Mercedes Benz has also introduced a 360 degree communication campaign drawing attention to the upcoming CLA 45 AMG titled of ‘Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Ah My God’ drawing attention to its AMG tag. CLA 45 AMG and European production GLA model were on display at Delhi Auto Expo early in February.
In 6 months, CLA 45 AMG is a reality with its launch today at a price of Rs 68.5 lakhs at Buddh International Circuit, so one could see first hand what it’s capable of. In regards to CLA, Mercedes-Benz plans to launch it in India within 180 days ( 6 months).
With a reputation of volume driver in the AMG range, its based on the outgoing CLA sedan, the new CLA 45 AMG sits on a Modular Front Architecture platform also seen on the A Class and B Class hatchbacks. CLA 45 AMG dimensions are as follows: length 4691 mm, width 1777 mm, height 1416 mm and a kerb weight of 1650 kg. With a boot capacity of 470 (VDA) litres, turning radius stands at a diameter of 11.04.
Mercedes Benz CLA 45 AMG will come in via CBU route and will compete against other two door sports models in the country such as BMW Z4, Porsche Boxster and Audi TT. Joining Mercedes Benz other AMG offerings in India which include C 63 AMG, G 63 AMG, GL 63 AMG, ML 63 AMG, E 63 AMG and SLK 55 AMG, the soon to be launched CLA 45 AMG will boast of state of the art interiors intrinsic to AMG badging.
New CLA 45 AMG 4matic drive is powered by a powerful 2.0 litre four cylinder direct injection turbocharged petrol engine returns max power output of 265 kw @ 6000 rpm and max torque of 450 Nm @ 2250-5000 rpm mated to an AMG speedshift DCT 7-speed sports transmission. The 4 cylinder CLA AMG displaces 1991cc and accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.6 seconds to hit a top speed of 250 kmph.
Mercedes CLA 45 AMG will be offered with three distinctive driving modes to include M Momentary Mode, S Sport Mode and C Controlled Efficiency Mode. Dealers have commenced taking in bookings even while the model is yet to launch and prices are still to be confirmed. However promising state of the art features, high level of power and incomparable performance, the only exclamation on official launch of Mercedes Benz CLS 45 AMG will be ‘Ah My God’.