They combine extremely sporty performance (acceleration 0-100 km/h in 4.1/4.0 seconds) and a variable interior with increased luggage capacity.
"The new CLA 45 Shooting Brake is already the third model of our completely new Performance compact cars portfolio. The driving dynamics and the sporty product experience are on a level which was previously unimaginable in the compact class," says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine is more powerful than ever, with an output of 285 kW (387 hp) or 310 kW (421 hp).
The peak torque of 500Nm (480Nm for the basic version) is available in a range of 5000 - 5250 rpm (4750 - 5000 rpm in the basic version).
With an output of up to 310 kW (421 hp), the completely new Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre engine is currently the world’ s most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder manufactured for series production.
The 8-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual-clutch transmission likewise contributes to the agile and dynamic character.
The standard RACE-START function allows maximum acceleration from stationary, a highly emotional experience.
One new feature is the active, fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive: for the first time, this system offers selective power distribution to the wheels on the rear axle via AMG TORQUE CONTROL.
This means that the power is distributed to the left and right rear wheels highly flexibly and at different ratios, according to the given driving situation – resulting in optimum traction, whatever the road surface conditions.
In addition, spectacular Drift mode (standard on the S-Model, included in the optional AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package for the base model) provides for even greater driving enjoyment.
This is made possible by a newly developed rear axle differential, which for the first time incorporates two multi-plate clutches.
These open and close at lightning speed to control the torque flow for each rear wheel individually.
The new AMG suspension with specific spring elements and the new, frequency-selective shock absorbers provides the basis for high directional stability and highly dynamic cornering characteristics with low body roll.