The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC and CLA 45 4MATIC Shooting Brake: Avant-garde meets Driving Performance

Sophisticated AMG design idiom and aerodynamics: The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC and CLA 45 4MATIC Shooting Brake (fuel consumption combined: 7.3-6.9 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 171-162 g/km) offer an extraordinary combination of excitingly sporty driving experience, extravagant design and maximum individuality. The AMG 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with a maximum output of 280 kW (381 hp) and a peak torque of 475 Nm makes for thrilling drive, meaning that both models are among the most powerful in their segment. They sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 or 4.3 seconds respectively. At the same time, the fuel consumption (combined) of just 6.9 l/100 km also underlines the trailblazing standards of efficiency achieved by Mercedes-AMG.

In the case of the Coupé for example, the design of the AMG spoiler lip on the boot lid is characteristic of the optimised aerodynamics. Further exterior features include the AMG front apron in an A-wing design with front splitter inserts in matt titanium grey and high-gloss black flics. Typically for AMG, these features have a practical purpose as well as being visual enhancements in that they help to improve the flow of cooling air.

One prominent feature at the rear is the diffuser insert with four vertical fins which clearly have their origins in motorsport. The AMG Aerodynamics package, available as an optional extra, comprises a larger front splitter, additional flics, a black AMG spoiler lip at the rear plus spoiler lips over the simulated air outlets on either side at the back.

The standard specification includes AMG 45.7 cm (18-inch) ten-spoke wheels painted titanium grey with a high-sheen finish, with 235/40 R 18 tyres on 8.0 J x 18 ET 48. AMG 48.3 cm (19-inch) cross-spoke light-alloy wheels, either painted matt black with a high-sheen rim flange or painted titanium grey with a high-sheen rim flange and with 235/35 R 19 tyres on 8 J x 19 ET 48 are available as an option.

The interior is of a similarly high calibre. The instrument panel is upholstered as standard in ARTICO man-made leather, as are the beltlines. Both are given an exclusive finishing touch of red contrasting topstitching. A further highlight comes in the shape of the trim element, which features a matt printed finish, although the essential structure still has a polished surface that bears the AMG logo. It is available in black/red (standard) or in black/silver (in conjunction with the Exclusive package). There is also the optional AMG DINAMICA Cockpit package with a trim element in DINAMICA and a DINAMICA performance steering wheel. The ignition key and the E-SELECT selector lever each bear an AMG emblem.

Along with the powerful engine, features that ensure the highest possible level of driving enjoyment include the standard-fit AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, plus the fast-shifting AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission. A mechanical differential lock is available in conjunction with the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package (optional extra) to further enhance driving dynamics. This package also includes the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension, the performance steering wheel and the additional "RACE" transmission mode.

Technical data at a glance

 

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Shooting Brake

Engine

2.0-litre four-cylinder in-line engine with direct injection and turbocharging

2.0-litre four-cylinder in-line engine with direct injection and turbocharging

Displacement (cc)

1991

1991

Rated output (kW/hp at rpm)

280/381 at 6000

280/381 at 6000

Rated torque (Nm at rpm)

475 at 2250-5000

475 at 2250-5000

Drive system

Variable all-wheel drive AMG Performance 4MATIC with variable torque distribution

Variable all-wheel drive AMG Performance 4MATIC with variable torque distribution

Transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7‑speed sports transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7‑speed sports transmission

NEDC fuel consumption (l/100 km) urban/extra-urban/combined

9.6-9.2/6.0-5.6/7.3-6.9

9.6-9.2/6.0-5.6/7.3-6.9

Combined CO2 emissions (g/km)

171-162

171-162

Efficiency class

D

C

Weight (DIN/EC) (kg)

1510*/1585**

1540*/1615**

Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

4.2

4.3

Top speed (km/h)

250***

250***

* Kerb weight according to DIN without driver; ** Kerb weight according to EC including driver (75 kg);
*** Electronically limited, with AMG Driver‘s Package 270 km/h

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