2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 packs one hell of a four-cylinder engine
With 382 hp on tap, it should scoot like no CLA before it.
Mercedes on Thursday unveiled the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45.
The CLA35's four-cylinder engine is thrown out the window and replaced with the bonkers M139, otherwise known as the most powerful production four-cylinder out there.
In this instance, it produces 382 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque -- not the maximum the M139 is capable of, mind you, but there will likely be a CLA45 S in the future with even more juice.
It comes mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that should get the CLA45 to 60 miles per hour in about 4.0. seconds.
It should sound the absolute business, thanks to a standard active exhaust that uncorks itself in Sport+ mode.
All-wheel drive is standard, but this isn't the same AWD system that's in the CLA35.
Instead, it's the AMG Performance 4Matic+ version, and that little plus sign is important.
It's capable of sending all its torque to the front or rear axle, effectively turning it into a front-or-rear-wheel-drive vehicle as the situation demands.
The 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 is slated to go on sale later this year, and pricing should be announced closer to that time.
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