Two hot Mercedes-AMG CLAs – 35 and 45 – have caught car paparazzi’s eye during winter road tests. They should be at dealers before the end of 2019.
Mercedes-AMG is testing hot modifications of the CLA model, which will challenge to the Audi S3 and RS3 when they arrive late this year. Spy shots of test mules leaked ahead the reveal.
Photos of both testees look almost similar. The CLA 45 can be distinguished by yellow accents. It features more aggressive bumpers, wider wheel arches and four exhausts compared to the 35’s two.
The couple will be identical to and share powertrains with their A-Class counterparts. So, the hot CLAs will have 2.0-liter gasoline turbo motor delivering 306 hp and 400 Nm to all wheels on the CLA 35 and over 406 hp on the CLA 45.
The Mercedes’s EQ Boost tech hybrid system will be used. Acceleration to 62 mph (100 km/h) will likely be below 4.0 second mark.
We expect the pricing roughly around €44,310 for the Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 model and €54,280 for the CLA 45.
Sales of these AMG versions in North America are not planned, at least, so far.
Source: Auto Express