The brand new Mercedes-Benz CLA (codenamed C118) will solely make its international debut in January subsequent 12 months, and can embody two high-performance AMG fashions within the type of the CLA 35 and CLA 45, as these spyshots recommend.
Clear visible cues that mark out the CLA 45 embody the Panamericana grille upfront and 4 round exhaust suggestions on the rear, whereas the CLA 35 will get a single-slat grille and twin exhausts. These cues aren’t not like these seen on the W177 A-Class, which is obtainable in A 35 guise and shortly, an A 45 as effectively.
each check mules just a little nearer, you’ll additionally discover the CLA 45 will get extra distinguished air intakes on the entrance bumper and extra fins on its rear diffuser when in comparison with the CLA 35.
Whereas there’s been no phrase on specs, the CLA 35 will almost definitely get the identical M260 2.zero litre four-cylinder petrol engine from the A 35. The mill incorporates a twin-scroll turbocharger and produces 306 hp 400 Nm of torque, with a seven-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission and AMG Efficiency 4Matic absolutely variable all-wheel drive system to information energy to the wheels.
As for the CLA 45, we’ll have to attend for Mercedes-AMG to official reveal the A 45 to have any inkling on what is going to go underneath its bonnet. For now, the A 45 is rumoured to additionally get a 2.zero litre turbo engine that makes over 395 hp, with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. If the just lately launched Christmas-themed video is any indication, the all-wheel drive system within the A 45 (and CLA 45) can function purely as a rear-wheel drive when put right into a devoted drift mode.
GALLERY: C118 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 spyshots
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GALLERY: C118 Mercedes-Benz CLA spyshots
The put up C118 Mercedes-AMG CLA35, CLA45 noticed testing Auto Reviews & New Cars on Paul Tan’s Automotive Information.