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Old 07-24-2020, 01:01 PM
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Researching MB CPO cars for my kid and found this....

Itís a 2016 C Class 4Matic with a 7speed double clutch transmission. Does anybody have experience with this tranny?

Itís a 2016 with 24,000 miles on it.

Is the Double clutch technology too new or problematic?

Thanks!

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Old 07-24-2020, 01:10 PM
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My mistake it is a CLA250 not C class 300
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1994 E320 Wagon (Died @ 308,669 miles)
1995 E300 Diesel (228,000)
1999 E300 Turbodiesel ( died @ 255,000)
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 AC 4X4 (115,000 miles) rusted frame - sold to chop shop
2011 Audi A4 Avant (165,000 miles) Seized engine - donated to Salvation Army
BMW 330 xi 6 speed manual (175,034 miles)
2014 E350 4Matic Wagon 128,000 miles
2018 Dodge Ram 21,000 miles
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Old 07-24-2020, 01:38 PM
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I spent a couple of weeks driving a CLA 250 a few years ago. The thing rode like an empty dump truck and the transmission took forever to find a gear if you needed quick acceleration from a moderate cruise speed. The four cylinder engine has good power, but was rough with lots of turbo lag.

Then there was the engine stop feature at stop lights. I could override, but had to push the button after every start, and the constant "beeping" from the various sensors that thought I was too close to another car... no thank you... I know how to adjust and use mirrors.

Overall I though it was a terrible car compared to my 190E 2.6 five-speed, but all modern cars have way too many nanny features.

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I rented a 2015 or 2014 CLA back when it was brand new from htz I think. That car is a bag of bolts. It had no reddeming qualities what so ever. Interior is horribly cramped, the transmission drove like someone learning stick shift with 2 left feet. AC was anemic, seats were like sitting on a wood bench. I don't understand the people that buy these cars. Drive it on a bumpy road or in stop and go traffic. You'll see.
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The newer cla s have been improved, the early one did ride like you explained, the later ones 18,19, 20 ride better, the dual disc clutch is improved ,a lot of car are starting to use that system
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Old 07-25-2020, 01:49 AM
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Dual-clutch trannies have a weird feeling when getting going, like a delay compared to the torque converter trannies. But they are fast shifting, and you can like them once you become friends with the paddle shifters.
The technology is very reliable; just make sure to follow the fluid change intervals.
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Old 07-26-2020, 09:57 AM
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Thanks guys. Iíve had these as loaners in the past but only for one day - 20 mile round trip with it at the max. I guess Iíll focus on a 2016 or 2017 c class with a cpo for the kid.
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1994 E320 Wagon (Died @ 308,669 miles)
1995 E300 Diesel (228,000)
1999 E300 Turbodiesel ( died @ 255,000)
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 AC 4X4 (115,000 miles) rusted frame - sold to chop shop
2011 Audi A4 Avant (165,000 miles) Seized engine - donated to Salvation Army
BMW 330 xi 6 speed manual (175,034 miles)
2014 E350 4Matic Wagon 128,000 miles
2018 Dodge Ram 21,000 miles
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Old 07-27-2020, 01:04 PM
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FWIW, you couldn't give me a CLA. They're crap...Ö.
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Old 07-29-2020, 11:12 AM
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before we bought the 2014 E350 wagon - a CPO with 47,000 miles - we drove a GLC300 and my wife loved it. I drove it and hated it 1/2 mile down the road.

Fortunately my wife really trusts my instincts on such things and I told her she would get bored after one month of driving this thing.

No road feel at all - you really can't tell how fast you're going without looking at speedo.

3 years later my wife still says " I love that wagon'.

BOOM!

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1995 E300 Diesel (228,000)
1999 E300 Turbodiesel ( died @ 255,000)
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 AC 4X4 (115,000 miles) rusted frame - sold to chop shop
2011 Audi A4 Avant (165,000 miles) Seized engine - donated to Salvation Army
BMW 330 xi 6 speed manual (175,034 miles)
2014 E350 4Matic Wagon 128,000 miles
2018 Dodge Ram 21,000 miles
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