Spy photos of the all-new 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 are available now. As rumored, it will be equipped with an electric supercharger to easily develop 400 hp.
The car has a really aggressive look with its larger intakes and wheels, 4 big exhaust pipe tips, a diffuser, a lower suspension and Panamera-styled grille. The trunk lid was reshaped for better downforce.
A 48-volt battery powers an engine which feeds more cold air to the 2.0-liter motor to compensate for turbo lag and to deliver from 200 hp per litre of displacement.
The powertrain also includes an electric engine and a 7-speed transmission – the same as on the CLS 53 model. Mercedes promises more than 400 hp of output for the CLA 45.
It will be faster than the Porsche Cayman of similar pricing. The 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 will accelerate in 4 second to 100km/h (62 mph).
The carmaker has been also working on a 340-hp CLA 35.