THE NEW MERCEDES AMG CLA 45 TO ARRIVE AT DEALERSHIPS BY END OF YEAR
TDN NEWS: THE NEW MERCEDES AMG CLA 45 TO ARRIVE AT DEALERSHIPS BY END OF YEAR
Outstanding performance, the ultimate in driving dynamics, expressive design – the new Mercedes-AMG compact sports car, the CLA 45, reasserts its leading position in the segment.
Seamlessly continuing the success story of Mercedes-AMG’s sporty compact cars, while setting new standards. The CLA 45 is powered by the newly developed M139 2.0-liter engine, the world’s most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder manufactured for series production. With 382 hp in the CLA 45, it boasts more power than its predecessor.
Fast gearshifts measured in milliseconds and ideal power delivery are guaranteed by the new AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT-8G dual-clutch transmission with eight gears. Active, fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive distributes the power to the rear axle on a wheel- selective basis using AMG TORQUE CONTROL – for top traction and the spectacular Drift mode. This is made possible by a new rear axle differential featuring two multidisc clutches – one for each rear wheel.
The 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 will go on sale in the U.S. by the end of the year.
With the new CLA 45 Mercedes-AMG is demonstrating its high competence in development once again: “We have completely redesigned our “45” models – from the engine and transmission through the chassis, the elaborately constructed drivetrain to the body structure and of course the design itself – all with one goal: to raise vehicle dynamics and the sporty driving experience to a level previously unimaginable in the compact class. With the presentation of this, our most powerful and most dynamic compact sports car, we are also reinforcing the significance of this segment for our growth strategy,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.