The Mercedes-Benz stood just less than $30,000 away from its admirers at Baltimore's auto show, where the sporty crimson sedan held its own among the competitors for looks, test sit-downs and aspirations of ownership.
"It's really an entry-level model," Valley Motors sales agent Jim Olney said Saturday. "And at that price, it gets people into a Mercedes. People can say, 'I own a Mercedes.'"
Olney said the newly introduced Mercedes CLA 250, which offers a lower price than other models featured by the legendary auto maker, aims "to bring customers into the brand."
That kind of practical marketing, more than concept cars, was on display for the...