The market of India is desperately young and keeps demanding aggressive stuffs from the makers. Right now to name a one is the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45, which is spied for the first time in India (specifically in Mumbai).
CLA in actual is the toned down version of Mercedes-Benz CLS Class; rolled out keeping in aim the young entrepreneurs who had just achieved success, and are eager to spend their first major chunk of on the purchase of a car.
However, the vehicle spotted in the spy-shots could be a test mule or the display vehicle of the brand. There aren’t any camouflages flapped on it to repent from the roving eyes of spies.
India launch seems to happen soon.
Under the hoods remains a 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 355 hp and 450 Nm, with traction sent to all the four wheels via Mercedes’s 4MATIC technology and an AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7-speed transmission.
On the performance note, results are 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, top-speed restricted to 250 km/h. In the EU test, Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 claimed the fuel efficiency of 14.08 km/l. Features such an AMG sports steering wheel and gearlever, carbon-trimmed interiors, three stage ESP with Curve Dynamic Assist and aerodynamic front and rear bumpers with carbon fiber trims are seen exclusive to the CLA 45 AMG.
Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 will be brought into India via CBU (Completely Built-up Unit) route. Probably it will be the Mercedes India’s most affordable AMG model. In Europe, the car is tagged at 47,600 euros (Rs 40 lakhs), so you can imagine what the numbers can be slotted here inside Indian outlets.
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