Mercedes-AMG has unveiled its newest mannequin, the CLA 35, which can make its debut on the upcoming Shanghai Motor present. The recently-revealed CLA is the third of Mercedes-Benz’s newest era of compact fashions to obtain the AMG therapy, following the A35 4Matic hatchback and the lately introduced A35 4Matic saloon.
The brand new CLA 35 is deliberate to be positioned beneath the six-cylinder C43. Regardless of being shut in conception to the four-door A35 saloon, AMG is banking on the extra expressive design of the CLA 35 to search out favour amongst explicit clients.
The brand new AMG mannequin receives the identical transversely-mounted 2.Zero-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged unit because the A35 variants. Primarily based across the M254 designated unit utilized by the CLA 250, it produces 306hp at 5,800rpm and 400Nm of torque at three,000rpm.
Drive is distributed to all 4 wheels by way of a 7-speed dual-clutch computerized gearbox and a multi-plate clutch four-wheel-drive system – a mixture Mercedes-AMG says can differ the drive break up from 100 % to the entrance wheels to 50:50 % entrance and rear, relying on prevailing traction.
The German carmaker quotes an official Zero-100kph time of four.9sec, or Zero.1sec slower than the A35 4Matic sedan, in addition to an electronically restricted high pace of 250kph.
Mirroring the visible adjustments already integrated on the A35 saloon, the CLA 35 receives a closely restyled entrance bumper that includes a entrance splitter aspect, bigger air ducts and a revised grille. Additional again, there are AMG door mirrors and extra distinguished sills beneath the doorways. On the rear, it adopts a equally sporting therapy and will get a brand new rear bumper with a multi-channel diffuser and twin chromed tailpipes, in addition to a small lip spoiler atop its brief trunk lid. It will get 18-inch wheels as commonplace, although 19-inch rims can be out there in some markets as an choice.
Inside, AMG’s newest mannequin comes geared up with Mercedes-Benz’s MBUX working system, which works together with commonplace digital devices and an infotainment show inside a typical panel throughout the high of the dashboard. The devices might be customised with totally different modes, together with a so-called Supersport mode that introduces AMG-specific knowledge.
As with the first-generation CLA, AMG plans an much more potent model of its new-style-led, four-door compact mannequin within the type of a brand new 400hp-plus CLA 45 4Matic.
There is no such thing as a information of the brand new CLA making it to India anytime quickly; nonetheless, Mercedes-Benz has been engaged on bringing the A-class sedan to our shores.