19 de março de 2013

Here's the 2014 Mercedes CLA 45 AMG. Will have its public reveal at the New York International Auto Show

Two months after the presentation of CLA, Mercedes decided to show the sportier version of its small sedan, the CLA 45 AMG. The performance figures weren't confirmed by Mercedes, but since this car is heavily based on the A-Class the engine that powers this version is also the same one used in the A45 AMG, a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit.

The engine delivers a hefty 360hp (365kW) and 450Nm (332lb/ft) of torque connected to the Mercedes automatic transmission, the seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT and the four-wheel drive system, 4MATIC. Since it uses the same engine we can also expect it to have a similar fuel consumption of around 7l/100km (33.6mpg US).

Top speed is limited to 250km/h (155mph) while it will take under five seconds to reach the 100km/h (62mph) mark from standstill.

And just like the A-Class AMG, the exterior of the CLA 45 AMG is very similar to the regular CLA with the AMG Sport Package, with the exception of some trim pieces in the bumpers, side skirts, and in the interior with a carbon piece in the dashboard, sport seats and contrasting red stitching.

The only thing they need to change are those wheels, they look something taken from the catalog of the worst tuning company in the world. Official presentation will take place at the New York International Auto Show in a little over one week.