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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:04 PM
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I'm a big fan of the CLA design. Just the right size, well proportioned, aggressive styling. Looks a lot nicer than the F30 (and E90) imo, just a pity it won't have the handling to match.
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A better look at the car and the features:



BMW has a lot of competition if they're gonna intro a 2er Gran Coupe!
Damn. That is a kick a$$ car. I want one.
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I think BMW should get Kate in its commercial so people here don't drool over the CLA. The question is, what BMW version can get Kate excited and rub against it? The F30 maybe too boring to think she would do it.
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The only "Mercedes" part I see is a front grille... The rest looks like it was designed by some Asian company. Not that it's a bad thing, just not something I personally like.
Yes, I would agree ! The hockey-stick turn signals don't help either.
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I think BMW should get Kate in its commercial so people here don't drool over the CLA. The question is,what BMW version can get Kate excited and rub against it? The F30 maybe too boring to think she would do it.
it will be my BMW and will be me as driver when Kate gets excited
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VW copied the MB CLS when designing the CC. Now MB copied back to come up with the FWD CLA. This car may not be in the same class as the 3 in terms of traditional classification, but it should have high appeal among the younger crowd and it will take away some sales from the 3, but also some from the C class.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:21 PM
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it will be my BMW and will be me as driver when Kate gets excited
X3? You need to have her bear several of your children before she will pay attention to it. But that's putting cart before the horse if you know what I mean.

Literally, the "horse" will not get excited by this cart.
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i like this one also

And, the guys are still watching the game! WHAT?
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I like the new grill on the CLA... like the dotted pattern.

The CLA is a new class of stylish entry level premium cars.



Audi A3 concept:



BMW 2 Series Grand Coupe Concept artist rendering - if it looks this good, I don't know who would actually buy an F30. Keep in mind that it is only a rendering and it can turn out to be a miniature 3 series GT.



or the 1 series

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vs (2 series Grand Coupe)



vs A3 sedan



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^^ IS is not in the same class. That's an F30, C, and A4 competitor. The 2 series grand coupe is just an artist rendering and no camo 2 series grand coupe has been seen. So it's just speculation of what a BMW fan wish it was like.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:30 PM
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I should say that this is BMW's answer to the small 4 door coupe line.

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:16 AM
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^^ IS is not in the same class. That's an F30, C, and A4 competitor. The 2 series grand coupe is just an artist rendering and no camo 2 series grand coupe has been seen. So it's just speculation of what a BMW fan wish it was like.
I don't think the 2 series grancoupe will compete necessarily well. I'd personally live it because its rwd. But the a3 and cla by nature of being fwd will have much more interior space.

I'd figure most regular people will go for it. Which is another reason the 320i is here now. The car may be larger outside but it probably has similar interior space to a3 and cla. Most car buyers have no idea what rwd matters for and probably some even prefer fwd especially in snow States. Everyone can compare interior space. So the 320i really is also an a3 / cla alternative.

No one said there has to be an exact comparable car to a competitor. If you compete by overlap then so be it. BMW might be right here or its a stopgap until they can bring something else out
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I should say that this is BMW's answer to the small 4 door coupe line.

http://gmotors.co.uk/news/wp-content...es-GT-side.jpg
Isn't the 3er Gran Turismo bigger then the F30, I don't see it being the answer to a small 4 door coupe...
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CLA looks to have suffered a stroke as some parts of it have begun to just randomly droop.
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I should say that this is BMW's answer to the small 4 door coupe line.

This is just awful. I hope this does not make it to production. If so it will follow the 5 GT as a sales disaster.
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This is just awful. I hope this does not make it to production. If so it will follow the 5 GT as a sales disaster.
Those are live photos in L.A. during a commercial shoot. So it's coming.
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I am not a real fan of CLA but I am a real fan of Kate now

OMG ... she's awesome
You obviously have not seen her hardees commercial. Must see.

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I switch to cla now
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