Walkaround Video – Check out the Mercedes CLA 45 AMG up close
As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The Mercedes CLA 45 AMG broke cover at the recently concluded New York Motor Show. We brought you all the live updates from the show floor and now we present you an exclusive walkaround video of the performance saloon.
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It may be Mercedes’ most affordable AMG saloon but doesn’t skimp on any frills. The typical AMG body kit differentiates the CLA 45 AMG from the regular CLA.
The front bumper sports an aggressive carbon fiber splitter and the black multispoke 18-inch AMG alloy wheels add character to the car. The side skirts also have carbon fiber trims while the rear bumper sports a diffuser and cooling vents for the rear brakes.
Stepping inside, you are greeted with a black dashboard with generous serving of carbon fiber. The cabin is finished in black with red contrast stitching. The racing bucket seats with adequate side padding restrains you from shifting around during high ‘g’ cornering.
The highlight of the CLA 45 AMG is its 2.0 litre four cylinder petrol engine. The turbocharged direct injection engine produces 360 bhp and 450 Nm of torque, becoming the world’s most powerful four cylinder series production engine!
The 4MATIC all wheel drive system provides the CLA 45 AMG the driving dynamics it deserves via a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.