The Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG’s official debut is only about a week away, but photos of the car have leaked online. The images depict an aggressive-looking CLA that will sit at the top of the CLA line in the U.S. and abroad.
The CLA45 AMG will be powered by a turbocharged 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine producing around 350 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission will be standard, and the 0-60 mph sprint will take about 4.5 seconds. With the 2014 CLA250 starting at about $30,000, the CLA45 AMG should carry a price in the low- to mid-$40,000 range.
The car pictured in the leaked photos wears black wheels with red-painted brake calipers and a body kit that makes clear this is no ordinary CLA. Inside, the CLA45 AMG in the leaked photos has black sports seats with red accents, carbon fiber trim, and red stitching across the dash.
We’ll have more on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG live from next week’s New York auto show.