18 June 2013
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According to Mercedes, the CLA45 AMG has the same performance as the mighty Mercedes A45 AMG. But, as Steve Sutcliffe discovers in this video road test, there's a little something missing - especially given the asking price. Watch on to find out more, or for a full review and pictures click here.

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18 June 2013

0-60 in 4.5 sec for a 4-cylinder engine?? This sound really good to me! The price isn't a surprise for a German car like Merc or BMW - it's natural.

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William - CARiD

18 June 2013

£41K+!, and the gearbox paddles make that much noise!,not sure i like the overall shape either, the front end looks a bit narrow, undernourished looking, maybe it's just the color?, i don't know,but,no, not my taste. 

Peter Cavellini.

18 June 2013

I really like the CLA.. Something great about a small premium saloon in the size if the original 3 series / Merc 190. 

Agree the price for the AMG 45 is a little high but to be honest getting a lot of performance, economy and great looks ...for this much performance you needed to spend 60k for an M5 or a Eclass AMG a decade back as that was all that was available With 4 doors and this much power

18 June 2013

... I see this as a statement of intent by a Mercedes that's been forced to downsize.

18 June 2013

Really Nice car, and 41k actually doesnt seem that bad considering the price of the Golf gti/audi S3/ Volvo V40 T5  brigade which aren't much cheaper but are not as special both to look at and ,from the review, to drive.

18 June 2013

Seems like other reviewers also notice something missing...

From Car and Driver;

"Yet as competent as it is, the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG feels sterile when hustled on track or road. It lacks the punch of an Evo and the sensitivity of a BMW 1-series. More disturbing, the CLA45 doesn’t have the reckless streak of other AMG models. Mercedes has made 355 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque in a car roughly the size of a VW Jetta feel downright civilized."

 

 

19 June 2013

Imagine this lump in an Ariel Atom..!


jer

24 June 2013

Saloon vs hatch. I'd d save money and buy the A. Suppose Sain) and in the US they take the Jetta / CLA. I prefer the A style but there a lot of more exotic stuff nearly new for this price.

24 June 2013

I don't really understand this "41k for an A class is too much" train of thinking. Surely it's material cost and size are similar to say a pre 08 M3. The sum of its parts, performance and driving experience is what justifies the price IMO. Otherwise you are just looking at a £10 boot badge and making a very unwise conclusion on its worth. 

13 August 2013

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