Mercedes CLA 45 AMG

2014-Mercedes-Benz-CLA-45-AMGThe Mercedes CLA 45 AMG has caused a bit of a stir in the automotive market, given that it is an AMG with a 2.0 litre engine.

Nevertheless it looks like being quite a magnificent car. The engine will be turbocharged and will come with four cylinders, together with being a four wheel drive. Mercedes has described the car as the most powerful four cylinder production vehicle in the world.

The AMG body kit naturally gives the vehicle an aggressive look as do the magnificent 18 inch alloy wheels. The ‘Turbo AMG’ sign placed on the wing lets everyone know exactly what they are dealing with. The option list is endless. These include a redesigned exhaust, sportier suspension, newer seats, painted brake callipers and much more.

It’s based on the new generation A 45 AMG, coming with the same drivetrain. We’re usually used to hearing of engine sizes such as 6.2 litre with AMG models and 5.5 litre engines, coming together with V8 and twin turbo technology. The car is able to reach a total of 354 BHP and 331lb ft of torque. In just 0 – 62 MPH the car will record a brilliant time of just 4.6 seconds. Top speed can reach 155 MPH.

Hand built AMG engines

All AMG engines are hand built. The company’s slogan is “one man, one engine”. The crankcase is made from aluminium coming together with friction-optmised’ piston rings and a twin scroll turbocharger. The exhaust has been made extra special, according to the AMG department themselves. They stated that the exhaust delivers a “fascinating, full engine sound that is particularly impressive during powerful acceleration”.

The vehicle comes with a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. This combines with software which already comes with the SLS AMG vehicle. The ‘Race Start’ button is an exceptionally brilliant feature. There are also three driving programmes and a double de-clutching option too.

The suspension has been slightly altered. The bearings have been made stronger on the front and rear. The spring and damper units have been made stronger.
The car is set to hit showrooms here in the UK this Autumn. Prices have not been announced as of yet but don’t expect it to be cheap by any means.

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