New Mercedes-AMG A 45 And CLA 45 Pack Supercar Performance In A Compact Body

Mercedes has finally pulled the covers off the new A45 and CLA45 AMG models at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The new baby AMG models arrive with some seriously impressive figures that are set to redefine their class; both are powered by the turbocharged 2.0-liter M139 four-cylinder engine with up to 415hp (421PS), a 0-62mph (100km/h) in as little as 3.9 seconds and a headline-grabbing Drift mode.

As before, customers will get to choose between two versions; the basic 45 model, which offers 382hp (387PS) and 354lb-ft (480Nm) of torque, and the more powerful 45 S with its 415hp (421PS) and 368lb-ft of torque.

Also Read: 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 Tackles The Nürburgring Virtually Undisguised

All models come fitted with the new eight-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission and the fully variable Performance 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system. The basic A 45 model can achieve a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 4 seconds flat (CLA 45 in 4.1 sec) while the A 45 S requires just 3.9 seconds for the same procedure (CLA 45 S in 4.0 sec). Top speed for the basic 45 models is electronically capped at 155mph (250km/h), with the S variants able to go all the way up to 167mph (270km/h).

The bodyshell of the new AMG 45 models is reinforced to provide a stiffer basis for the suspension; AMG engineers have added a lightweight aluminum plate underneath the engine, which supplements the also new front tower brace. Additional reinforcing plates can be found between the side members and the A-pillars, while diagonal struts at the front and rear of the underbody make the shell even more rigid.

The highlight in the Performance 4Matic+ all-wheel drive is the inclusion of the new AMG Torque Control system, which is housed in the rear differential; the system uses two electronically controlled multidisc clutches, one for each rear drive shaft, controlling the amount of torque sent to each individual rear wheel with much greater precision.

The much advertised Drift mode is standard on S models and part of the optional AMG Dynamic Plus package for the standard models. As with the bigger AMG V8s, the new Drift mode can be engaged when the ‘Race’ driving mode is selected, the ESP is deactivated and the transmission is in manual mode.

The new AMG 45 powertrain comes with six driving modes: Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Slippery, Individual and Race. The latter is optional on standard models.

Sales of the new 2020 Mercedes-AMG A 45 and CLA 45 are expected to begin by the end of this year.

 

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  • salamOOn

    that hatchback wing is ridiculous.

    • 2PacOfCarscoop

      your white Superman logo is ridiculous

      what are you trying to make out? White suerpmercy ?

      • salamOOn

        “You’re white Superman logo is ridiculous”

        and you are colour-blind and cant use your and you’re properly…

        • 2PacOfCarscoop

          wut?

          • runbuh

            Instead of “You’re white Superman logo”, you should have used “Your”. And the logo isn’t white.

          • 2PacOfCarscoop

            bruh, this is a full blown cyber attack on me! Leave me alone!

          • Leconte Dave

            Smh lol

          • Aeromann

            You are provocating and in the end you’re crying like a p*ssy. Ridiculous.

          • 2PacOfCarscoop

            leave me alone, you big bully

          • Aeromann

            No, I won’t.
            You should not use Tupac Amaru Shakur’s name, you don’t deserve it.

          • Mr. EP9

            Your troll game is weak.

      • Aeromann

        I am tired with this sh*t.

        And why not black supremcy?

    • Aeromann

      Agree, it’s little too big, but i think it’s not only for decoration. 😉

  • 2PacOfCarscoop

    I remember when Lancer made EVO’s with over 400 Bhp from a 2-liter… We’ve like, A 2-LITER !!!

  • I appreciate the real exhaust pipes!!!

  • Yilmaz Yasar

    Better than 1 series in every angle

  • wtvlol

    Awesome.

  • Kagan

    Why do they have the brake caliphers in front of the front discs? Do you not want better weight distribution by putting them behind the front discs?

  • SteersUright

    Powerful, fast, and ugly. Hopefully they drive much better than they look.

    • Thegunof42 88’s

      Im guessing the thinking is that from the driver’s seat, you wouldn’t need to look at the outside…

      And the reason it has good parking cameras is so then you can parking back-first into spaces easier, so you don’t have to approach and look at it.

  • JlHADJOE

    The highlight feature sounds an awful lot like Mitsubishi’s AYC, introduced with the Evo IV some 23 years ago!

    The highlight in the Performance 4Matic+ all-wheel drive is the
    inclusion of the new AMG Torque Control system, which is housed in the
    rear differential; the system uses two electronically controlled
    multidisc clutches, one for each rear drive shaft, controlling the
    amount of torque sent to each individual rear wheel with much greater
    precision.

  • javier

    stinger ftw

  • Aeromann

    Looks very good. 😍

  • WangWeiBestPRCPilot

    Current A45 sounds horrible with all the farty exhaust sounds and the interior is full of cheap plastic 🙁

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