When Mercedes introduced the original CLA, many felt like the car didn't live up to the standards of the three-pointed star. We feel quite the opposite about the A-Class sedan, which slots underneath the CLA to become the automaker's new entry-level car. And to put the cherry on top, Mercedes has revealed the A-Class' reasonable $33,495 price tag. For comparison, that's the exact same starting price as the 2019 Audi A3.The base A-Class features front-wheel drive; all-wheel-drive models start from $35,495. Both versions come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four that makes 188 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. This engine pairs to a seven-speed twin-clutch transmission.Standard features include LED headlights, 17-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, and a panoramic roof. Dual 7.0-inch displays come standard with the new MBUX infotainment system, as do Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If those displays aren't big enough, buyers can opt for two 10.3-inch screens. Other options include the … [Read more...] about 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Priced from $33,495
"Sad." "It sometimes looked like a regional auto show." "I came in with low expectations and it was still disappointing." These were just some of the laments from Cars.com's team of automotive journalists covering the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Related: More 2019 Detroit Auto Show Coverage The best any of us could manage was to say that just a single big debut from one of the European automakers that flaked on Detroit this year aside, it might've seemed like a reasonably well-rounded exhibit — or that if you don't compare it to the standard of high excitement and prestige set by the Detroit auto show itself, it really wasn't so bad. But no one could seem to muster up a defense of Detroit that came without a caveat. The water-main break in downtown Detroit the day before the media preview officially kicked off — resulting in a widespread boil order and don't-drink-the-water warnings at Cobo Center, where the show is held — in … [Read more...] about 2019 Detroit Auto Show: What You Missed
EXCLUSIVE Takkarist McKinley was detained by police in L.A. on Tuesday and is undergoing a mental evaluation following an incident at a hotel ... TMZ Sports has learned. McKinley was with a friend at a high-end hotel around noon when something happened and the friend became concerned about McKinley's well-being. We're told the friend called police for help. We're told cops spoke with McKinley who agreed it was in his best interest to get help -- and he cooperated and left with police. We're told McKinley was NOT arrested or booked for any crime. The 23-year-old was selected in the 1st round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of UCLA and had a solid rookie season for the Falcons -- posting 20 tackles and 6 sacks. McKinley famously brought a framed picture of his late grandmother to the stage at the NFL Draft and explained that he had made a promise to her on her deathbed that he would make it to the NFL. Story developing ... … [Read more...] about Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley Detained By Police, Mental Evaluation
As the first major event of the year, the Detroit auto show has historically marked the start of the auto show season. But in 2020, the show will move to June, which likely means 2019 is the last year the Motor City gets to kick things off for the auto industry. It's the end of an era for the North American International Auto Show, and it went out with a bang by hosting big debuts like the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, sixth-generation Ford Explorer, and the highly anticipated return of the Toyota Supra. Keep reading to see which cars MotorTrend editors liked most from this year's Detroit show.2020 Ford Explorer Yes, the Mustang Shelby GT500 is hundreds of horsepower sexier, but the importance of a new Explorer cannot be understated. It's one of those bread-and-butter vehicles. The 2020 looks better inside and out, feels much roomier inside with a wheelbase that grew 6.3 inches, and adds two key new models: an ST and the first new Ford hybrid in six years. But the main reason we want to … [Read more...] about Best Cars of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show: MotorTrend Favorites
Remember that pristine 1994 Toyota Supra we told you about earlier this month? It’s back up for sale for a staggering $500,000 (£392,835 / €438,737). Listed by Chicago Northside Toyota, the dealership is asking someone pay a markup of $379,000 (£297,713 / €332,625). That’s a huge ask considering the car sold for $121,000 (£95,024 / €106,195) on January 3rd and doesn’t suddenly come with a Ferrari stuffed in the truck. So what explains the massive markup? Apparently the dealer’s “market value pricing” philosophy which is plastered on all their used vehicle listings. According to the dealer, they use “real-time Internet price comparisons to constantly adjust prices to provide ALL BUYERS the “”BEST MARKET VALUE”” vehicle’s (sic) possible.” That seems a bit dubious as the one of the best ways to judge real-time internet prices might be an online auction, perhaps one where the car … [Read more...] about That $121,000 Toyota Supra Is Back Up For Sale…For Half A Million Dollars!