Fast Friday: Mercedes Benz CLA250

Mercedes Benz has been upping their game recently with the new CLA250.

I’m not a huge fan of their cars, but the recent styling updates they’ve been making are nice.

Can you believe that this new model starts at just under 30k?

Okay, sure, with all the options, I’m sure this the price skyrockets, but looks better than most cars in the same price range.

Sadly, like the old C250, it’s underpowered. The turbocharged 4 cylinder engine goes 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds. With 208hp and 258lb-ft torque, it’s designed to be a daily economical-luxury car.

If I was in the market for a brand new $30k sedan, the CLA250 looks compelling. With sharp styling and an affordable price tag, I’d pick it over most other sedans.

Hat tip: Mark

Fast Friday: Chris Harris vs. Huayra

I don’t usually get to excited about hyper cars, but the Huayra is pretty cool. It’s collection of some of the most exotic materials put together. I mean, everything looks like it’s a piece of jewelry on the car. It’s not a dream car for me, but boy, there’s some sweet styling happening there.

Fast Friday: BMW M4

BMW M4 Coupe 2015 concept 13

Based on the F30 platform, which underpins the 3- and forthcoming 4-series, it incorporates aluminum and carbon fiber to reduce weight. The chassis will be tuned for performance and the body will be reshaped to drive home the point.

Looks like it’s going to be powered by a 3.0L 420hp engine. The concept car is going to into production in 2014 and will start around $60k. Who wants to go for a test drive?!

Hat tip: Rich