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The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

  • Affalterbach/New York. Mercedes-AMG kicks off the automotive spring of 2013 in the "Big Apple" in dynamic style as the CLA 45 AMG celebrates its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show. The philosophy behind this four-door mid-series coupé matches that of the successful CLS 63 AMG, the trendsetter among four-door high-performance coupés. A glance at this high-tech package suffices to show that the CLA 45 AMG also has all the typical DNA to make it a perfect representative of the AMG's Driving Performance brand claim: with a peak output of 265 kW (360 hp) and maximum torque of 450 Newton meters, its turbocharged engine is not only the most powerful four-cylinder unit in series production anywhere in the world but also a highly efficient one that meets the EU6 emissions standard. With fuel consumption of 6.9 liters per 100 km according to NEDC combined figures, the CLA 45 AMG meets even the most exacting requirements. The performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive of the CLA 45 AMG similarly sets a new benchmark in its competitive segment.


    Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: "With the CLA 45 AMG, Mercedes-AMG is launching a unique and highly desirable automobile with all the typical DNA of AMG. A high-tech package that includes the most powerful series-production four-cylinder engine in the world as well as performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive, it embodies Driving Performance at its best."


    The new four-door high-performance coupé offers an exceptional combination of an excitingly sporty driving experience, extravagant design and exclusive individuality. With the CLA 45 AMG Mercedes-AMG is establishing a completely new segment – as it did previously with the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake (2012) and the CLS 55 AMG (2004). At the time of their launch, neither of these AMG models had any direct rivals, but went on to inspire other automotive manufacturers. Turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission - the CLA 45 AMG features the same drive system that is already powering the A 45 AMG to deliver highly dynamic and efficient performance.

  • Key figures at a glance:


    Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG


    1991 cc

    Bore x stroke

    83.0 x 92.0 mm

    Compression ratio

    8.6 : 1


    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

    Emissions standard


    Acceleration 0-100 km/h

    4.6 s

    Top speed

    250 km/h*

    *Electronically limited