July 22, 2014: Mercedes Benz India has officially rolled out its highly anticipated, CLA 45 AMG saloon in Indian automobile market. This is a performance oriented vehicle that comes equipped with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that is capable of developing a whopping 360bhp in combination with a pounding torque output of 450Nm. This engine is coupled with a 7-speed AMG speedshift DCT transmission gear box that delivers torque to all its four wheels. It also comes equipped with an AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, which enables 50:50 load distribution. On the other hand, this saloon comes loaded with advanced features like 3-stage ESP with curve dynamic assist, which enhances the agility and traction of this vehicle. It is also packed with several attractive features like bi-xenon headlamps, a classy set of 5-twin spoke light weight alloy wheels and a twin-blade radiator grille painted in titanium grey. It is blessed with several advanced features like automatic AC unit, infotainment system, electrically adjustable front seats, and a multi-functional sports steering wheel. This astounding saloon has been priced at Rs. 68.50 lakh, ex-showroom New Delhi.
Mercedes Benz India has officially introduced its smallest AMG model, CLA 45 AMG at in the Indian automobile market. Underlying the growing popularity for the AMG class vehicles in India, the company has launched its much talked about vehicle, Mercedes Benz CLA Class for the auto enthusiasts in the country. This compact saloon is perhaps one of the highly desirable vehicle among the AMG class models. This latest vehicle is equipped with a newly developed 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, which is considered to be the most powerful in its class. It has the ability to churn out 360bhp and yields 450Nm, which makes it world's most powerful 4-cylinder engine. The company claims that this saloon can reach an electronically limited top speed of about 250 Kmph, while accelerating towards 100 Kmph from a standstill in just about 4.6 seconds, which is rather outstanding. This newly introduced saloon has a unique look in comparison to the rest of the prevalent AMG models. To begin with the frontage, it comes with a clear lens based smoked headlight cluster incorporated with projector lamps, LED daytime running lights and and turn indicators. In the center, the company fitted a honeycomb radiator grille that has distinctly designed aluminum coated horizontal slat along with a chrome plated company logo in the center. It also has a stylishly structured bumper, which comes fitted with an aluminum, blade shaped protective cladding under it. The wheel arches have been fitted with a stylish set of star-spoke alloy wheels that are covered with robust tubeless radials. You can also find protective cladding on the side and rear profiles, which prevents this saloon from minor damages. The company has given gloss black finish to the window sill surrounds and to the roof as well, which enhances its AMG characteristics. Coming to the sides, it has the design cues extracted from the 'A Class' hatchback, but the space is as huge as a C-Class saloon. This contributes towards providing comfortable seating for at least five passengers. Its interiors are done up in black color scheme and is further complimented by a lot of chrome inserts. This vehicle has all the features that pampers its occupants all through their journey. It has aspects like AMG sport seats, an advanced instrument cluster with 4.5-inch, TFT multi-functional display and an automatic climate control unit. Apart from these, there are features like Audio 20 CD music system, adjustable center armrest, comfort seat package and a multi-functional holder in central console. This vehicle will lock horns with the likes Audi RS7 and BMW M3 and M4 in the automobile market.
This saloon is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that is capable of producing 360bhp of maximum power and a hammering peak torque of 450Nm. This vehicle is loaded with features like panoramic sliding sunroof, AMG floor mats, electrically adjustable performance seats and a leather wrapped multi-functional steering wheel. Its exterior aspects include AMG 5-twin spoke alloy wheels, sport exhaust system, bi-xenon headlamps and 4MATIC badge. Its safety aspects include AMG high performance braking system, advanced PRE-Safe aspects like tyre-pressure monitoring system, airbags, 3-stage electronic stability program with curve dynamic assist as well....
This newly launched Mercedes Benz CLA Class is introduced with a petrol engine under the hood. It is a newly developed 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is extremely powerful in its segment. It is further incorporated with an electronically controlled fuel injection system, which helps in reducing the consumption of fuel. This engine has the ability to produce a minimum mileage of about 11 kmpl under standard driving conditions, while delivering a maximum of 17.2 Kmpl on highways.
This latest vehicle comes equipped with a brand new 2.0-litre petrol power plant, which is perhaps the most powerful 4-cylinder engine. It is coupled with a sophisticated AMG speedshift DCT 7-speed transmission gearbox that is accompanied by 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. It can sprint towards a 100 Kmph speed mark from a standstill in just about 4.6 seconds and it can reach an electronically limited top speed of 250 Kmph.
This 2014 Mercedes Benz CLA 45 AMG has a compact body structure with a very neat finish overall. It resembles a coupe, thanks to its concave C-pillars and elegantly crafted boot lid. Its rear profile is decorated with a distinctly designed taillight cluster that is powered by LED brake lights and turn indicators. Its boot-lid has a lustrous structure and is neatly affixed with company's logo and a chrome plated 4MATIC badge. The rear bumper has a muscular design and it is incorporated with an AMG sports exhaust system featuring a pair of air ducts along with two chrome tipped exhaust pipes. It is also fitted with a protective cladding, which adds to its rugged appeal. Its side profile is quite expressive owing to its expressive lines all over. This stylish has a neatly curved wheel arches that are skillfully fitted with a set of 18-inch lightweight alloy wheels. Also there is a brushed aluminum cladding fitted under body that adds to its contemporary looks. Its ORVM caps along with the door handles have been painted with body color, while its window sill have been garnished with gloss black shade. Coming to the front profile, this vehicle comes with design cues of A-Class hatchback. The most dominant part of the front profile is the diamond radiator grille that has a thick horizontally positioned twin-blade radiator grille. It is further affixed with a chrome plated company's logo, which gives it a radiant look. Surrounding this grille is the expressively crafted headlight cluster with LED daytime running lamps and bi-xenon headlamps. The front bumper has a pair of air ducts and air intake console that contributes towards better air intake.
This luxury saloon comes with 4691mm of total length, an overall width of 1777mm (excluding external mirrors) and 1416mm of decent height. On the other hand, it comes with a large wheelbase of about 2699mm, which is quite good.
Coming to the interior section, this newly introduced vehicle has a splendid interior cabin that is neatly done up with black color scheme. Its interiors are tailor made for those individuals, who prefer a luxurious cabin equipped with advanced features. The company has used high quality scratch resistant material for giving it an aristocratic finish inside. The dashboard has been crafted very sleekly and is equipped with chrome tipped AC vents. Its central console comes equipped with an advanced infotainment system, automatic AC unit and several other control functions. The dashboard is further equipped with a three spoke steering wheel that is wrapped in premium ARTICO leather upholstery with contrast red stitching. Furthermore, it is mounted with audio and call function switches along with paddle shifters as well. At the same time, it is integrated with a centrally mounted start-up screen that supports navigation system and provides touch controls for audio unit. In addition to these, the instrument panel has two round clusters along with a 4.5-inch TFT screen that provides information related to vehicle speed, tachometer, fuel levels and other warning lights. It also comes with utility based features like cup holders and storage compartment accessory power sockets, inside rear view mirror and storage pockets. The cockpit section is fitted with performance seats, which are electrically adjustable and have 4-way lumbar support as well. These seats have integrated head-rests and are covered with premium quality ARTICO man-made leather upholstery. On the other hand, the company has equipped some of the features like, sun glass holder, sun visors with illuminated mirrors, AMG floor carpets with contract stitching and door grab handles.
This vehicle is loaded with several sophisticated comfort features that makes journey fatigue-free. It has an advanced automatic air conditioning system with air quality control and pollen filter, which keeps the entire cabin pleasant. It is also loaded with features like a power steering with tilt and telescopic function, a large glove box unit, all four power windows with one touch operation, driver seat height adjuster with memory function, remote fuel and boot lid opener, key less entry, push button start-stop function and electrically adjustable outside mirrors. Apart from these, this saloon comes incorporated with a reverse parking aid with display on infotainment system that provides excellent assistance while parking in congested areas. This infotainment screen also supports a navigation system with integrated maps and an audio system with touch controls.
The cockpit section of this saloon comes with 1006mm of head room, while its rear cabin comes with a decent 905mm of head space. On the other hand, the leg space in the front and rear cabin is quite good thanks to the large wheelbase of 2699mm. At the same time, this saloon comes with a huge 470-litre boot compartment along with a mammoth 56-litres of fuel storage capacity.
As said above, this latest vehicle comes with an advanced 2.0-litre petrol engine, which is rated as the most powerful 4-cylinder mill ever built. This engine has a displacement capacity of 1991cc displacement capacity and is incorporated with an electronically controlled fuel injection system. It comprises of 4-cylinders and 16-valves based on a double overhead camshaft valve configuration. This petrol mill is further equipped with an advanced turbo charging unit that allows it to produce a peak power output of 360Bhp at 6000rpm along with a hammering torque output of 450Nm between 2250 to 5000rpm. This engine is skilfully paired with a sophisticated seven speed DCT AMG Speedshift transmission gearbox that is accompanied with AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. The car maker has further loaded it with an advanced AMG sports exhaust system that contributes towards improving acceleration and overall performance of this engine.
This luxury saloon is packed with an innovative AMG instrument panel with twin-tube look and has a 11.4CM multi-functional TFT color display that also works as a start-up screen. Furthermore, it is loaded with an Audio 20 CD music system that supports MP3 playback, AM/FM tuner, AUX-In sockets and a USB port . It also supports Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming and call functions as well. On the other hand, buyers can customize vehicle with several exterior and interior accessories. Customers can opt aspects like premium quality leather seating, carpet mats and other cosmetic aspects. As far as the exteriors are concerned, one can personalize the vehicle with trendy body decals, roof rails and spoilers that adds to its rugged look.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
This latest saloon is blessed with a sturdy set of 18-inch five-twin spoke style alloy wheels as standard . At the same, buyers can choose multi-spoke style alloy wheels with high-sheen Silver and Black Matte finish. These stylish rims have been covered with a set of high performance 235/40 R18 sized tubeless radial tyres, which provides excellent grip on roads.
As far as the braking is concerned, both the front and rear wheels have been fitted with a set of internally vented brake discs that are accompanied by superior brake calipers. It is also incorporated with an anti-lock braking system in combination with electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist system . Furthermore, it is incorporated with a three-stage electronic stabilization program including curve dynamic assist, which reduces the loss of traction and improves its agility. Apart from this, this saloon is blessed with a rack and pinion based electric power steering system with speed-dependent control that provides precise response and simplifies its handling. Coming to the suspension, its front axle is coupled with a McPherson strut in combination with coil springs and gas filled shock absorbers. While its rear axle is fitted with an independent strut system that is loaded with tabular stabilizer bar.
This latest saloon is loaded with several sophisticated aspects that provides high level protection to the occupants. It has PRE-SAFE aspects like airbags, ESP with brake assist system, reversible belt tensioning, automatic closing of side windows and airbags. At the same time, it comes loaded with tyre pressure monitoring system, bi-xenon headlamps, impact protection beams, anti-theft device and a central locking system.
Mercedes Benz CLA Class Pros :
1. Unbelievable engine power and acceleration.
2. Asserting interior design with innovative comfort features.
3. External appearance is very charming.
4. Exclusive AMG package is an added advantage.
5. Ergonomically designed seats are quite luxurious.
Mercedes Benz CLA Class Cons :
1. Its availability as a CBU unit makes it quite expensive.
2. There is no folding option for rear seats.
3. Spare parts and maintenance cost is quite expensive.
4. There is still scope to improve its fuel efficiency.
5. Low ground clearance makes it difficult on uneven roads and speed breakers.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|13.0||17.0||335.4bhp @ 6000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
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