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

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG spy photo
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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JustinWong JustinWong
are we gonna see a C45 AMG soon?
Nov 27th, 2012 2:43pm
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SorryMyBadEnglish SorryMyBadEnglish
Is Mercedes-Benz out of ideas? That is old merc with cheesy body kit on it.
Nov 27th, 2012 1:02pm
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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...
Nov 27th, 2012 8:40am
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hamsandwich hamsandwich
I can see brake disks with the holes. They don't put those on non-AMG models, do they?
Nov 27th, 2012 11:48am
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Roken Roken
It does happen now, see this pic of the A250 "Engineered By AMG" breaks: http://img5.avtolog.com/i51/mercedes-benz/a-class-2013.jpg
Nov 27th, 2012 7:22pm
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schizo schizo
You can get the identical brakes with the "Mercedes Benz" lettering on the caliper and drilled rotors by ordering a AMG sports package that includes a body-kit, steering wheel with flatter bottom, aluminum pedals, and the before-mentioned brakes. The real AMG cars get Brembo brakes with bigger discs.
Nov 29th, 2012 11:28pm
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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
Nov 27th, 2012 1:55am
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benz_man benz_man
Ive been waiting for this grille texture to show up on products. Looks pretty sic.
Nov 27th, 2012 12:11am
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milanpg milanpg
beautiful car...really....next thing is the price
Nov 26th, 2012 10:38pm
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