Mercedes has followed the tradition of the CLS 63 with the introduction of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG.
This vehicle should surpass the high standards previously set for a 4 door high performance coupe.
|Vehicle Type: 4 Door Coupe||Est. Market Price: NA|
|Engine: Inline 4 Turbo||Displacement: 2.0 Liter|
|Horsepower: 355 HP||Max RPM: 6000 rpm|
|Torque: 332 lb-ft @ 2250-5000 rpm||Transmission: 7-Speed AMG DCT|
|0-60 mph: 4.5 seconds||Top Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)|
Engine & Performance
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG possesses the most powerful turbocharged 4 cylinder engine in the world.
The 2.0 liter turbo engine provides up to 360 HP. It moves from 0-62 MPH in 4.6 seconds. The incorporation of all wheel drive and the 7 speed AMG DCT sport shift offers a combination of power and handling that is unsurpassed in the industry.
Not only does it follow in the footsteps of the CLS 63, but it greatly resembles it as well. This is not by accident. However, AMG has improved on the CLS design with some traditional Mercedes features.
A front view affords a look at the matte titanium grey cross strut twin apron and dual radiator bladed grille. The black flics framed air intakes are both sporty and functional. The headlights are bi-xenon.
As you sweep around for a side view you will notice the uniformity of matte titanium grey sill panel inserts. The twin spoke wheels manufactured using light alloy are also grey but with a bright sheen finish. Just above the front wheel well the wing says its all in capital letters, "TURBO AMG".
As you view this car on the highway there will be no mistaking that a Mercedes has just passed as you notice the distinguishing rear apron. The dual chrome twin tailpipes shine proudly too. Evening rides are accentuated by the stunning and standard LED taillights.
As you would expect from a Mercedes, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG interior uses the best in materials, workmanship and personalization. The sports seats are made of leather and are accentuated by red stitching and red seat belts.
You have to see these accent colors to truly appreciate the flare they provide on the inside. The steering wheel is equipped with shift paddles. The instrument panel is replete with 5 galvanized ventilation ducts trimmed in aluminum along with a central color lit dash, including a main menu and race timer.