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Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG 2014 Review

Mercedes-Benz has made the world premiere of the CLA45 AMG at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. The CLA45 AMG has the typical DNA to make it a perfect representative of the AMG's Driving Performance brand claim. It is a high-tech package that includes the most powerful series-production four-cylinder engine in the world as well as performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive.

The expressive design idiom of the CLA has been enhanced by Mercedes-AMG with some characteristic AMG elements - and the result is a new design icon. The dynamic look is reinforced by the AMG "twin blade" radiator grille and the cross strut in the AMG front apron, both painted in matt titanium grey. It has an AMG independent sports suspension, three-stage ESP and 18-inch AMG alloy wheels.

It is powered by the AMG 2.0-litre turbo engine, with a maximum output of 265 kW (360 hp) and up to 450 Newton metres (332 lb-ft ) of torque, which is the most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine in series production anywhere in the world. The performance coupé accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and its top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited).

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission is directly flange-mounted on the transversely installed engine. Another special feature designed to enhance dynamic performance and driving enjoyment is the so-called "Momentary M mode". This allows the driver to enter manual mode without removing his hands from the steering wheel just by pressing down or up the shift paddle.

The CLA45 AMG achieves a fuel consumption level of 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres according to NEDC combined figures, while it already meets the EU6 emissions standard that only comes into effect in 2015.

Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG 2014

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