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  Mercedes CLA45 AMG
2014 - date
Mercedes CLA45 AMG
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Mercedes CLA45 AMG Mercedes CLA45 AMG Mercedes CLA45 AMG Mercedes CLA45 AMG

Metric   Imperial
Class GT
Body 4 Door 4 Seat
Layout Front Engine
4 Wheel Drive
Transmission 7 Speed Dual Clutch
Number Built  
Type Conventional
Details Turbo 4 cyl
121 in3 
Max Power
375 bhp @6000rpm 
Max Torque
350 lb/ft @2200rpm 
Power to Weight
240 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
224 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 188 bhp/litre 
Compression 8.6:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.27 X 3.62 in 
Fuel Cons
41 mpg 
Emissions 162 g/Km Co2 
Top Speed
155 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
4.3 sec 
0 - 100 mph
10.9 sec 
0 - 124 mph
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
Standing qtr Mile
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
184.7 in 
70.0 in 
55.7 in 
3494 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8.0 X 18
8.0 X 18 
Tyres (F/R) 235/40 R18
235/40 R18 
Fuel Capacity
12.3 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £40000
Used Price £35000 - £43000

Pitched as a cut down CLS, Mercedes' CLA has now been given the AMG treatment, making this humble four seater a true performance car in it's own right.

Launch control and 4-wheel drive equate to excellent traction. It may only have 4 cylinders, but 60mph is reached from rest in under 5 seconds, with a limited 155mph top speed. For a car with a combined fuel economy of 41mpg, these are seriously impressive figures.

The CLA is a little pricey at over 40k, but you do get very reasonable economy and emissions, with all the real world performance you are ever likely to need. This could signal a significant change in what we used to consider to be a 'real' AMG performance car.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
79% 79% 14% 10
Ranks 40 of 771 Ranks 115 of 771 Ranks 81 of 771 Ranks 173 of 771

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