Ahead of a reveal at the New York Auto Show, the Mercedes CLA 45 AMG – the AMG version of the new CLA – has arrived with a raft of photos.
We had the first look at the production version of the Mercedes CLA 45 AMG last month when it turned up in a PSP Driveclub release but now, ahead of a reveal in New York at the end of the month – and ahead of Mercedes’ planned reveal – we have a raft of photos of the CLA 45 AMG.
Looking just asn you’d expect – the new Mercedes CLA with the AMG bits from its hatchback sibling, the A 45 AMG – the CLA gets a diamond grill with double chrome bar and big 3-pointed star, front splitter. butch bumpers, black door mirrors, boot spoiler and carbon fibre trim and no doubt the option of the AMG Performance Pack.
Under the bonnet is the same 2.0 litre turbo as the A45 AMG that delivers a massively potent 355bhp and 332lb/ft of torque, enough to scoot the CLA45 AMG to 62mph in 4.6 seconds, and yet conspires to offer official economy around 34mpg.
As these photos haven’t yet been revealed officially, we don’t know what the CLA 45 will cost, although we’re guessing it will be closer to £40k than the A45 AMG.
We’ll update with more when Mercedes makes this reveal official.