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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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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

Mercedes-Benz offered a sneak peek of the all new CLA class for the North American market ahead of the Detroit North American International Auto Show today at a special event. This will be the first front wheel drive offering from Mercedes-Benz in the US market (Canadians got the FWD B-Class in 2005). The FWD model will be the only model available at launch this fall, with AWD variants of the CLA 250 as well as the CLA 45 AMG coming at a later date.

The CLA will be priced below the C Class, and above the B Class in Canada. Rumor suggests that the CLA will replace the C Class as the entry level Mercedes, while the next generation C Class, due out in late 2014, will be moved slightly upscale in both target market as well as pricing. The goal of the CLA class will be to attract a younger crowd to the marque, as Mercedes-Benz is targeting the 30-40 year old customers.

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