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2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35: Sleek style and potent punch

The rakish new CLA-Class gets a 302-horsepower AMG injection.

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Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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Say hello to the Mercedes-AMG CLA35.

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The CLA35 has a lot in common with Mercedes' A35 sedan.

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The CLA35 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine.

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The turbo engine makes 302 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

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4Matic all-wheel drive is standard, as is a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission.

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Mercedes estimates the CLA35 will accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds.

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The CLA35 is estimated to be just one-tenth of a second quicker to 60 mph than the A35 sedan.

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Inside, Mercedes' excellent MBUX tech handles infotainment duties.

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The 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 will debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show.

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