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EXCLUSIVE: Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG spied with floating 'dots' grille

 EXCLUSIVE: Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG spied with floating dots grille
Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG spy photo

Spied up close showing new details

Our good friend Michael has sent us a batch of photos with the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG which he made near Augsburg, Germany.

These are the most revealing shots of the car yet, showing that large front grille which seems to look a lot like the one on the Concept A-Class. This grille is interesting to say the least as it consists of numerous "dots" on black stems. We also notice the more aggressive front fascia, aerodynamic side skirts, dual exhaust, trunk-mounted spoiler, high-performance brakes and typical double five-spoke AMG alloys.

As previously reported, the CLA 45 AMG is expected to get a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine generating 335 HP (246 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. It will be mated to a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox sending the power to all four wheels. 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) should take five seconds, en route to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG has been confirmed to make its debut next September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Comments (9)

 JustinWong JustinWong
are we gonna see a C45 AMG soon?
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November 27, 2012 7:43 am
 SorryMyBadEnglish SorryMyBadEnglish
Is Mercedes-Benz out of ideas? That is old merc with cheesy body kit on it.
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November 27, 2012 6:02 am
 Roken Roken
Not convinced this is the AMG version, looks more like the "Engineered by AMG" 250 petrol; seems identical to the A250 version of the same car. The latest A45 pics (yellow one) showed different exhausts to this too. Hmm...
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November 27, 2012 1:40 am
 peterjames7 peterjames7
Its a nice car if only the had stuck with the concepts headlight as well as they made the cla stand out more from the new a class, and look more premium and sport....like the cls does from the e class
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November 26, 2012 6:55 pm
 benz_man benz_man
Ive been waiting for this grille texture to show up on products. Looks pretty sic.
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November 26, 2012 5:11 pm
 milanpg milanpg
beautiful car...really....next thing is the price
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November 26, 2012 3:38 pm