Cars We Drive! - Page 547
No, it will be the 4GC.
The 2 series is going to compete with the A Class and Audi A3.
E63 and CLS63 are getting a 4x4 option, about time.
I remember driving up to Montreal last year and forgetting to fill the car up with diesel before hitting the canadian border. I had this assumption that since Canada is now a huge oil exporter that they'd have lower gas prices (at least for diesel) and was kind of bummed out how much they taxed per gallon. I think it was something like $5.80/gallon (granted it was the summer and a gas station in the middle of Montreal City)
NYC/NYS has high gas prices too... people end up just driving to NJ to fill up (with some of the lowest prices in the US).
The CLA is FWD and A-class based, so it will be most equivalent to a BMW 1/2 series. It's not the same segment as the 4GC, which will probably be close to twice as expensive if decked out in 435i GC form. They were saying low $30K's USD for the CLA, the 4GC will probably start in the $40K's and go up to almost $60KUSD
Although Find Finn you say no, then basically agree... CLA is the A class in 4 door coupe form, both using the MFA platform, and we probably won't get the hatch in US. Just like we won't get the A3 hatch, which is a travesty. In fact the A3 sedan is probably going to be built in Mexico... will they even be able to do Euro delivery on that? Oh well I never liked Audi anyway. Even the S cars are too soft and disconnected.
It is a tad muddled though between BMW 1 and 2 series. The new 1 series will be a FWD 4 door and share the F56 MINI platform. 2 series will be RWD 2 door with a 4 door coupe variant, but is still a compact... and by compact I mean modern BMW size wise so like the same size as an E46. The 4 series is probably meant to compete with the C class coupe up to the E350 coupe in Merc and the A5/S5.
Girl wants a Fiat badly, so I rented a Cabrio for a drive down to NYC last summer. What a blast! Highway, back roads, city, took all in stride. Was surprised. Another surprise, the auto is better than stick! And the thing sips gas. Insane.
I'm not giving up the BMW, but will rent again.
I just got one of the Fiats. It's a lot of fun. I don't really care much about cars, though, so I might not be the best judge.