2019 07:12:34(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Kirsty172 Go to Quoted Post
I know I'm probably the only one, but I think the old one looked better than this.

And this is a stupid bloody price. And the marginal performance improvement is impossible to use on UK roads.

Another pointless new hot hatch. Sad.


It is expensive, but it is also very, very fast. I wouldn't count it as a hot hatch personally, the performance is getting close to one of a supercar.
Offline Kirsty172  
#5 Posted : 07 July 2019 09:55:54(UTC)
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That's the point. It's not needed and unnecessary. Make better cars around 300 bhp and make them cheaper. Don't waste money on a Trophy R and make the base car better.
Offline f.a.t  
#6 Posted : 07 July 2019 10:18:16(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Kirsty172 Go to Quoted Post
That's the point. It's not needed and unnecessary. Make better cars around 300 bhp and make them cheaper. Don't waste money on a Trophy R and make the base car better.


I hope they improve the gearbox settings because the A35 is not very good. In manual mode it changes up well before the red line and at a cruise in sport mode it refuses to stay in 7th it keeps coming back down to 5th. The noise it makes is completely fake and not in a good way. Great interior but all A class can have the same interior. The A45 from A35 just has different exhausts its pretty underwhelming considering the proposed price difference. Kirsty the base Trophy is pretty good i'm still getting to know mine after 9 yrs of driving Meg 250,265,and Trophy 275. The 4 wheel steer that the journos complain about, they must be driving at a level way above the normal RS driver.
Offline Georgeski  
#7 Posted : 07 July 2019 13:08:20(UTC)
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The performance difference is huge between the A45 and A35, especially in S varient. The A45 also has a new gearbox, it's meant to be a drastic improvement.
Offline Marc_250  
#8 Posted : 07 July 2019 23:04:53(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Kirsty172 Go to Quoted Post

And this is a stupid bloody price. And the marginal performance improvement is impossible to use on UK roads.

Another pointless new hot hatch. Sad.


A 3.something to 60 hot hatch is sad? Impossible to use? -Why?


It sounds/looks like an absolute weapon to me, your owner fan view of the CTR would go out the window I'm sure if you met one of these in the dry...never mind the wet.
Offline Kirsty172  
#9 Posted : 08 July 2019 14:07:38(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Marc_250 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Kirsty172 Go to Quoted Post

And this is a stupid bloody price. And the marginal performance improvement is impossible to use on UK roads.

Another pointless new hot hatch. Sad.


A 3.something to 60 hot hatch is sad? Impossible to use? -Why?


It sounds/looks like an absolute weapon to me, your owner fan view of the CTR would go out the window I'm sure if you met one of these in the dry...never mind the wet.


i'm sure it would. except that lass is 20k lighter and also won't be having as much fun for 95% of the time. am i wrong?

ergo - waste of time, effort, money and resources expect for those with more money than sense in my view.
Offline Georgeski  
#10 Posted : 08 July 2019 14:13:09(UTC)
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I take it you don't like supercars then Kirsty?
Offline Kirsty172  
#11 Posted : 08 July 2019 15:31:20(UTC)
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Not really, no. I used to like Porsche,but I've gone off them now too.
Offline MrRS  
#12 Posted : 08 July 2019 16:41:50(UTC)
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As most people get a car on finance, PCP etc now and hand them back after a set term and never own it, I’ll wager this A45 isn’t much more expensive to have than a new Megane RS. Be interesting to see what the Merc deals would be. People buying cars with cash is a rare thing now
Offline Kirsty172  
#13 Posted : 08 July 2019 20:13:04(UTC)
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Very true. I'm a dinosaur, I know it!!!
Offline Marc_250  
#14 Posted : 08 July 2019 22:48:51(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Kirsty172 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Marc_250 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Kirsty172 Go to Quoted Post

And this is a stupid bloody price. And the marginal performance improvement is impossible to use on UK roads.

Another pointless new hot hatch. Sad.


A 3.something to 60 hot hatch is sad? Impossible to use? -Why?


It sounds/looks like an absolute weapon to me, your owner fan view of the CTR would go out the window I'm sure if you met one of these in the dry...never mind the wet.


i'm sure it would. except that lass is 20k lighter and also won't be having as much fun for 95% of the time. am i wrong?

ProbablyClown
Offline Colm_ire  
#15 Posted : 09 July 2019 11:59:56(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Georgeski Go to Quoted Post
https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-germancars/new-mercedes-amg-a45-and-cla45--official/40539

How good does this look, especially the A45 S!


It does look fantastic. True Hyper hatch with the RS3. The power AMG extract from that 2.0 four cylinder is simply incredible. Cool car, the auto only bit (not to mention biblical price), would turn me off. Nonetheless, some machine.
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