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Updated 2017 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 preps to welcome Audi RS3 to America

Transmission, suspension and tech updates help the Mercedes-AMG CLA45 get ready for battle with a four-ringed foe.

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Coming off a power increase in 2016, the CLA45 receives some additional styling and transmissions updates for the 2017 model year.

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On the outside, there are new bumpers, front and rear spoilers and wheel designs.

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LED headlights also become standard for 2017.

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Inside the cabin, red accent stitching, an 8-inch center infotainment screen and a backup camera are new standard features for 2017.

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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available options in the CLA45.

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The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission feature revised gear ratios to provide swifter feeling runs through the cogs.

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An optional AMG Dynamic Plus Package adds an AMG Ride Control Sport Suspension, AMG limited-slip front differential, raised top speed and Race mode to the CLA45.

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For a more aggressive engine bark, an AMG Performance exhaust system is offered.

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Adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring and navigation are all available as options on the CLA45.

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The 2017 CLA45 starts at $50,875, which includes $925 for destination costs.

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