Mecedes-Benz CLA Class Super Bowl Commercial with Kate Upton [Video]

Mercedes-Benz clearly put a lot of effort into their latest Super Bowl 2013 commercial which features the stunningly beautiful and buxom model Kate Upton, Usher, William Dafoe, and the Rolling Stones song “Sympathy for the Devil.”

The Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl 2013 commercial starts off with a young man sitting in a cafe. He notices across the street a billboard going up for the the new Mercedes Benz CLA Class when William Dafoe appears as the Devil and tells him, “If you make a deal with me you can have the car and everything that goes along with it.” The next sequences take you through what his life would be like if he had the Mercedes Benz CLA Class.  Kate Upton would obviously like as well as lots of other screaming girls.  (Of courses most guys would prefer Kate Upton.)  He would dance with Usher and appear on lots of magazines covers… all because he owned the CLA class and

While the Mercedes-Benz commercial is funny, entertaining, and pretty well thought out I am not sure if it is quite edgy enough to be memorable in crowded field of Super Bowl commercials this year.

 Yes, having Kate Upton helps but enough?  It seems like a commercial that you would see any day of the week.  Of course most Super Bowl 2013 commercial are going to be aired again and again on TV in the next couple months.

Let me know your opinions and thoughts about it below.  

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2013 Acura ILX, the Best of Both Worlds

The last thing someone wants to do is shell out $20,000 for a new car and then have their family's physical well-being be in jeopardy. With every unveiling of a new or updated model, the safety of the vehicle is always a consideration for a buyer and the 2013 Acura ILX is no exception.

The ILX contains many parts derived from the Honda Civic sedan model. Considering the Civic's reputation as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, that's a good sign.

Honda's ownership of the Acura brand has resulted in a fairly simple transition from the manufacturing of Honda parts to Acura parts. In addition to its shared safety and performance features, the ILX is offered at a substantially lower price than any comparable Acura model in the past. With that said, while the ILX shines in certain aspects, it lacks in others.

What The Acura ILX Has to Offer

  • The ILX features a variety of Acura parts in each of three models. The first features a 2.4-liter, 201-hp engine remarkably similar to that of the Honda Civic Si. The smaller model ILX has a 2.0-liter, 150-hp engine with a five-speed automatic transmission and custom paddle shifters. Both models get anywhere from 20 to 35 MPG, depending on driving conditions.
  • The third model is perhaps the most attractive to the modern car shopper because it is a hybrid. As you may have guessed, the Acura ILX Hybrid is derived from the 2012 Civic Hybrid. No surprise there, but it still has a decent 110-hp, 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine and Honda's CVT transmission.
  • Due to the ILX’s front wheel drive, it holds nearly two-thirds of its weight in the front end of the car. To compensate, it features increased grip on the nose, allowing the ILX to corner steadier and with increased traction.
  • Again borrowing from the Civic, but differing slightly, the ILX's frame includes a prominent overhang meant to draw out the car's hood. On the back end, the ILX has a sedan-like trunk featuring a slight deck lid. Overall, the car’s design appears far more similar to that of a Honda than an Acura.

What’s Inside?

The ILX's interior is reminiscent of other Acura models both past and present. The shifter and center console, along with many other interior aspects, bears a striking resemblance to the Acura TSX. From the driver and passenger seat frames to the upper and lower dashboard, the ILX borrows a lot from its Acura siblings.

In addition, the ILX has a premium package available that includes the latest automobile technology with voice navigation, Bluetooth hands-free technology, weather/traffic updates, rear camera and patented AcuraLink communication system built in.

Conclusion

There is no question that the new 2013 Acura ILX has borrowed a few parts from the Honda Civic. With the safety of a Civic and a selling price starting at $25,900, the LXI lands on the middle ground between security and appealing design. But for those who are concerned with safety and affordability over luxury, the Acura ILX is a solid option.

by Annabella Clavette

Ocean City Car & Truck Show- June 11-12

This weekend, prepare yourself for not just an incredible Car & Truck Show, but an awesome lifestyle event too!  The Ocean City Car & Truck Show features all years, makes, and models of vehicles.  Motorcycles will be featured at the show as well.  On top of cool vehicles there on display, there will tons of other great activities.  From games, Dance Crews, Breakdancers, DJ's spinning hot music, RC Racing, Amp Nascar Simulator, promotions by movie studios, Free giveaways, and awards.  Some of the best custom car builders in the US will be here, showing off their custom cars.  You can get up close and see their hours of hard work.  Including all this, there will be performances by some of today's leading music artists like, Lloyd Banks, Freeway , and Sean Garrett.  Obviously, there will be hot models there too.  I will be going to cover the show.  I hope to see you there!

What: Ocean City Car & Truck Show (East Coast Nationals)

Where: Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, 21842

When: Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12

Times: Saturday, 10am – 10pm / Sunday, 10 am – 6pm

Tickets:  $20 general admission, kids under 12 and over 65 are $10, kids under 7 are FREE

For more show information visit:  http://www.occarshow.com/