As the world inches ever closer to the inevitable release of Mercedes-Benz latest class of vehicles, the CLA-Class, news continues to pour out of automotive media outlets everywhere. The latest tidbit of information: the CLA45 AMG® officially has a price tag. As the latest model pumped out by the ever-amazing AMG® masterminds, the CLA45 AMG® and its turbocharged, all-wheel drive, 355 hp engine will be ready to hit the streets around the U.S. in November. What will it cost you to get behind the wheel of the incredible feat of engineering and design? A cool $48,375, after a $925 destination charge.
Sure, to many (including myself), anything more than about $25,000 starts to make us hyperventilate a little, grasping for our paper bag and hoping that the stars in our eyes go away quickly. However, if you are one of the multitude of AMG® fans out there, you will realize that this is by far the least expensive amount that you can pay for one of the most advanced, high-performing vehicles on the market.
A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps out 332 lb-ft of torque, a 0-60 mph time of around 4.5 seconds, and a top speed of 155 mph all accompany the AMG® branding on this car. The CLA-Class itself has produced new levels of excitement to the Mercedes-Benz USA lineup, but the CLA45 AMG® will find its way onto a new tier of its own. Get ready, because this awe-inspiring vehicle will blow you away — you’ll just have to remember to hang on.