Mercedes-Benz India launches CLA 45 AMG at INR 68.50 Lakh
Modified On Jul 22, 2014 01:51 PM By Akshit
Another AMG is here! After introducing the GL63 AMG and ML63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz has now launched the CLA 45 AMG in India at INR 68.50 Lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). Underpinned by the A and B-Class hatchbacks' Modular Front Architecture (MFA) platform, CLA 45 AMG is the performance-oriented version of the sub-compact sedan CLA-Class, which will be making its way to the Indian roads early next year. The car follows the CBU (Complete Built Unit) route in India and arrives as a direct import from Germany.
Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “The launch of the CLA 45 AMG in India is a significant step forward towards the evolution of performance driving in the country. We are extremely delighted to introduce the first ever four-cylinder AMG in India and are confident that the CLA 45 AMG with its fascinatingly sporty design, scintillating driving experience impressive craftsmanship and individuality; will be a resounding success among our young customer groups. The CLA 45 AMG is a perfect embodiment of the AMG DNA and reflects the AMG brand pledge of ‘Driving Performance’. Boasting of the ‘most powerful four-cylinder series production engine in the world’ the CLA 45 AMG is an unmistakable result of Mercedes-AMG’s unsurpassable expertise in motorsports and engine development over four and half decades.”
“The launch of CLA 45 AMG is inspired by the resounding success of our New Generation Compact cars in India. We have seen a rising demand among our growing young customer base for a stylish and high performance car which makes a strong personal style statement adding practicality of everyday use simultaneously. The CLA 45 AMG suits the requirement of these young customers like no other AMG in the portfolio. The CLA 45 AMG is the seventh AMG product available in the Indian market and signifies the growing penchant for the performance sedan segment in India. With the launch of the CLA 45 AMG we not only pioneer the ‘Compact Performance Sedan’ segment in India, but also fortify our AMG strategy for India.” Mr. Kern further added.
Powering the CLA 45 AMG is the world's most powerful production 4-cylinder engine i.e 2.0-litre, twin turbo four-pot mill that churns out 355 bhp of maximum power and 450 Nm of peak torque. The force is transferred to all- four-wheels via Mercedes’ 4-MATIC technology through an AMG Speedshift 7-speed transmission. With these power specs., the car sprints 0-100 kmph in just 4.6 seconds and keeps accelerating until it reaches its electronically limited top speed of 250 kmph.
The latest entrant in the AMG line-up comes equipped with three driving modes, namely M- Momentary Mode, S - Sport Mode, and C – Controlled Efficiency mode. In terms of equipment, the car offers an array of features including nine airbags, adaptive brake with hold function & attention assist, ESP, climate control seats, rear park assist, touch screen, steering mounted controls and shift pedals.
The CLA 45 not only take on the likes of the Audi S4, but will also also go up against the likes of the luxury saloons and SUVs in the same price bracket.
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