2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 and CLA45 Detailed In Massive Gallery

Mercedes has just released a big image gallery of its newest AMG models, namely the A45 and CLA45, which claim to offer junior supercar performance in a compact footprint.

Both of AMG’s new babies are using a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out 382hp (387PS) and 354lb-ft (480Nm) of torque in the case of the basic 45 version and 415hp (421PS) and 368lb-ft of torque in the range-topping 45 S models.

All this power goes to all four wheels via a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, making it possible for the A45 S to reach the 62mph mark from naught in just 3.9 seconds. The more powerful S models also benefit from a rather self-explanatory Drift mode.

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

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).

AMG has also reinforced the bodyshell of the new 45 models with a lightweight aluminum plate underneath the engine, a front tower brace, a set of plates between the side members and the A-pillars, as well as diagonal struts both at the front and the rear of the underbody.

The result is a stiffer shell for the suspension to bolt on, providing a much better basis for it to work with in order to extract the performance required. The more powerful 45 S models also benefit from AMG’s Torque Control System, which uses two multidisc clutches in the rear differential to precisely control and distribute the torque to each individual rear wheel.

With all this performance packed in such a compact body, is the new Mercedes-AMG A 45 and CLA 45 a pair of genuine giant killers? The numbers don’t lie…

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  • PK

    Mercedes AMG in all it’s glory!!!! <3

  • Adi

    The CLA 45 looks too much like the GT 4-door. While that’s a good thing for the CLA owner I don’t think that GT owners will be too happy about this when their top of the line AMG shares styling with the cheapest baby AMG. Also the performance is not that far of 3,9s 0-100 for 45S and 3,2 for GT63S “the most powerful AMG ever”. That’s just 0,7 difference.

    • javier

      cla and gt gross looking imo

      that hatch though is bad @ss in a hooligan sort of way

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