2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Cirrus White is the strongest 4-cylinder engine being produced, the 375-hp handcrafted AMG engine also boasts the highest hp/liter in the market, due in no small part to a intercooled twin-scroll turbocharger that pumps out a category-leading 26.1 psi of boost. Along with Direct Injection, rapid-multispark ignition and various advances to cut back friction, its peak torque rises to 350 lb-ft, starting at merely 2,250 rpm, for the -60 rush of just 4.1 seconds.
The aggressively geared 7-speed DCT combines racing-derived dual-clutch design with AMG SPEEDSHIFT(R) technology. Able to change gears quicker than a human can shift a normal manual gearbox, its shift paddles and rev-matched downshifts provide instant response. Or a Manual mode, it’s got two automatic modes, Comfort and Sport, and also a RACE START launch function. Graphite friction linings optimize the response and durability of their fast-acting synchros.With AMG calibration and components, the 4-wheel independent suspension teams tenacious handling with refined composure. Front struts and wishbones team which has a four-link design on the rear, all featuring rigid yet lightweight components with firmer spring and damping rates and an aggressive stance.
The AMG Sport Exhaust System enhances performance while generating a memorable sound from your four polished-chrome tailpipes. An electronically controlled internal butterfly valve reacts to engine rpm and throttle loads, to serenade acceleration far better revs having a rewardingly throaty growl, yet offer a pleasingly mellow tone during relaxed, quiet cruising. The 4MATIC all-wheel drive electronically distributes the force delivery to a 50/50, meanwhile it could be said that it is a redesigned front to be more rigid than the conventional variants. In addition, you can incorporate the front axle autoblocante for 3.190 euros. The automatic gearbox AMG Speedshift 7-speed flows from gear to gear without hardly notice and small cams behind the wheel offer all the power of decision in the most demanding modes.
Large, perforated and internally ventilated disc brakes assist to better dissipate the gases generated during hard or repeated braking, helping resist brake fade to take care of maximum performance. Painted calipers with AMG logos draw the eye to the 13.8-inch front and 13.-inch rear discs.Inspired by its trendsetting government, the CLS, the CLA is a near-verbatim translation from the acclaimed Concept Style Coupe showcar that captivated the international auto show circuit.
Flowing curves are accompanied by crisp, sweeping arcs to produce a three-dimensional sculpture that’s enticing of all the angle. Frameless door glass, an expressive front fascia and taut proportions define it an authentic, and truly modern, Mercedes-Benz 4-door coupe. Sitting in their seats already supposes a direct impulse to the most animal essence of the driver, everything incites to make the best of his possibilities. Upon awakening his block we discovered a guttural sound but without being exaggerated, a refinement that also moves to driving in comfort mode. Undoubtedly, one of the spearheads of the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupé is the ability to travel with your grandmother and your best friends at the same time, trips that (we all know) are carried out in very different ways.
The aggressively aerodynamic lower bodywork greets the wind head-on with an in-depth front apron featuring large mesh air intakes, and a lower cross-strut and functional winglets in Gloss Black. The chiseled side sills and sculpted rear valance feature matching inserts, with all the rear diffuser panel framing several chrome tailpipes and hang up removed from the bumper by the mesh-textured insert. Once you choose to leave behind the autopilot from point A to point B, this coupe leaves aside its façade to rebel like a stately sports car. Balanced and sincere in all aspects makes any driver an ace of the steering wheel, with the risk that this entails and that solves his incredible braking. The curve passage suffers from certain overweight but is insignificant against its stability and millimeter performance of its 4MATIC. The direction hardens significantly as well as its suspensions and the sound of escape, with some other backfiring that brings an unconscious smile.
Radar-based technology alerts you should you be approaching a car or truck ahead, as well as some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that advise a collision is probably going. When the driver starts to brake, Active Brake Assist can automatically provide an appropriate a higher level braking to assist prevent a collision or reduce its severity. If you fail to respond, the device can also initiate braking automatically from speeds up to 65 mph.
The very first system available today, ATTENTION ASSIST(R) continuously monitors different parameters of driving behavior, and will automatically alert the motive force with both visual and audible warnings whether it detects warning signs of drowsiness on long trips. Shift into Reverse, plus a rear-mounted camera displays a live 180-degree view of.
The coupe of the Mercedes-Benz A-class, which is actually not a, but a real sedan in a smaller format than the B and C-class (the Weiland 190 as the baby-Benz of the Americans was) of AMG were spiced up and equipped with the Viermatic, so an all-wheel-AMG-A.
How the increase in performance in combination with practicality and high life expectancy has developed, shows the 50-year comparison: in my active motorsport time was the expectation for racing engines at a liter output of about 100 hp; at 120 hp, the engines seemed to want to burn up the same. You do not need a huge luggage volume. Otherwise then you would have been able to choose the Shooting Brake, then the backseat would not only have plenty of room, but a lot more headroom than in the CLA had, which also larger lovers of the small Mercedes-class would have liked. And a lot of air behind the back seat for the transport of extensive luggage.
However, the consumption of the smallest AMG Mercedes clearly points to racing, which is not expected in liters, but in lap consumption. I’ve measured the liter and I’ve slipped quickly to two decimal places, and even with restrained “eco” driving still on just over nine liters of super-extreme sports Schumacher-Sprit (or should you now “Hamilton Ultra Super” say?). Since the stop-start device did not help, which leaves the engine at any stop on pressure on the brake pedal, when starting, however, the engine only a little delayed and throws the AMG so thank God, the cavalry start-Unart weaned. But also every cold start, because the stop-start device under the accelerator pedal is only at her pleasant working temperatures in waiting position, otherwise the engine runs with it, until it is warm.
I particularly liked the circuit with the paddles on the steering wheel, which invited to super sports driving. Raufschalten with intermediate gas, downshift with a short burst of gas and crisp on the exhaust in the gear changed, that sounded in the valleys or on the forest roads already very racing. Good that you could switch quickly in the villages to the modest modes “normal” or “eco”, in order not to bring residents and agriculture in motion.
Its interior perfectly reflects the versatile spirit of its exterior aesthetics. The details of the exclusive AMG package give the cardiac touch to its sober design but without a doubt, the Recaro seats in black leather Red Cut with contrast stitching in red that come with the AMG Performance (€ 2,778), a combination that is repeated throughout the interior: steering wheel, doors, armrests and even in the circular air trims. Special mention deserves the lever of the automatic change with the seal Affalterbach, details that make the difference in front of others that age their interior. The control panel, the pushbutton and the multifunction steering wheel suffer over the years and seem rough between such delicacy. The cramped footwell in front of the back seat, but made so well by the designers and interior designers of Daimler that the CLA – and certainly not its AMG version should be designed as a taxi rather than a fun car young or young at heart car fan, maybe even with younger children, but above all with much enjoyment of high-performance cars.
It is amazing to see how the manufacturers are able to squeeze a block like this Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC. Its four cylinders and the turbo render a power of 381 horses with a maximum torque of 475 Nm from 2,250 revolutions per minute until after 5,000 rpm. The data showed us how elastic it could be but you only really understand it when you drive (at any speed) and sink your foot, your answer is immediate unless you go in Comfort. Without becoming boring or far, this mode of driving configures the settings to make the trip a relaxed stroll. The change between modes – there are also the Sport, Sport + and Individual – is to be appreciated as soon as you are ready to travel a stretch of curves. Getting entangled in its infotaintment system is easy and it is still not as intuitive as that of its rivals in the Volkswagen group, something that has been overcome in the new batch of vehicles. Loaded to the brim with technological equipment, the truth is that you hardly use it when you are looking to drive and enjoy benefits that speak for themselves. In our case, the unit tested brought with it a whopping 16,000 euros (or more) in extras.
Mercedes-AMG 45 4-matic Specs
Length / width / height: 4,630 mm / 1,777 mm / 1,435 mm
Wheelbase: 2,699 mm
Curb weight: 1,555 kg
Payload: 495 kg
Trunk: 495 – 1354 l
Engine: Four-stroke 4-cylinder in-line engine with turbocharging
Displacement: 1,991 cc
Power: 155 kW / 211 hp at 5,500 rpm
Max. Torque: 350 Nm at 1,200-3,400 rpm
Acceleration 0-100 km: 6.8 seconds
Vmax: 240 km / h
EU standard consumption on average: 6.8 l
Test consumption: 10.1 l
Tank capacity: 56 l
Emission standard: Euro 6
CO2 emissions: 158 g / km
The copilot is also comfortable, especially when electrically adjustable seats are installed. There are plenty of shelves, even a small net on the transmission tunnel to the right still helps to ensure more order. And behind – as I said – just little headroom and also little space for the fellow travelers. Behind the driver’s not just the small Mercedes tight, when working in front of a long driver. Since helps as an alternative in the small A-class but just the GLA, and then just as AMG.
Overall, the AMG-CLA is a flat, chic little yet four-door sedan, looking quite CLS, quite the smaller sister of the large luxury coupe with four doors. There is no need to say more about the design of the small AMG, it has already been well discussed and praised at the CLA. Just as the interior, and of course the cw-value, the AMG thanks to the small lateral “wings” and “Finns” is better than the “normal” CLA.