Mercedes-AMG A45 S and CLA45 S models add more power

Mercedes-AMG A45 S and CLA45 S models add more power

The world is yet to see people bonkers enough to buy a 380+ hp hatchback and then long for more power. But Mercedes-AMG’s latest creations, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 S and CLA 45 S, exist now, apparently boasting the most powerful four-cylinder production engine ever. 

Jumping straight to business, 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 S and its 4-door sedan-coupe sibling, the CLA 45 S, are powered by the same turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine that does duty in the “normal” A 45 and CLA 45. But in the hotter S guises, this engine churns out an impressive 416 hp with 500 Nm to boot it. The less powerful A 45 and CLA 45 are no less impressive. They produce 382 hp and 480 Nm to power the small cars which do the 0 to 100 kph run in 4 seconds and 4.1 seconds respectively. The more powerful A 45 S and CLA 45 S does the same job in 3.9 seconds and 4.0 seconds respectively. Regardless of the variant, all these cars will get an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and the 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system.

To add more fun to the mix, the A 45 S and CLA 45 S comes with a Drift mode inspired by the Ford Focus RS. This makes these all-wheel-drive cars (based on front-wheel-drive platforms) more tail-happy and fun to drive. The Drift mode is offered as an option with the non-S variants.

The front of the A 45 S and CLA 45 S gets a menacing look thanks to the large grill with prominent vertical slats. The S models also get 19-inch wheels in place of the 18-inchers worn by the regular 45s.

Expect the models to be available in the UAE and GCC by the end of the year.

What do you think?



  1. Mercedes is now way ahead in their designs than BMW and audi – sad days for beemer fans.

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