The upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG was recently spied near Augsburg, Germany by Michael, a friend of World Car Fans.
Based on the photos that show the large front grille, it seems that it will look a lot like the grille on the Concept A-Class. What makes the grille so interesting is that it has several “dots”. You’ll also notice in the photos that the front fascia is quite aggressive, the new CLA 45 has aerodynamic side skirts, dual exhaust, trunk-mounted spoiler, high-performance brakes and the typical double five-spoke AMG alloys.
As previously reported by WCF, the CLA 45 AMG will likely receive a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates 335 HP (246 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. It will be partnered with a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox that will send the power to all four wheels. A 0-62 mph sprint should take around five seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
The Mercedes CLA 45 AMG has been confirmed and will make its debut next September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.