More Potent Mercedes-Ben CLA45 AMG Being Considered

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that a more potent road-going variant of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG is possible next year although it’s currently not a priority.

While speaking with Australian publication Drive, AMG boss Tobias Moers said that even more power could be extracted from the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG and A 45 AMG. As a reminder, that engine is the second most power-dense internal combustion engine currently on the market delivering 360 hp from its 2000cc. While Moers insisted that a Black Series variant of the CLA 45 AMG isn’t currently in the works, he hinted that a more track focused variant of the CLA 45 AMG based on the CLA 45 AMG Racing Series is possible.

“Production wise, there is a certain capacity on the engine side and that is a bottleneck at the moment and we are not able to meet all the market demands,” he said.

“Next year will be better. Maybe we will do something for the street out of the CLA45 Race but that is not a priority right now.”

As a reminder, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series Concept is set to participate in a full-blown CLA 45 AMG Racing Series soon with cars set to compete in a variety of different international racing series in the future such as the German VLN series.

New features for the CLA 45 AMG Racing Series Concept include a new front apron, rear apron, flared wings and side sill panels. All of these have been made from lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Additionally, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series Concept Car is rolling on a set of slick racing tires and features a massive rear wing for added downforce.

[Via Drive]

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