Contrary to popular belief, the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG does not compete with the likes of the BMW M3 or Audi S4 (it's actually more of a Subaru WRX STI and Mitsubishi Evo targeted type of competitor). There's no six-cylinder or V8 to be had under the hood of this AMG, as the CLA45 comes packing a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder that puts out 355 horsepower at 6,000rpm and 332 lb/ft of torque available between 2,250 and 5,000rpm. That massive grunt is all thanks to the Honeywell turbocharger, able to put out a whopping 26.1 psi of boost to make the CLA45 AMG the most-powerful production four-cylinder car in the world.
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Inside matches out in the CLA: a form-hugging, 12-way power-adjustable with memory sport seat cradles the driver. A sporty, 3-spoke Nappa leather steering wheel puts 12 multifunction buttons and shift paddles to hand. A 4.5" full-colour display adds a forward touch to the instrument cluster. And standard SOLAR orange ambient lighting bathes it all in a contemporary glow.
The CLA offers Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, and music streaming from your device. Or blast available Sirius XM satellite radio through the optional harman/kardon® 450 watt surround sound system. An optional voice-controlled COMAND system, with HDD Navigation and 3D maps, comes with a 7" full-colour screen, which is also your display for a 10 GB music register, SMS, and a 6-disc DVD changer, so you can watch while parked. In the CLA, there's never a dull moment.
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The CLA boasts active safety features. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST identifies the threat of imminent rear-end collision, notifies you, and ensures that available braking distance is used to maximum effect. ATTENTION ASSIST notices if you're drowsy, and warns you. And optional PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist makes parking a snap – identifying spaces, and parking into them, hands-free.