2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45

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$49,950

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Overview

The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA45 is a lightweight car that is controlled by a 2.0L turbocharged inline 4 barrel motor. The motor puts out a pinnacle intensity of 375 HP and hits 60 mph in simply 4.1 sec. The vehicle likewise has an enhanced transmission and brakes from AMG.

With a beginning retail of $50,400, the vehicle offers elite and a decent eco-friendliness. It comes pressed with a ton of highlights including the full LED headlamps and more up to date form of COMAND Infotainment framework.

With the BMW and Audi offering able machines at a similar cost, does the CLA45 has the stuff to beat the opposition? We should discover.

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Pros

Good performing engine  

Elegant Aerodynamic design

Cons

Low capacity boot  

Infotainment system has a small display

What's New?

Great Brakes

Good shifting Transmission

Upgraded COMAND Infotainment System


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$49950

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

121 cu. in.

horsepower

208 hp

torque

350 lb.-ft. @ 2250 rpm

transmission

7-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13 in. ventilated disc brakes/13.8 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

182.3 in.

width

70 in.

height

56.6 in.

curb weight

3395 lbs.

ground clearance

3.7 in.

capacity

cargo volume

13.1 cu ft.

payload capacity

1080 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.1 sec.

standing ¼-mile

12.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/26/30 mpg

highway range

555 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

4 years/50000 miles

roadside assistance

yes



Ratings

Exterior

9.3

Engine

9.3

Interior

9.5

9.4

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 AMG CLA 45

AMG CLA 45

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$49,950

Configurations
AMG CLA 45 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
Transmission: 7AM MPG: (23/26/30)

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial Last updated 22 days ago

9.4

Overall Rating


 

9.3/10
Engine

 
 

9.5/10
Interior

 

9.3/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA45 is a lightweight car that is controlled by a 2.0L turbocharged inline 4 barrel motor. The motor puts out a pinnacle intensity of 375 HP and hits 60 mph in simply 4.1 sec. The vehicle likewise has an enhanced transmission and brakes from AMG.

Features

The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 is feature rich like any other Mercedes. The most important bits include the full LED headlights with daytime running LEDs, the latest command infotainment system from Mercedes, Bluetooth connectivity rear parking cameras and a collision warning and drowsy driver monitor.

Trims

AMG CLA 45

MSRP

$50,400

Features

19-inch wheels

LED headlights and running lights

unique styling and aerodynamic flourishes

a sport exhaust system

upgraded brakes and transmission

a torque-vectoring differential

a sport steering wheel and simulated suede upholstery inserts

8-inch infotainment screen

Mercedes' COMAND infotainment system

Bluetooth connectivity

a rearview camera

forward collision warning and mitigation

a drowsy driver monitor

the Mbrace emergency telematics

an audio system with

a CD player

HD radio

two SD card slots

two USB ports

There are 19-inch compound wheels, overhauled brakes and transmission, a game fumes framework and torque vectoring differentials on the CLA 45 that assistance upgrade the execution of the vehicle than its forerunner.

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Engine

9.3/10

“Like a teenager loaded with hormones, the CLA45's high-strung 375-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four is an aluminum block seething with emotion.” –Car Connection

The AMG CLA 45 is fueled by a 2.0L turbocharged inline 4 chamber motor and is mated to a seven-speed programmed gearbox. Its motor is ground-breaking and it delivers a pinnacle control yield of 375 hp and 350 lb.- ft. of torque.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45

Audi S5 Sportback Premium Plus

BMW 340i xDrive Gran Turismo

MSRP

$50,400

$54,400

$50,900

Engine

2.0L inline-4 turbo

3.0L TFSI 6 Cylinder

3.0L DOHC 24-Valve 6-Cylinder Turbocharged

Transmission

7-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

375 hp

354 hp

320 hp

Torque

350 lb-ft

369 lb-ft

330 lb-ft

Both the Audi A5 Sport back and BMW 340i element a 6 chamber turbocharged motor that is mated to a 8-speed programmed gearbox. The BMW produces 320 HP though the Audi produces 354 HP. That being stated, both the bigger motors are no match to the littler unit on the CLA 45 that produces significantly more power.

Acceleration

Despite the fact that it has a littler motor, the CLA 45 is a brisk vehicle. It does the 0-60 mph in simply 4.1 seconds, which is extremely great. Mercedes has worked admirably in tuning the motor for most extreme power yield, and does the quarter mile in 12.3 seconds.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45

Audi S5 Sportback Premium Plus

BMW 340i xDrive Gran Turismo

0-60 MPH

4.1 sec

4.5 sec

4.7 sec

Quarter mile

12.3 sec

12.9 sec

12.7 sec

Engine

2.0L

3.0L

3.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

6.8

7.4

7.7

The S5, having a larger engine is able to hit 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. The 340i does the 0 - 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. In terms of acceleration and power output, the CLA is the clear winner here leaving out the Audi S5 in the second place and BMW 340i at third.

 Braking

The CLA has the high-performance brakes from AMG. The car is fitted with 13.8-inch discs on the front and 13.0-inch discs on the rear. It has a curb weight of 3450 lbs. and these high-performance brakes do an excellent job in bringing the car to a complete halt from 60 mph in just 109 ft.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45

Audi S5 Sportback Premium Plus

BMW 340i xDrive Gran Turismo

Brake Front(in)

13.8

13.8

13.4

Brake Rear(in)

13.0

13.0

13.0

Curb Weight(lbs)

3450

3924

4103

60-0 MPH (ft.)

109

110

118

Both the Audi and the BMW are heavier than the CLA 45 and this additional weight has its effect on the braking of the vehicle. The S5 needs 110 ft. furthermore, the 340i requires 118 ft. to stop from 60 mph.

Ride and Handling

A Mercedes is about solace and extravagance. The CLA 45 AMG additionally pursues a similar guideline however the vehicle has been made to perform well as opposed to being an agreeable vehicle. The ride is stiffer than the typical C class and E class however it isn't that unforgiving either. The AMG has calibrated the suspension setup for most extreme execution without trading off much on the solace.

The CLA has a decent controlling that gives a decent measure of input. Be that as it may, the dealing with is better on the Audi and BMW. Mercedes is more centered around solace as opposed to driving elements. The BMW and Audi are on the stiffer side, which implies less body roll and greater spryness.

Fuel Economy

The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 has an efficiency of 23 mpg in the city and an eco-friendliness of 30 mpg on the expressway. The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 gives a joined mileage of 30 mpg.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45

Audi S5 Sportback Premium Plus

BMW 340i xDrive Gran Turismo

MPG (City)

23

21

20

MPG (Highway)

30

30

29

MPG (Combined)

29

24

23

The Audi A5 and BMW have lesser eco-friendliness than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 because of the bigger limit motor and more weight. The BMW 340i has an approx. the eco-friendliness of 23 mpg and the Audi S5 has consolidated eco-friendliness of 24 mpg.

Interior

9.5/10

Don't be fooled by its racy red-and-black interior and exclusive AMG options such as carbon-fiber trim and performance front seats. The CLA45's interior is cheapened by un-Mercedes-like plastics, cramped quarters, and limited standard features. -caranddriver

Seating and Comfort

The Mercedes-Benz is a 4 seater car. It has a general lodge volume of 91.5 cubic ft. The measure of headroom, bear room and legroom are satisfactory in the front. The back seats can situate 5 people however it is in every case better to have 4 on long adventures. The fifth individual can be suited effortlessly.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45

Audi S5 Sportback Premium Plus

BMW 340i xDrive Gran Turismo

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

Passenger Volume (ft cube)

91.5

98.7

N/A

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

38.2/56/40.2

39.4/55.7/41.3

41.3/55.2/42.0

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

35.6/53.2/27.1

37.0/54.5/35.1

38.3/54.1/39.2

The seats are very agreeable. They arrive in a dark topic with red accents on it and the car likewise offers sports seats and execution situates as a choice. There is likewise a programmed atmosphere control as standard on the vehicle.

Interior Features

  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Command Infotainment System
  • Black and red theme
  • AMG Multifunction sports steering wheels
  • AMG Instrument Console
  • AMG Drive Unit
  • Apple CarPlay and Mirrorlink

Infotainment System

The infotainment system on the AMG is the smaller version of the COMAND infotainment system from Mercedes Benz. It has a set of build in features like the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, build in satellite navigation and connectivity modes such as Bluetooth, AUX, USB or SD card.

The infotainment system also has the air con controls. Every setup on the car such as steering, throttle response, and suspension settings can be adjusted using the touchscreen system.

Trunk volume

In the back, the car has a boot volume of 13.1 cubic ft. This is a little boot contrasted with the boot size of others and furthermore has a high stacking making it hard to stack those extensive sacks.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45

Audi S5 Sportback Premium Plus

BMW 340i xDrive Gran Turismo

Volume (ft cube)

13.1

21.8

18.4

It is to a greater extent an execution vehicle than a pragmatic one and this is obvious from the way Mercedes has structured its inside, so the boot being little isn't an astonishment either. The Audi S5 has a boot volume of 21.3 cubic ft. while the BMW has a boot volume of 18.4 cubic ft.

Exterior

9.3/10

“The CLA45 wears the same exterior design and available appearance upgrades and adds the new AMG Performance Studio package.” -caranddriver

Evacuate the unmistakable three-point-huge name identifications from the CLA45, and most won't perceive this whimsical looking roadster is a Mercedes. Based at the swoopy Mercedes-Benz CLA-class, the brought down AMG variant wears a wild body bundle. While its format is more reckless than stunning, the outgoing CLA45 sincerely draws in consideration.

Dimension and Weight

The coupe looks present day, rich, and forceful with the vast flame broil on the front and extensive air dams on the front guard. Its streaming streamlined state of the roadster with the Drove tail lights makes the vehicle look extremely lively.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45

Audi S5 Sportback Premium Plus

BMW 340i xDrive Gran Turismo

Curb weight(lbs)

3450

3924

4103

Length(in)

183.8

187.1

190.0

Width(in)

70

72.6

72.0

Height(in)

55.7

54.5

59.4

Ground clearance(in)

4.6

6.2

6.5

Wheelbase(in)

106.3

111.2

115.0

Track width(in) F/R

61.3/61.5

62.5/61.7

60.7/62.4

It has a check load of 3450 lbs, being 183.8 inches long and 70 inches wide. The 45 has a general ground leeway of 4.6 inches and is 55.7 inches high and the wheelbase is 106.3 inches.

Exterior Features 

  • LED Headlamps
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • LED Taillamps
  • AMG sports exhaust system 
  • LED Headlamps
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • LED Taillamps
  • AMG sports exhaust system

Safety

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS and Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • BMW Assist eCall Emergency Sos
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver and Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap and Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

Competition

Mercedes CLA 45 Vs Audi A5

The Audi A5 is a greater amount of an all-rounder instead of being a vehicle with most extreme power. The Audi A5 has a 3.0L TFSI V6 motor that is bigger than the 2.0L Turbocharged I4 unit on the Mercedes. In spite of the fact that it is the littler motor of the Mercedes that has more power, it is agreeable to go on long outings in a higher dislodging motor vehicle.

The Audi offers greater common sense, space, solace and driving elements superior to the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA45. All that the CLA has is simply execution and needs out at everything else though the Audi A5 offers a decent bundle of extravagance, more solace, and common sense.

Mercedes CLA 45 Vs BMW 340i

Like the Audi A5, the BMW 340i has the edge over the CLA in everything else aside from execution. Despite the fact that the vehicle has a greater motor, the execution of the 340i isn't close to the CLA because of the heaviness of the vehicle. The BMW is heavier than the Merc's CLA.

The 340i is superior to the CLA regarding common sense as well. Where the BMW truly surpasses others is as far as driving elements. BMW autos have been known to concentrate more on enjoyable to drive qualities instead of just motor execution.

Final Verdict

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA45 is a superior vehicle from Mercedes that includes a 2.0L liter motor that produces more power than the 3.0L unit on the Audi and BMW. The vehicle is absolutely centered around execution and isn't at all a down to earth vehicle. It has a littler lodge and little boot.

The AMG CLA 45 is lightweight, has more power, better brakes and better eco-friendliness. So on the off chance that you are somebody who is absolutely centered around execution, the CLA 45 is the vehicle for you. Presently, in the event that you are searching for an all-rounder useful vehicle, there is no preferable alternative over the Audi A5 which offers the best in class space, great execution and is likewise amusing to drive.

Be that as it may, it is the BMW 340i is something that overcomes any issues between the Audi and Merc. The BMW has the best elements, performs well and furthermore has more space than the CLA.

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