Mercedes launches CLA 45 AMG BBC Top Gear

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Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Special Series

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To some, new CLA 45 AMG could very well from an existential crisis. It’s an AMG model. with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and four-wheel-drive.

But, this is the so strap yourselves in and hope for the It’s the halo version of new baby saloon, with nabbed from an A-Class and a that features the most production turbocharged four-pot in the world — also with the A-Class, in this the A 45 AMG.

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

It’s still hand-built by a AMG technician as per The Rules, and features a made from aluminium, pistons with ‘friction-optimised’ rings, something called cylinder wall tech, and of that twin-scroll turbocharger. told it allows a spontaneous of charge pressure; hopefully not the hey you’re in a tree kind of

There is some reassuringly-AMG around the exhaust. A flap switch between cruising and and emits a — and these are own words — fascinating, engine sound that is impressive during powerful

The CLA 45 AMG packs a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, with software from the SLS AMG. You get a ‘race function (thumbs up), driving programmes and a double-declutching The 4Matic system keeps the CLA AMG in mode during ‘normal’ but splits the power 50:50 a swarm of bees descends your nether regions; a shaft transfers the 2.0-litre power to the rear axle, via an controlled clutch. When is detected at the front, the clutch, clutches and engages the rear

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

It’ll hit the UK this autumn, prices announced closer to the on date. For now, why not have a through the pictures. and let us know you think of the A 45 AMG’s new sibling.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Special Series

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Special Series
Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Special Series
Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Special Series

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