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Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG


CLA 45 AMG
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A car produced by Mercedes-Benz beginning in 2013. A high performance version of the CLA-Class.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class page on 26 April 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 (2013–)

The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 (previously Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG) is a current high-performance model of the CLA-Class from Mercedes-AMG. The car shares its drivetrain with the A45 AMG, and it will include an AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged petrol engine, 4MATIC all wheel drive, SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed transmission with paddle shifters, AMG sports suspension with independently developed front and rear axles, electromechanical AMG speed-sensitive sports steering, AMG high-performance braking system, three-stage ESP with "SPORT Handling" mode. Other features include AMG "twin-blade" radiator grille in matt titanium grey, AMG front fascia with front splitter in matt titanium grey, Large side cooling air intakes with black flics, Side sill panels with inserts in matt titanium grey, "TURBO AMG" lettering on front wing, AMG rear fascia with stylised side air outlet openings, Rear diffuser insert with trim in matt titanium grey, AMG sports exhaust system with two rectangular chrome-plated tailpipe trims featuring twin-tailpipe design, Bi-xenon headlamps, Tail lights with LED technology, Red seat belts, sports seats in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre with red contrasting topstitching and red seat belts, the multifunction sports steering wheel with shift paddles, and the AMG DRIVE UNIT with E-SELECT lever, instrument panel trim in brushed aluminium and five galvanised ventilation outlets, central colour display incorporates the AMG main menu including RACETIMER.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Geneva Motor Show, followed by 2013 New York International Auto Show. It went on sale in late September 2013.

For the 2016 year model, Mercedes-AMG has increased the horsepower of the CLA 45. It now has 375 hp @ 6,000 rpm which sprints the car from 0–60 in only 4.1 seconds compared to the previously 4.4 seconds on 355 hp. New features that were added include AMG DYNAMIC SELECT and an introduction to AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package which brings enhanced acceleration, suspension, and transmission.

CLA 45 AMG Racing Series (2013)

The vehicles is a race car version of CLA 45 AMG for the CLA 45 AMG Racing Series, with carbon-fiber reinforced plastics doors. The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show.

CLA 45 AMG Edition 1 (2014)

Edition 1 model includes Night package, red accents on the radiator grille and exterior mirrors, and AMG sports stripes in matt graphite grey above the side sill panels; optional Intelligent Light System includes red accents on the headlamps, AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels in matt black with special AMG hub caps featuring a centre-locking look, red brake callipers, 8 x 19 alloy wheels with 235/35 R 19 tyres, spoiler lip in high-gloss black on the boot lid, choice of 2 standard (cirrus white, night black) and 4 optional (cosmos black metallic, mountain grey metallic, polar silver metallic, designo polar silver magno) body colours.


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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG 2015
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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG 2015
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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG 2015
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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG 2015
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
7 March 2013Mercedes A 45 AMG vs CLA 45 AMG - FIGHT! Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
20 March 2013Mercedes CLA 45 AMG specs and photos Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
4 September 2013The Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Racing Series looks brilliant Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey


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