I do agree on the 5 series, discount from the F10 is down about 50% from last Dec. Overall, most of new models have increase in price and not just in the MSRP but hidden cost that are build into the line concept. I price out a LCI 5 series and all the lines have some options I do not want, if I order no line and add options, the cost is about $2000 more than my 2012. Lets just hope the 2015 LCI X3 will not introduce the lines, but somehow I think it will.
As for the CLA, its a nice looking car but I could not believe how cheap the interior material was. It sort of remind me of the last gen C-class. Once you load up a CLA, it can easily cost in the high $40Ks.