Design meets driving performance with the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG
28th March 2013
Mercedes-AMG kicks off the automotive spring of 2013 in the "Big Apple" in dynamic style as the CLA 45 AMG celebrates its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show. The philosophy behind this four-door mid-series coupé matches that of the successful CLS 63 AMG, the trendsetter among four-door high-performance coupés.
A glance at this hi-tech package shows that the CLA 45 AMG also has all the typical DNA to make it a perfect representative of the AMG's Driving Performance brand claim: with a peak output of 360 hp and maximum torque of 450 Newton metres, its turbocharged engine is not only the most powerful four-cylinder unit in series production anywhere in the world but also a highly efficient one that meets the EU6 emissions standard. Returning 40.9 mpg on the combined cycle, the CLA 45 AMG meets even the most exacting requirements.
Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, said: "With the CLA 45 AMG, Mercedes-AMG is launching a unique and highly desirable automobile with all the typical DNA of AMG. A hi-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, it embodies Driving Performance
at its best."
The new four-door high-performance coupé offers an exceptional combination of an exciting sporty driving experience, extravagant design and exclusive individuality. With the CLA 45 AMG Mercedes-AMG is establishing a completely new segment – as it did previously with the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake (2012) and the CLS 55 AMG (2004). At the time of their launch, neither of these AMG models had any direct rivals, but went on to inspire other automotive manufacturers. Turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission - the CLA 45 AMG features the same drive system that is already powering the A 45 AMG to deliver highly dynamic and efficient performance.
Key figures at a glance:
|Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG|
|Bore x stroke||83.0 x 92.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||8.6 : 1|
|Output||360 hp at 6000 rpm|
|Max. torque||450 Nm at 2250-5000 rpm|
|Engine weight (dry)||148 kg|
|Maximum engine speed||6700 rpm|
|Power density||181 hp|
|Peak pressure||up to 140 bar|
|Maximum charge pressure||1.8 bar|
|CO2 emissions||161 - 165 g/km|
|Efficiency class||C - D|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||4.6 s|
|Top speed||155 mph|
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