Every woman desperately needs to spend some time with her girlfriends. Unfortunately these kinds of relationships seem to be bothering our guys and needs to be defended over and over again. Thanks to an e-mail that Louise and I got just the other day, we are safe now ! It went like this:
Consultation on mental health, Stanford, 2012
The lecture was devoted to the relationship between body and mind, the relationship between stress and disease. Head of the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford, among other things, pointed out that the best thing a man could do for his health is, he has a companion, while the best that women can do for their health is, they have friends.
Women have different relationships with each other, from which the support system, that helps them overcome stress and problems, is built. Physiologically speaking: it is that the association of women with friends that cause greater production of serotonin. This is the intermediary (neurotransmitter) that helps fight depression. Women share with each other their feelings, while the focus of men, when they socialize with friends, are the activities.
Men rarely talk about what they feel and how they conduct their private life. Women do it forever. The deepest emotions we share with sisters, girlfriends, and mothers. According to professor, the time taken by a woman spent with her friend, is equally important for their well-being as jogging or exercising :)! The lack of good personal relationships, threatens our health the same as smoking, he added!
So, girls: every time you hang out with your friends, think of how much good you’ve been doing for your health. Louise and I know all that and are constantly working on our relationships with different friends :), but these facts from Stanford should be shared with our guys a.s.a.p.! They should finally understand!
Well, in a spirit of our well-being, we have a new “health treatment” in front of us, therefore we were absolutely thrilled when the PR manager of Mercedes Benz informed us, that it is our turn for testing the new CLA. We planned to take a trip to the coast that day, so you can imagine that driving a real powerful and the most gorgeous wild beauty couldn’t have happened in more appropriate time :).
Immediately when you sit behind the wheel of this car, you feel his power. The interior is classy, focused on providing all the luxury you might need.
The exterior is focused on a sporty appearance and it’s simply breathtaking! From the signature diamond grille and almost predatory headlamps, to the 18” alloy wheels, and the sports exhaust with twin squared tail pipes, it’s impossible to ignore – and even harder to resist. Cause everywhere we went, it captured all the attention and didn’t let it go :)! Its breathtaking looks don’t just set the pulse racing – they also give the CLA the lowest drag coefficient of any production car in the world. So it can slice through the air with minimum resistance and maximum efficiency.
On the way to the coast, we tested the basic driving abilities of the car first.
We started cautiously driving through the city, but when reaching the highway the real rock and roll begun. We both let ourselves lose control for a moment or two, it was just too hard to resist. You could feel so much power in each gear. The CLA 220 CDI is paired with 7G-DCT automatic transmission and can sprint from 0-100 km/h in an impressive 8.2 seconds. By turning on the “sport” function even more power is added. Stepping on gas while already driving 140 km/h, instantly speeds up your driving and responds wildly to you foot.
Arriving to Portorož, we had to stop at the top of the hill to have a most beautiful view of the resort where many sweet memories brought us back to those crazy years of ours :). Anyway, we didn’t have much time to spend up there, since we had a date at the Marina.
The thing is, Louise and I are organizing a 4-day sailing trip with our friends. So, we had a meeting with a guy that 6 girls will trust their lives to in a month or so. Our usual skipper just got a baby and will be busy for some time, therefore we had to find a new one. The guy was there on time! He was dynamic, confident, funny, seemed to be responsible and last but not least he was good looking too :). We spent quite some time together. When we got to know some crucial facts about each other, we set the date, set the type of the sailboat and booked the whole thing together with our new skipper.
Our mission was done, it was time for lunch! Seafood is always our choice when we are at the seaside, this time it was no different. We stopped at our friend’s restaurant, who we left thinking that Louise had a new car. The thing is, he tricked us not so long ago, claiming that he got married to a Russian girl :-). You must admit, that the wild beauty from Mercedes Benz, that was entrusted in our hands, was just calling for some payback time! It felt really great pranking Mario! We haven’t told him yet!
After a long and really pleasant lunch with our friends, we headed back home. We’ve really enjoyed spending all day at the coast with the best companion ever – Mercedes Benz CLA!
Tech specs :
- Arrangement / cylinders / valves: in-line / 4 / 16
- Capacity (cc): 2,143
- Power hp (kW) at rpm: 170 (125) / 3,400–4,000
- Torque( Nm at rpm): 350 / 1,400–3,400
- Transmission: 7G-DCT 7 – speed automatic
- Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s): 8.2
- Top speed (km/h): 230
- Tyre size: 205/55 R16
- Fuel type: Diesel
- Fuel consumption in the City, (l/100km): 5,6 – 5,3
- Fuel consumption on the Highway, (l/100km): 3,8 – 3,6
- Fuel consumption (Combined), (l/100km): 4,5 – 4,2
- CO2 emissions (g/km), the combined: 117 – 109
- Emissions standard: EURO 6
- The efficiency class: A+
- Tank capacity / with reserve (l): 50/6,0
- Maximum authorized weight (kg): 2.005
- Women watch out! It is not just a CHICKS car! Your husband will definitely drive it with the same passion as you.
- Driving this car is a smart way to get attention that you need. If you choose the red one, all eyes will be on you :):)
- The new CLA promises an agile and athletic driving experience – and we can tell you that you wouldn’t have been disappointed.
- The CLA proves you can have sports car style without compromising comfort.
- The cabin is beautifully put together and it gives you a sense of security. It’s also spacious and ergonomically designed, with every switch and button within easy reach.
- It’s a desirable car that will attract younger buyers
- The model is also equipped with tons of technology that will transform each ride into a secure journey. Driving it, you feel complete.
- Parking can be really easy with Active Parking Assist. It finds appropriate parking space and maneuvers the vehicle into located space automatically and with great precision. What you should do is just operate the gas and brake pedals:)
What can we say other then YOU GOTTA LOVE IT!
With love T&L!