New A45 and CLA 45 Unite to Represent AMG's New Compact Segment [Video]
"The A 45 AMG and the CLA 45 AMG see Mercedes-AMG embarking on a new era. For the first time in the company's history extending back over more than 45 years, Mercedes-Benz's performance brand is offering two high-performance cars powered by a four-cylinder engine. Both new models provide an exciting introduction to the world of AMG," the Germans say.
The engine they are referring to is the new M133, derived from the 2-liter turbo used by the A 250, but tuned to produce a massive 360 PS and 450 Nm of torque. Both the A45 and CLA 45 get to 100 km/h in just over 4 seconds, but amazingly emissions are just 161-165 grams per kilometer and fuel consumption is estimated at 6.9 to 7.1 l/100km.
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