who says you need a huge engine capacity to enjoy exhilarating performances? with the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Sports Sedan, you really don’t need to. instead of bumping up the capacity in search for impressive outputs, the CLA 45 AMG is fitted with a AMG 2.0 Liter turbocharged unit that offers 360 hp (265 kW) and 450 Nm (322 lb-ft) of torque on the tap, while having a pretty impressive fuel efficiency of between 6.9-7.1 liters per 100 kilometers and still meeting the EU6 emissions standard. mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports gearbox that drives its AMG 4MATIC all-wheel, the CLA 45 AMG is capable of zipping from naught to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.6 seconds and on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
other performance and exterior features include AMG sports exhaust system (with exhaust flap), high-performance cooling system based on SLS AMG, hand-built engine by one single technician with each unit signed off by the technician responsible, 3-stage ESP with ESP Curve Dynamic Assist, AMG sports suspension setup, 18″ AMG light alloy wheels wrapped in 235/40 R18 tires, AMG speed-sensitive sports steering system, AMG high-performance brake system (ventilated and perforated brake discs all round), Bi-xenon headlamps and LED taillights, and an aerodynamic package wraps up the performance and exterior tweaks that sets it apart from the lesser CLA. on the inside, it features ARTICO synthetic leather/DINAMICA microfiber wrapped sports seats with striking red stitching, red seat belts, shift paddles, AMG Drive Unit, AMG door sill panels, AMG instrument cluster, and bruised aluminum trimming spread across the instrument panel. in short, the cabin is as sporty and as luxurious as an AMG can be.
the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Sports Sedan will first launch in Germany in July 2013 with a €56,078.75 (VAT included), which is around US$72,050.