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Mercedes-Benz launches exhilarating CLA 45 AMG

Heralding a new era of performance motoring in India, Mercedes-Benz launched the global style and performance heart throb – the CLA 45 AMG – in India. The CLA 45 AMG is all set to redefine performance driving in India as it boasts of the award winning ‘Most Powerful four-cylinder series production engine in the world’. It is for the first time in the history of the AMG brand, that a high-performance car powered by a four-cylinder engine is introduced.

The CLA 45 AMG is distinguished with its unmistakably sporty and emotive design elements that create a fascinating impression. The CLA 45 AMG boasts a cd value of 0.23. The front section exudes of characteristic sporty AMG style, with the “twin blade” radiator grille encompassing the central Three Pointed Star. A distinctive front splitter is situated at the bottom end of the central cooling air opening. Like the twin-blade radiator grille, it is painted matt titanium grey. Standard equipment includes bi-xenon headlamps.

The side view features lines that blend perfectly with the side sill panels and the inserts are in matt titanium grey. The “TURBO AMG” lettering on the wing is an additional distinguishing feature of the CLA 45 AMG. The CLA 45 AMG features 5-spoke light-alloy wheels 45.7 cm (18-inch) AMG 5-twin-spoke two tone light-alloy wheels in titanium grey finish.

The distinctive AMG body styling ensures a dynamic appearance from every angle. The CLA 45 AMG also includes exterior design elements like front apron with inserts in the front splitter, rear apron with trim in and side sill panels with inserts all in matt titanium grey finish.

The interiors of the CLA 45 AMG greets with an AMG start-up screen on the centrally positioned TFT colour display. The sporty instrument cluster features round black dials, carbon-fibre design, silver/red needles and an attractive speedometer. The CLA 45 AMG has an instrument cluster with a distinguished 2-tube look. The CLA 45 exudes high-class appeal courtesy the use of high-grade materials and AMG’s hallmark main menu in the central display. The central display provides the driver with information using three modes: “Warm Up” indicates the engine oil, coolant and transmission oil temperatures; “Set Up” indicates the current ESP® mode and the transmission mode (“C”, “S” or “M”); the “RACE” menu includes the RACETIMER, which the driver can use to record lap times on a racetrack.

The CLA 45 AMG’s interior features AMG Performance Seats, AMG Performance Steering Wheel and Panoramic sliding sunroof. The sportiness of the CLA 45 AMG’s interiors are also accentuated by the AMG floor mats and illuminated door sill panels with “AMG” lettering which lend an exclusive character to CLA 45 AMG. The red designo seats belts of the CLA 45 AMG completes the sportiness of the interiors.

The newly developed award winning AMG 2.0-litre turbo engine is the most powerful four-cylinder series-production engine in the world. A maximum output of 265 kW and up to 450 Nm of torque are unmatched by any other mass-produced turbocharged four-cylinder engine worldwide. The high output and torque coupled with the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive fitted as standard make for extremely dynamic performance: the CLA 45 AMG complete the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and have a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited).

The CLA 45 AMG’s AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission transfers the engine power to all the four wheels. The three transmission modes which feature the CLA 45 AMG are “C – Controlled Efficiency”, “S – Sport” and “M – Manual”. The Controlled Efficiency mode is configured for most fuel-efficient drive. The car also has a ECO start/stop function is available in this mode. The Sport mode has sporty gear-shift characteristics with shorter shift times, while the Manual mode has extremely fast manual shift times using the steering wheel shift paddles.

The CLA 45 AMG is one of the safest vehicles on Indian roads having best-in-class safety features and equipment list. From bi-xenon headlamps to PRE-SAFE® system, from tyre pressure loss monitoring system to the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) including ESP® Curve Dynamic Assist; the CLA 45 AMG prioritizes the renowned Mercedes-Benz safety aspects. The CLA 45 AMG also comes with 7 airbags.

The CLA 45 AMG is priced at Rs. 68.50 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi.

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