Following the reveal within the new Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Shooting Brake performance wagon, the German company has unveiled the 2020 CLA 45 AMG top-shelf version. It features the potent new turbo engine that debuted within the A 45 recently.
In short, the 550d is among the most powerful wagon in its class. Under the bonnet sits AMG’s spanking new 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder that generates nearly 310kW and 500Nm, as the 45 S. Buyers using some markets may also be offered a normal 45 model that develops 285kW and 480Nm.
The engine uses various high-tech components, chief among a new roller bearing twin-scroll turbocharger. It runs at about 2.1bar (30.4psi). Mercedes says the engine is produced on its AMG production line beneath “one man, one engine” philosophy.
As you could imagine, this engine propels the sporty wagon like a bullet shot at a gun. Mercedes says 0-100km/h happens in 4.1 seconds inside the standard model, or perhaps 4.0 seconds in the case of the 45 S. This is certainly helped by the car’s 4Matic all-wheel drive system gives the traction, while an eight-speed dual-clutch auto ensures lightning quick gear shifts.
Drivers be able to to toggle between various drive modes by way of the AMG Dynamics system. It gives you Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual and Race settings, all altering the throttle response, gearshift mapping, exhaust loudness, and suspension adjustment. This system is standard to the S model and optional within the regular version.
Braking performance comes as a consequence of some 350mm front and 330mm rear disc brakes in regular form, or, going up on the S sees 360mm front discs added. They are clamped by four-piston front calipers or six-piston front calipers, respectively.
Inside, passengers are served with the modern MBUX digital interface. This consists of two wide-screen digital displays, with one for that media and car settings, and the other for your instrument cluster. This latter screen are usually configured in Classic, Sport and Supersport themes, even though the media system offers voice activation by saying “Hey Mercedes”.
Being a wagon, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 offers practicality on account of a 505L boot which will come with contactless hands-free access. The boot width is 871mm, that’s up considerably within the previous model’s 635mm width, meaning be more successful to load cargo.
The new model is set to go on sale a lttle bit later at the moment. As previously confirmed, the Australian arm doesn’t have any intends to introduce any variants with the new CLA Shooting Brake to local showrooms. However, the brand new A-Class sedan and CLA are offered.