2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG - US Price $47,450
Mercedes-Benz has presented the new 2014 CLA 45 AMG at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
The philosophy behind this four-door mid-series coupe matches that of the successful CLS 63 AMG, the trendsetter among four-door high-performance coupes.
As expected, it is powered by the same engine as A45 AMG. A turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol with 360HP (265 kW) and 450Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7 transmission sending power to a front-biased 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.
Another special feature designed to enhance dynamic performance and driving enjoyment is the so-called "Momentary M mode". In C and S mode, this enables the driver to activate manual mode ("M") without having to remove a hand from the steering wheel, by pressing the "up" or "down" shift paddle once. In Momentary M mode the driver experiences the dynamism and performance of gear-shifting in manual mode in all the automatic driving programmes, with automatic up-shifting on meeting the rpm limit into the bargain. This allows the driver to devote his full attention to the vehicle's impressive performance.
Other highlights include AMG independent sports suspension, 3-stage ESP with Curve Dynamic Assist, a set of 18" AMG alloy wheels fitted with performance tires.
Here comes the interesting part. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG is priced from €56,078 for European market and just $47,450 (around €37,000). Nobody knows, why the same car has almost 20,000 difference in price…
|Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG|
|Bore x stroke||83.0 x 92.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||8.6 : 1|
|Output||265 kW (360 hp) at 6000 rpm|
|Max. torque||450 Nm at 2250-5000 rpm|
|Engine weight (dry)||148 kg|
|Maximum engine speed||6700 rpm|
|Power density||133 kW (181 hp)|
|Peak pressure||up to 140 bar|
|Maximum charge pressure||1.8 bar|
|Fuel consumption NEDC combined||6.9 – 7.1 l/100 km|
|CO2 emissions||161 - 165 g/km|
|Efficiency class||C - D|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||4.6 s|
|Top speed||250 km/h*|