In addition to the S-Class Coupe Concept that debuted yesterday, Mercedes has also unveiled their concept CLA 45 AMG Racing Series car at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Designed to act as the company’s entry-level customer racing car, the CLA 45 AMG Racing Series has been fitted a new front bumper, carbon fiber splitter and massive air intakes. There’s also extended wheel arches, new side skirts, an aggressive rear bumper fitted a carbon fiber diffuser and treadless racing tires.
On the inside, the CLA 45 AMG Racing Series features a functional race car atmosphere. The roll-over cage has been made of high-strength steel, there’s a carbon-fibre P 1300 GT racing bucket seat from Recaro, prepared for the HANS system (Head and NeckSupport), and of course there’s an integrated fire extinguishing system. The racing features don’t stop there, there’s an AMG instrument cluster, racing steering wheel with shift paddles and additional controls in the center console.
Powering the entry level customer race car is the world’s most powerful four-cylinder engine in series production, the turbocharged AMG 2.0-litre unit generates265 kW (360 hp) and maximum torque of 450 newton metres. As on the standard model, power on the racing version is transferred by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission.
For more information, expand the press release below.