Nice Air Vents - 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test
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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Nice Air Vents

December 09, 2013

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

I don't usually wax on about air vents, but the ones in our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 are noteworthy. There are five of them, and the three in the middle are just about the most prominent feature of the cabin aside from the stand-up navi screen.

They look good, and they feel nicely made when you aim them. And you can shut the flow off entirely if you turn any one of them 90 degrees to the right. A satisfying and well-oiled "click" accompanies that action.

The vanes are styled so they look slightly different when closed, but not so much that it disturbs the symmetry. The middle vent is the one that's closed in the above shot.

So, yeah, no big deal, but well done.

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 716 miles


Comments

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    I agree. But that screen looks like an aftermarket add-on. Saw one in person and also thought it looked well--not integrated.

  • Too bad that aftermarket NAV screen was mounted so ridiculously above those gorgeous vents. That is aftermarket, right? Oh wait, it's not? Clearly any idiot can work in Mercedes' design dept. Does anybody know if they're hiring?

  • pezzy669 pezzy669 Posts:

    Wow on the infotainment screen.....even the Mazda3 implementation looks better than this. Is this suction cupped onto the dash behind?

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