Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Gets Reviewed by AutoTrader

The go fast version of the sexiest member from the Mercedes-Benz MFA (Modular Front Architecture) platform is a love it or hate it affair for some, while for others it's simply the first stepping stone in the ever-expanding kingdom of AMG sedans.
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Sporting the same M133 engine from its A 45 AMG little brother, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG is here to capture hearts and run away with them to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.6 seconds thanks to the launch control function of the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and the AMG-tuned 4Matic all-wheel drive system.

The only thing to detract your information glands from the CLA 45 AMG's sexiness is obviously the powerplant under that nicely-sculpted hood.

The Affalterbach nutters managed to squeeze no less than 360 hp (355 bhp) and 450 Nm (332 lb ft) of torque from a two-liter four-cylinder that was been turbocharged into oblivion via a twin-scroll turbo.

The folks at AutoTrader recently spent some quality time with the smallest and most inexpensive AMG sedan currently available and their conclusions are sprinkled with quite a lot of words of praise for the little “four-door coupe”, with the only downsides being the usual “not a lot of headroom in the rear” and the unusual “not as aggressive as other AMG models.”
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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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