The 2013 CLA 45 AMG is just the touch of the premium compact class needed. The CLA already conquer the nickname of "baby-CLS" and, judging by the look, it is right. The 4-door coupe line is there, a little spoiler on the trunk and a splitter underneath the rear bumper are matching the requirements for an AMG vehicle.
The big 18" light-alloy wheels are revealing the 360 mm brake discs at the front and the 350 mm discs on the rear, with red calipers. That touch of sportiness is not only for display since the car's performance requires such a braking system. As an option, 19" wheels painted in titanium gray with high-sheen finish or in matte black with high-sheen rim flange.
Inside, the instrument cluster looks like it was borrowed from the CLS AMG, with chrome rings and carbon-fiber background. The infotainment system has the same screen mounted on top of the dashboard. And lots of people hate it.
For the AMG version, the vehicle is fitted with a different ESP system, that allows different settings: normal, SPORT-handling and ESP-OFF. On the SPORT-handling, the vehicle will act more like a rear-wheel-drive. On the "OFF" setting, the system will react only if the driver presses the brake pedal, and disengage back when the brake pedal is released.
ENGINE SPECS - 2.0 4MATIC 7AT (360 HP)
|Power:||265 KW @ 6000 RPM|
360 HP @ 6000 RPM
355 BHP @ 6000 RPM
|Torque:||332 lb-ft @ 2250-5000 RPM|
450 Nm @ 2250-5000 RPM
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Direct Injection|
|Top Speed:||155 mph (249 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||4.6 s|
|Drive Type:||All Wheel Drive|
|Gearbox:||7-speed automatic (AMG-SPEEDSHIFT DCT)|
|Front:||350 x 32 mm Ventilated Discs|
|Rear:||330 x 22 mm Ventilated Discs|
|Tire Size:||235/40 R 18|
|Length:||182.3 in (4630 mm)|
|Width:||70 in (1778 mm)|
|Height:||56.4 in (1433 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||61/60.9 in (1,549/1,547 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||106.3 in (2700 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||3.5 in (89 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||16.6 cuFT (470 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||3494 lbs (1585 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||4575 lbs (2075 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||25.8 mpg US (9.1 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||39.9 mpg US (5.9 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||33.1 mpg US (7.1 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||165 g/km|