South Africa – The CLA 45 AMG sees Mercedes-AMG adding another model to the recently introduced four-cylinder engine range. Following the successful A 45 AMG introduction, Mercedes-AMG now offers two high-performance cars powered by a four-cylinder engine. Both new models provide an exciting introduction to the world of AMG.
With an output of 265 kW and a peak torque of 450 Newton metres, the AMG 2.0-litre turbo engine is the world’s most powerful four-cylinder engine in series production. It is also exceptionally efficient and meets the requirements of the EU6 emissions standards.
NEDC combined fuel consumption of 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres puts the A 45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG at the top of their segments. Performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive sets new standards in dynamic handling.
The CLA 45 AMG also offers a fascinatingly sporty driving experience, characterised by impressive craftsmanship andindividuality. This new four-cylinder model features the hallmark AMG DNA, largely down to the fact that during design and development the Mercedes-AMG experts were able to draw on all their experience in motorsport and the construction of powerful high-performance cars and components gained over the past decade.
BlueDIRECT turbo engine, all-wheel drive and AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission – the CLA 45 AMG boasts an extremely attractive, dynamic and efficient drive configuration.
Dynamic and individual cars for new target groups
With ages ranging between 30 and the mid-40s, the CLA 45 AMG target group is also younger and more unconventional than the previous AMG customers.Professionally successful and independent, non-conformists, these customers are looking for dynamic and individual cars.
Their wish is to express their freedom in style- and trend-driven lifestyle with a car from a recognised performance brand.The CLA 45 AMG follows the philosophy of the successful CLS 63 AMG – the trend-setting four-door high-performance coupé. It offers a unique combination of a fascinatingly sporty driving experience, extravagant design and maximum individuality.
Mercedes-AMG appeals to the tech-savvy and flexible attitude to life adopted by both target groups by offering a wide range of equipment, colour and material options for the new models.
Twin-scroll turbocharger and AMG sports exhaust system with
Mercedes-AMG addresses the essential challenges concerning the response of small-displacement turbo engines by means of a twin-scroll turbocharger, maximum derestriction of the exhaust system and an innovative injection strategy.
The twin-scroll technology provides for a more spontaneous build-up of charge pressure, making effective use of exhaust gas back pressure, exhaust gas temperature and exhaust gas impulse. This results in a swifter build-up of torque right from the lower rev range. As a positive side-effect, the twin-scroll technology also benefits fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.
The AMG sports exhaust system features large pipe cross-sections and an automatically controlled exhaust flap: this technology, which is familiar from the SLK 55 AMG, reconciles the two apparently conflicting aims of tangible dynamic spirit and hallmark Mercedes comfort on long journeys.
Performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive
The CLA 45 AMG comes with variable, performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive as standard. In developing this all-wheel drive system, the focus was firmly on performance and dynamic spirit.
The power transfer to the rear powertrain is provided by a compact power take-off unit (PTU) which is fully integrated into the 7-speed sports transmission. A two-part propeller shaft transfers the power from the AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine to the rear axle.
In the interests of favourable weight distribution, an electrohydraulically controlled multiple-disc clutch is integrated with the rear axle differential. The multiple-disc clutch control detects slip at the front axle. A hydraulic pump instantaneously presses the discs together and channels the engine torque to the rear wheels as necessary.
AMG sports suspension and AMG high-performance braking system
Like every AMG high-performance car, the CLA 45 AMG incorporates sophisticated axle technology. For enhanced dynamic handling, the McPherson front axle is fitted with stiffer steering knuckles and new elastokinematics. The four-link rear axle is also a completely new development.
Handling stability and precision are enhanced by the optimised elastokinematics and the rigid connection between the subframe and the body. The AMG sports suspension with specifically tuned spring/damper units and larger anti-roll bars provides for high lateral acceleration and a reduced rolling tendency in fast double bends.
The CLA 45 AMG comes standard with AMG twin-spoke alloy wheels, painted titanium grey with a high-sheen finish, fitted with 235/40 R 18 tyres. The AMG speed-sensitive sports steering with AMG-specific, speed-sensitive power assist enables high steering precision and agility. The AMG high-performance braking system with vented and cross-drilled brake discs all-round provides for spontaneous and reliable deceleration.