Hatchback A-Class and the 4-door coupe CLA received flagship modifications, the main feature of which was the world’s most powerful serial 4-cylinder engine.
Traditionally, almost every model of Mercedes-Benz sports receives a modification from the corporate division AMG. Moreover, in recent times, even the top-end version are divided into two categories – ‘simple’ option and over-loaded performance S.
No exception compact hatchback A-Class and the 4-door coupe CLA, which has received A version of the A 45 and A 45 S. Premiere of a new range of models Mercedes-AMG has taken place in the UK at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
A distinctive feature of both machines became aggressive appearance, in which there was a place for branded grille Panamericana, which was previously the prerogative of the “older” models. Also, besides the new body kit developed wing, the hatchback and the coupe spoiler in a striking flared wheel arches.
The front bumpers have additional flaps, thresholds received more advanced form, and the rear bumper got a diffuser with four exhaust pipes – each 82 mm diameter (90 mm S-versions).
In the basic version of the car based on 18-inch wheels and brakes with silver calipers, while the S version is different 19-inch wheels and red calipers.
Technically, the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC+ Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC+ identical. Both cars are equipped with the most powerful production 4-cylinder internal combustion engine for mass road car in the history of the automobile industry. A 2-liter turbo engine produces 387 HP and the S version boasts of efficiency in 421 HP
From standstill to 100 km/h hatchback accelerates in 4 seconds (3.9 seconds with A 45 S), and the 4-door coupe is slightly slower at 4.1 and 4 seconds, respectively. Maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h, but the simulator can move up to 270 km/h when you order the package AMG Driver’s Package.
Regardless of the power of the motor, the gear box one – 8-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT robot. All-wheel drive AMG Performance 4MATIC+ provides the optimum torque distribution at the wheels.
If the driver wants to horse around, the new Mercedes-AMG can be turned into rear-wheel drive, selecting a special mode of operation. In this whole thrust will be to go to the rear axle with each wheel depending on the situation.
In the basic version of the adaptive suspension, and security system provides three modes of operation, differing in the degree of intervention in actions of the driver while driving.
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Interior of leather and microfiber with color accents in the seat stitching, steering wheel and door trims, as well as the decor of seat belts and air ducts of HVAC system. The basic model has red accents, and cars in the S version can be distinguished by the yellow decorative elements.