Introducing the Mercedes-AMG CLA
Introduced in the previous generation, the CLA AMG has proven a successful addition to the Mercedes-AMG roster. So, it is hardly a surprise to see it has returned, only this time it has introduced even more drama alongside even greater levels of performance.
The world of Mercedes-AMG is an extensive one that is also utterly brilliant. Regardless of what you may need from a car, the AMG division have something very special just for you.
It is worth noting that the CLA AMG is available as a coupé or shooting brake (estate). Explore the different variants below.
CLA 35 4MATIC
The CLA 35 is considered the entry-level model. Yet, with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine churning out a remarkable 306bhp, you would be forgiven for believing this model is the complete opposite.
Styling is subtle compared to its more powerful siblings. However, touches such as the AMG-specific grille, assertive air inlets and AMG alloy wheels ensure the CLA 35 makes its presence known upon arrival.
Acceleration is rapid, with the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system combining with the powerful engine to get the CLA 35 from 0-62 mph in just 4.9 seconds. All this performance, yet up to 36.7 mpg is possible on a combined cycle, thanks to excellent efficiency of the turbo engine.
CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ / Plus
If you thought 306 bhp from a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit was impressive, then you will be simply astonished by the CLA 45 S, which produces 421bhp from a heavily tweaked version of the same engine.
Acceleration is breath-taking as you would imagine, with 0-62 mph taking just 4.0 seconds. Top speed has been raised to 168 mph from the CLA 35's 155 mph top speed.
There is a number of changes to the aesthetics, including 19-inch AMG alloy wheels with red calipers sat behind them. Inside also benefits from AMG performance heated front seats, as well as an AMG performance steering wheel with AMG buttons.
Despite sharing the same 421bhp engine as the 45 S, the CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ Plus boasts an AMG Aerodynamic package that enhances the driving experience. In addition, this model comes with Adaptive Damping System that tailors itself to your driving style.
- DYNAMIC SELECT with driving modes
- 18" AMG alloy wheels
- AMG bodystyling
- Brake calipers with ‘AMG’ lettering on front
- Exhaust system featuring an automatically controlled exhaust flap
- LED High Performance headlamps
- AMG Performance steering wheel
- EASY-PACK tailgate (Shooting Brake only)
- Heated front seats
- THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control
- Parking package with 180° reversing camera including Active
- Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC
- 10.25-inch touchscreen media display
- Digital instrument cluster with three AMG display styles
- MBUX multimedia system including DAB digital radio
- Satellite Navigation
- Smartphone integration with wireless charging
Premium and Premium Plus specification packs available.
CLA 45 S
In addition/replacement to CLA 35 Premium:
- AMG DYNAMIC SELECT with driving modes
- AMG suspension
- AMG Night package with 19" AMG alloy wheels
- AMG-specific radiator grille
- Power domes in front bonnet
- Round twin 90mm wide tailpipes (2) with internal fluting,
- ‘AMG’ lettering and wide rear apron
- Wider AMG side skirts ; and wider front wings with flared wheel arches
- AMG Performance seats
- AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA microfiber
- Heated front seats with three settings
- AMG TRACK PACE
- AMG Drive Unit with Driver’s package
- 10.25-inch touchscreen media display and 10.25-inch digital instrument display
- Mercedes-Benz sound system, 225W
- MBUX augmented reality for navigation
- Smartphone integration with wireless charging¹
CLA 45 S Plus
In addition/replacement to CLA 45 S:
- AMG Aerodynamic package
- 19" AMG Forged alloy wheels
- MULTIBEAM LED headlamps
- Panoramic sunroof
- AMG Leather package
- AMG Performance Seat High-End Package
- Multi-Contour Seat package
- Massage effect in the lumbar region
- Electrically adjustable front memory seats incl. lumbar support
- Blind Spot Assis
- Exit warning function
- Traffic Sign Assist
- Burmester surround sound system
Experience the Mercedes-AMG CLA
The Mercedes-AMG CLA has certainly proven a success since its introduction, something we do not see changing anytime soon thanks to the improvements that have been made to the latest model.
To experience the thrill of the Mercedes-AMG for yourself, please contact your nearest Stratstone Mercedes-Benz retailer today to book a test drive.