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Mercedes-AMG Quietly Facelifts the CLA45

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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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Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG gets its Shooting Brake on

We give BMW a whole lot of grief for its niche-exploiting ways. But in reality, Mercedes-Benz is very nearly as guilty. The latest batch of evidence supporting the argument is this, the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake.

See, Mercedes already makes the A-Class, a five-door hatch that…


Brabus gets its grubby mitts on Mercedes CLA45 AMG

Brabus isn’t afraid to get under the hood of any Mercedes-Benz to add a pinch more power and sharpen up the exterior, from the tiniest Smart all the way up to the big G-Class SUV. So it should come as no surprise that one of its latest releases is a tweaked version of the Mercedes CLA45 AMG with…


2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Review


The CLA45 is an interesting vehicle, poised as an entry level 4 door sports sedan coupe yet styled much like the CLS coupe in the higher end of the Mercedes-Benz lineup, it’s an expensive looking vehicle for very little money. Starting at $49k, it’s a bargain for an AMG, but unlike the others, it’s outfitted with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine instead of the mighty V8’s of its bigger brothers. So how does the baby AMG stack up?

With 355hp under the hood and fitted with 4matic AWD, the CLA45 is no slouch. Using the launch control “Race Start” mode, there is no struggle for traction, the car launches without much drama, rocketing to 60mph in a scant 4.5 seconds. Even though the 4matic system is really a front biased setup, the AMG wizards have done wonders to this setup, unlike its competitors. There is not a hint of torque steer as it puts all the power to the ground.

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Mercedes CLA45 AMG Racing is ready for a spot on the grid

Mercedes-Benz trotted out its CLA45 AMG-based racer at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. We first showed you the sedan in the deluge of news and reveals that precedes most good auto shows, and were blown away by the car, formally known as the CLA45 AMG Racing Series.

We were strolling by the …


Mercedes A45 AMG pitted against CLA 45 AMG in brotherly battle

Having already driven the new Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG, we’re just itching to get our hands on its hatchback counterpart, the A45 AMG. Not only has Auto Express driven both cars, it recently pitted them against each other in a head-to-head sibling rivalry throwdown.

On both the open track and …


NY Auto Show Preview: Mercedes Benz CLA45 AMG


On Superbowl Sunday, we got a chance to see Kate Upton and several other celebrities show off the new Mercedes Benz CLA Class in the CLA Superbowl commercial. While the CLA made it’s unofficial debut at the Detroit Auto Show, what was missing from the event was the upcoming AMG version, which is the version us gearheads are patiently waiting for since the unveil. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the CLA45 AMG will make it’s official debut at the New York International Auto Show.

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