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Auto Expo 2014- Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG First Look

By Nitesh Sharma   |   05 February,2014

Today, at Auto Expo 2014, Mercedes Benz unveiled its much anticipated CLA 45 AMG. The car debuts with the world’s most powerful four-cylinder petrol engine. The car has been specifically designed keeping its young target audience in mind. CLA45AMG follows the footsteps of its elder sibling, CLS 63 AMG in terms of designing. The dynamic styling of this four door coupe easily catches your attention. Be it’s the titanium grey colored split blade radiator grille or the sharp shoulder lines, everything on this car reminds you of CLS 63 AMG.

 This car features Bi-xenon headlights and LED tail lights with smart usage of chrome and badging all around the car. The interiors of CLA 45 AMG also complement the sporty character of this car. The man made leather seats with red stitching and seat belts, multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles and the aluminum finished instrument panel with RACETIMER instantly gives you the feeling of sitting inside a sports car.

CLA 45 AMG breathes via the newly developed AMG 2.0L, 4-cylinder turbo engine which produces a whooping power and torque output of 360bhp and 450Nm respectively. This engine achieves its peak power at 6000rpm while its torque starts coming at 2250rpm. This engine is mated with AMG4MATIC all-wheel drive system which makes it a stunning performer at high speeds around corners.

The car reaches 0-100km/hr within 4.6 seconds and comes with a restricted speed limit of 250km/hr. The CO2 emissions are also extremely low making it an eco-friendly sports car. Mercedes offers this car with a 7-speed automatic transmission which performs differently in three different modes. The ‘M’ and ‘S’ mode offers good performance with a sporty sound thanks to the exhaust flap which accelerates the sound of the engine.

The faster gear shifts don’t make you wait for power and the S mode specifically makes you enjoy this engine the best. The ‘C’ mode is for fuel efficiency and pleasurable drive which suits your city driving without compromising on power and fuel economy.


The ride quality of CLA 45 is similar to other AMG high performance cars. The car comes with speed sensitive steering wheel and specifically tuned suspension for sporty driving which results into precise handling and makes it feel quite nimble around corners. The twin spoke 18 inch alloy wheels and disc brakes on all wheels give you great confidence at high speeds and hold this car brilliantly at the time sudden braking. CLA 45 AMG is a perfect blend of performance, style and features and it surely lives up to the AMG brand reputation.

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