Mercedes CLA 45 AMG Roars Into New York [Photo Gallery]
Driven by the "most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder production engine" with 355 HP (360 PS) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque coming out of a 2.0-liter unit, the CLA 45 AMG has an astounding power density of 178 HP (181 PS) per liter.
That sounds like a musclecar… and beyond! Anyway, the seven-speed dual clutch transmission and the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system allows the compact to get from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 4.5 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). God knows how fast the CLA 45 AMG could actually go!
"In the CLA45 AMG, Mercedes-AMG presents a unique and absolutely desirable automobile with the characteristic AMG genes. The high-tech package with the world's most powerful four-cylinder production engine and performance-oriented AMG
4MATIC all-wheel drive stands for 'Driving Performance' at its best," Ola Kallenius, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, said.
If the standard CLA isn't enough for you, this is the vehicle you should sign papers for. In exchange, you'll have to pay $47,450. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG will be available this spring.
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