Very like its predecessor, the common variations of the new-gen Mercedes-Benz CLA spark little to no curiosity to driving fanatics, however the Mercedes-AMG fashions are true adrenaline photographs on wheels, particularly within the top-spec 45 S guise.
Not solely it boasts a whopping quantity of energy for a 2.0-liter four-pot, particularly 415 HP (421 PS / 310 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque, however the AMG-tuned chassis and all-wheel drive system, mixed with the fast-shifting eight-speed dual-clutch automated transmission, make for a extremely particular package deal.
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SportAuto’s Uwe Sener discovered this when he unleashed the CLA 45 S on the Hockenheim-GP circuit. On the finish of the timed lap, the sports activities four-door coupe posted a 1:59.50, which makes it two tenths of a second faster than the Audi RS5 Sportback and three tenths of a second quicker than the Ford Mustang Bullitt and Porsche 718 Cayman. It was additionally faster than the Alpine A110 S, Porsche Panamera GTS and first-gen Audi R8 4.2 V8, which accomplished the course in 2:00.00, 2:00.20 and a couple of:00.65 respectively.
Sener additionally posted a 2:00.70 within the Mercedes-AMG A45 S, which is similar automobile with a special physique. In response to FastestLaps, the CLA 45 S was simply as fast on the German observe because the BMW Z4 M40i, and slower than the Renault Megane RS Trophy-R and Toyota Supra Mk5, which did it in 1:59.20 and 1:58.80 respectively.