48 hours in Miami with the new CLA

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Miami is the city of superlatives, the place where striking skyscrapers meet Caribbean improvisation. A team set out to explore the US metropolis in a Mercedes-Benz CLA, trailing the Florida Keys all the way down to Key West.

For those of you who do not know what exactly is Key West, oh well, it is an island in the Straits of Florida. The island is 140 km (90 miles) away from Cuba.


Most of the times, Miami is portrayed as the prime US melting pot – it is the world’s second biggest Cuban community (outside of Cuba) and, obviously, Spanish seems to be the only reliable constant among Miami’s myriad voices – not only around “Little Havana”. In Wynwood, a formerly run-down inner city district, the team meets Cuban-born dancer and choreographer Rosie Herrera and New York based photographer (and former resident) Isauro Cairo for an exploration with the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The two savvy Miami experts prove the perfect partners in crime for a spot of exploration. Walking through small streets and alleyways, the team discovers large works by street art icons like Kashink and Lakwena.


Concerning the beautiful Mercedes-Benz CLA, I can clearly admit that is maybe the second most beautiful Mercedes-Benz, after the AMG GT now. It is a car with a dynamic character, powered by a 2 litre turbocharged engine that delivers 211 HP. The engine promises a lot and it has to come up to the level of the elegant and refined exterior.