2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

Leaked images of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG emerged revealing just how the high AMG tuned version of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class look. A car that has been on the spotlight for quite some time since its debut at the Detroit Motor Show 2013, the Mercedes-Benz CLA class is poised to take over the youthful market. It will debut at the New York Auto Show 2013.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG is similar to the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG hatchback. This is most evident through the styling especially with the curves, the front, the difference comes in at the rear, they even share the same engine, a a twin-scroll turbocharged 2.0 liter engine. The engine is based on the Daimler 2.0 liter turbocharged power plant developing a maximum output of 360hp and up to 450 Newton metres of torque. It uses the AMG Speedshift DCT seven-speed dual clutch transmission and a rear differential.

Appearing as the sedan version of the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, the CLA 45 AMG takes these similarities further to the interior, sports bucket seats, a sports steering wheel and AMG-embossed gear selector, turbine-inspired air-vents and a carbon-fiber dash finish.

As for the pricing, the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG is priced at $74,900; expect the new Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG to go a little higher than that amount.

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