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Mercedes CLA45 AMG: First images with the performance compact coupe ahead of the 2013 NYIAS debut

Mercedes-Benz has released the first photo gallery of the new Mercedes CLA45 AMG, the performance version of the four-door compact coupe. The awaited live debut will take place at the New York International Auto Show 2013 ( March 29–April 7).

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Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG

While awaiting the New York International Auto Show (Jacob Javits Convention Center, NYC), scheduled to begin at the end of this month (March 29–April 7, 2013), Mercedes-Benz has released the first official pictures of the new Mercedes CLA45 AMG.

Mercedes CLA45 AMG Wallpaper [photo gallery]

Mercedes CLA45 AMG – Design & Engine & Price

The photo gallery shows the aesthetic changes “suffered” by the four-door coupe, the new aerodynamic kit, including front spoiler extensions, generous air intakes, a rear deflector and twin tailpipes. The AMG wheels aren’t missing, behind which we find hide red calipers.

According to the first information and judging by the technology borrowing logic Mercedes CLA45 AMG will be powered by the same petrol engine found on the Mercedes A45 AMG. It’s about the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine , capable of developing 360 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque (450 Nm). The unit will be assisted by the same seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Earlier this month, at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the German officials have revealed that the upcoming Mercedes A45 AMG will be able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.6 seconds and the starting price is estimated at over EUR 50,000. We can expect somewhat similar figures for the new Mercedes CLA45 AMG, and o top speed around 155 mph.

Mercedes CLA45 AMG Video

Mercedes CLA45 AMG via Mercedes-Benz

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