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Hi everyone does your seat -- one of the world's largest car shows opening this week.
It's all about power performance and style and we can think of no one better than Rick Leventhal to show off some muscle cars.
He's live from the media preview of in New York auto show Rick give us a -- One of my favorite jobs in the whole world -- there's nearly a thousand cars that they show many of them being debuted in North America for the first time.
And this is one of them the Mercedes-Benz CLA class this is an all new vehicle from the ground up.
It's a four door coupe it's based after the CLS 550 model.
It's got a two liter four cylinder 280 horsepower engine.
And -- you take a look at the inside it it's really nice to visit the beautiful -- it has all the features you'd expect from a Mercedes but here's the thing.
This car the base model is less than 30000 dollars you can buy this new Mercedes sometime later this year maybe December.
-- under thirty -- which is kind of a big deal for Mercedes.
Come over here there's a brand new.
That partnership now over this way it is a brand new Cadillac C yes.
This is an all new vehicle -- well from the ground up and this.
Is the world debut.
Of this particular vehicle that is -- the centerpiece of Cadillac line.
It is the backbone.
Of Cadillac and -- class vehicle that's designed to compete with the European larger cars the BMW's -- Ladies.
It has they communications that are.
A Cadillac user experience here -- -- sort of like an iPad where you just touch -- you can control your phone in your stereo.
It's it's pretty pretty good pretty cool thousand.
Yeah -- -- all right cool I -- you do like it right back but here's the thing we've iPad thereabouts on your dashboard.
Doesn't that cause of driver distraction with people plugging things in and checking out the screen and playing on -- Yeah you know you'd you'd think it would.
And I asked that question.
And what cattle like that is it better to not have the phone in your hand but built into the car.
-- me bring in David Caldwell here of -- that.
Explain to our viewers how you're not a distracted driver when you have an iPad basically on your -- -- well what it's a great question the most distracting thing and it is -- driver was playing with their phone.
So what we're doing it with our technical approach for Cadillac cue is weird.
Telling the cost driver put your own way for goodness sakes we will take the music we'll take the communication technology off of -- -- and -- -- -- -- And the other thing out and they told me that you could actually see this play in the windshield as you're driving that make legally -- Yeah I guess that -- and we'll look forward to not hearing what happens after you test drive some of these at some fine.
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