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Mercedes Benz CLA 45 AMG LEAKED! !

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Pictures of the Mercedes CLA 45 AMG have leaked online. Here is what I can find. Feel free to add what you like.

Rumormill is going around saying the cost will be around $50,000

I wonder what will be standard. :cool:
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Er... The CLA 45 AMG does 0-60 under 5 seconds. Not surprising when you consider the 4Matic is willing to send almost all the power to the back if it detects no traction in the front (which it shouldn't have at 300+hp through the front wheels)
We don't know if it does 0-60 in 5 seconds yet. We also don't know anything about the 4Matic until the car is actually out. Not to mention it is still FWD bias so the competitors will still outhandle the CLA.

I understand the AMG model is a sportier CLA but if they price it ontop of the likes of the 335i, G37, ATS, C350, even the Audi S4.

Those are all a step above the CLA. The CLA is an ENTRY level Mercedes. Why pay 50k+ for an entry level car?
All of the cars you have listed fully loaded range from 60k to 70k.

If you want to put it that way when you get up to 70k you start getting near cars like the RS4 RS5, TT RS, M3, CTS-V, Corvette, GT500, F-Type, IS-F, Elise, Evora, Exige, and yes.. Even the C63 AMG

Now lets see those full loaded 335is, ATS, and G37s go against the likes of a C63 AMG or M3.

The CLA 45 AMG is a performance model of the CLA. It was never meant to compete with the G37, ATS, 335i, etc but I am willing to bet it would still hold its ground even considering it is FWD mostly and a 4 cylinder. I am not seeing the point if your comparison.
I agree, the AMG is going to be quite hard-edged in favour of high performance, it's almost like a tarmac rally car for the street, like a WRX STi or Evo.

The car is likely to accelerate as Mercedes says it will; they are rarely "optimistic" in their official figures.
Knowing what AMG does and what AMG can do..

I have trust that the CLA 45 AMG is going to be nuts. Just look at all the other AMG models. Just a stupid amount of torque. Great fun - not so much for the tires.
Knowing what AMG does and what AMG can do..

I have trust that the CLA 45 AMG is going to be nuts. Just look at all the other AMG models. Just a stupid amount of torque. Great fun - not so much for the tires.

Not only will the Mercedes CLA45 AMG be nuts because it's an AMG trim, but more for the fact that it is the highest horsepower four- turbo engine in a production car....EVER.

Here's some words on the CLA45 AMG from the guys at Top Gear...

To some, this new CLA 45 AMG could very well suffer from an existential crisis. Why? It's an AMG model... with a turbocharged, 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and four-wheel-drive. But, this is the future, so strap yourselves in and hope for the best. It's the halo version of Merc's new baby saloon, with underpinnings nabbed from an A-Class and a drivetrain that features the most powerful production turbocharged four-pot engine in the world - also shared with the A-Class, in this case the A 45 AMG.

Of course, AMG is now no stranger to turbocharging, gradually phasing out the old naturally aspirated, iron-fisted 6.2-litre V8 with a 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 in the big cars. But with the CLA, they've gone little, and highly combustible. The CLA 45 AMG packs 354bhp, 331lb ft of torque and will accelerate from 0-62mph in just 4.6 seconds. Top speed is limited to 155mph.

It's still hand-built by a single AMG technician as per The Rules, and features a crankcase made from aluminium, forged pistons with ‘friction-optimised' piston rings, something called ‘nanoslide' cylinder wall tech, and of course, that twin-scroll turbocharger. We're told it allows a "spontaneous build-up of charge pressure"; hopefully not the "hey look, you're in a tree" kind of spontaneity.

There is some reassuringly-AMG news around the exhaust. A flap helps switch between cruising and bruising, and emits a - and these are AMG's own words - "fascinating, full engine sound that is particularly impressive during powerful acceleration".

The CLA 45 AMG packs a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, with software pinched from the SLS AMG. You get a ‘race start' function (thumbs up), three driving programmes and a double-declutching option. The 4Matic system keeps the CLA AMG in front-wheel-drive mode during ‘normal' driving, but splits the power 50:50 when a swarm of bees descends upon your nether regions; a prop shaft transfers the 2.0-litre four-pot's power to the rear axle, via an electro-hydraulically controlled clutch. When slip is detected at the front, the clutch, erm, clutches and engages the rear axle.

There's been some AMG tweakery to the CLA's suspension too - stronger bearings on the front and back, together with specifically tuned spring and damper units, all sitting behind 18in light alloy wheels. There's even ‘Turbo AMG' lettering on the wing, lots of leather and brushed aluminium inside, a ‘racetimer' and an assortment of wallet-busting AMG options (better seats, new exhaust, stiffer suspension, painted calipers etc).

It'll hit the UK this autumn, with prices announced closer to the on sale date. For now, why not have a click through the pictures, and let us know what you think of the A 45 AMG's new sibling.
and yes, it's F---ING Impressive, Top Gear does a good job of putting it all into words lol
Got to test drive a ML63 AMG this weekend. Friend of mine bought one for his parents... Very nice interior.

I still do firmly believe the Mercedes interior is the best out of the german competition.
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