September 21, 2023

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2024 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S Squeezes 416 HP Out of a 2.0-Liter Turbo

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2024 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S

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It’s been a number of years since Mercedes-Benz launched the current-generation CLA, which implies it’s time for a refresh. Though with out sitting the brand new automobile subsequent to the outdated one, you might not discover the styling updates to the 2024 CLA. Exterior adjustments are minimal, though they do make the automobile extra engaging. Each the entrance and rear ends have been tweaked, however the CLA’s already a handsome sedan, so we’re not precisely upset Mercedes didn’t do extra.

What’s most attention-grabbing is the engine within the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S. One way or the other, engineers have been capable of squeeze out much more energy than earlier than, bringing the brand new whole as much as 416 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque — from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. That’s a rise of 34 hp, and sufficient to launch the all-wheel-drive CLA 45 S to 60 mph in 4 seconds flat. That’s additionally extra energy than the E39 M5 made with twice the cylinders. (The previous-generation AMG CLA 45 S as soon as held the file for many highly effective manufacturing four-cylinder engine, however was not too long ago toppled by the 469-hp engine within the new hybrid C63.)

2024 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S

Photograph: Mercedes-Benz

Beneath the CLA 45 S within the lineup is the CLA 35, which “solely” makes 302 hp and desires 4.8 seconds to hit 60 mph. These figures aren’t almost as spectacular as its large brother’s, however let’s not fake {that a} sub-five-second zero-to-60 mph time isn’t fast. The CLA 35 additionally advantages from a mild-hybrid system that guarantees “nearly imperceptible” engine start-stop expertise and may add an additional 13 hp when wanted.

Drop all the way down to the bottom CLA 250, which in contrast to the others is front-wheel drive (all-wheel drive is elective), and also you solely get 221 hp. Nevertheless it does get the identical mild-hybrid setup because the CLA 35, which helps the bottom model hit 60 mph in 6.3 seconds.

2024 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S

Photograph: Mercedes-Benz

Inside, essentially the most noticeable change is between the seats. With an upgraded infotainment system, the outdated trackpad controller is not wanted and has been eliminated. The parking package deal and mirror package deal are additionally now customary, as is assist for wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You additionally get a variety of trim and fabric colour decisions, and there are a number of extra choices reminiscent of a heated steering wheel and an upgraded Burmester sound system.

Pricing has but to be introduced, however Mercedes says the up to date CLA will hit dealerships later this 12 months.

2024 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S

Photograph: Mercedes-Benz

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