The CLA lineup from Mercedes-Benz is generally considered to be the entry-level luxury coupe segment for the German automaker. While this may be true for the base CLA 250, there’s another animal backed by the highly-reputable AMG® nameplate. The performance-enhanced AMG® CLA 35 Coupe and AMG® CLA 45 Coupe are the big brothers of the CLA 250, so to speak. Be warned – these models aren’t for the faint of heart. Exceptional performance and innovative technology come in both models, and you may find that there’s way more available in them than you had bargained for. We’d like to cordially invite you to come check out the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLA Coupe here in New London CT. Your future chariot awaits.
For a confident and aggressive luxury sports car, you need look no further than the AMG® CLA 35 or the AMG® CLA 45. Both are tough contenders in their own right, but you may find that one serves you better based on your needs. First up is the AMG® CLA 35. This model is new for the 2020 model year, and incorporates an AMG®-enhanced 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine under the hood that gets 302 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Performance is aided by other features such as an AMG SPEEDSHIFT® 7-speed transmission and an AMG® Sport Suspension. Inside, luxury features like the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system and a 64-color ambient lighting system add a nice touch to the performance machine.
Meanwhile, the AMG® CLA 45 returns for 2020 with an upgraded Handcrafted AMG® 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers more power than the AMG® CLA 35 with 382 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. An extra transmission speed comes standard as does the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT® with six driving modes and all-wheel drive. Just like the AMG® CLA 35, the AMG® CLA 45 has the MBUX system and 64-color interior ambient lighting along with a panorama roof, smartphone integration, and a 10.25 inch touchscreen display.
Pricing is not yet available for either of these two, but we would expect the AMG® CLA 35 to have a lower price tag than the AMG® CLA 45. Check back frequently to see when more information is available on these two and to see when we have them available!