CLA 45 AMG With Ironic License Plate Crashes Hard in South Africa

One South African owner of a hot Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG didn't exactly have the best night of his life yesterday, when he somehow managed to lose control of his car at a rather high rate of speed and pretty much totaled it.
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Photo: Stu Shapiro Photography
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As you can see in the adjacent images, the car lost both of its wheels on the left side, with the front one being ripped together with the brake disc from the impact(s).

The photos were taken by Stu Shapiro, whose front gate was destroyed by the black CLA 45 AMG, who apparently belongs to a concert promoter from Cape Town.

When the CLA 45 AMG was launched last year it immediately became one of the coolest small Mercedes-Benzes in recent history, at least in countries where the A 45 AMG wasn't/isn't available.

South Africa isn't such a country, as both AMG models are available, so the CLA is probably the sexier option, while the A 45 is more fit for WRC lovers -especially with the aero kit.

With an exterior design that somewhat mimics that of the gorgeous Mercedes-Benz CLS and a price that mimics that of a mid-level C-Class, the CLA 45 AMG is quite an interesting proposition for someone who desires an elegant sedan (OK, four-door coupe) that can go like stink.

As most of you know, the car is powered by a beast of an engine, with its M133 being the most powerful four-cylinder currently in production.

No less than 360 hp and 450 Nm (332 lb ft) of torque are developed by its turbocharged two-liter, making the CLA 45 AMG reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a stand still in just 4.6 seconds.

Well aware about the car's performance capabilities - but probably not his - the owner chose one of the most ironic license plates he could ever choose. You know, considering...

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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