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Mercedes-AMG Quietly Facelifts the CLA45

With only 3 years of production under its belt, the Mercedes-AMG CLA45 gets a minor facelift with subtle updates to make the CLA45 even better. We test drove and reviewed the original CLA45 over in Las Vegas a couple of years ago and have grown to love the little four door coupe from Affalterbach, and it’s great to see Mercedes-AMG continue to improve on what is already an excellent car.

Starting with the exterior, the CLA45 gets upgraded aerodynamics in the form of an upgraded front bumper with the classic AMG A-Wing design, rear diffuser insert with 4 vertical fins, as well as a lip spoiler on the trunk. An optional aerodynamics package adds a larger front splitter, additional winglets, and a lip spoiler.

Performance wise, last year’s upgraded drivetrain consisting of a 25hp bump (now to 381hp) along with the shorter gear ratios installed in the AMG 7 speed DCT improves on the original CLA45’s performance. 0 to 100km/h now arrives in only 4.2 seconds using the RACE START launch control system.

The 2017 CLA45 arrives in showrooms this fall. Check out our gallery below and let us know what you think of the upgrades.

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2015 Mini Countryman

I can’t see a difference, can you see a difference?  This is the updated Mini Countryman.

The S version gets a bump in power to 190hp and 3 new colours are available. What you see here is the Jungle Green Metallic. There are some smaller technical updates and chrome trim for the JCW (John Cooper Works) edition.  It available in front wheel drive and all wheel drive.

You’ll feel safe driving it knowing that it got 5 stars on the Euro NCAP test rating.

Click through for the gallery, which looks a lot like the last Mini Countryman gallery we posted.