The ultimate crummy design element: The LED backlit Benz logo.

When you need to tell the world you drive a Benz, you get the LED backlight logo to the tune of FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY FUCKING DOLLARS ($450.00) on your $32,xxx CLA (perhaps $27,000 if you negotiate).

The take rate for the C and CLA is supposedly over 80%, while the take rate on the S class is under 10%.

Posers are paying $450 so that everyone can know they have a Benz.