Celebrating AMG’s 50 year presence, Mercedes-Benz launched the two new AMG’s – the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and GLA 45 4Matic. The price of the two AMG’s - CLA 45 stands at Rs 75.20 lakhs and that of GLA 45 4Matic is priced at Rs 77.85, while the ‘aero edition’ has been priced at Rs 77.69 lakh and Rs 80.67 lakh (All Prices, Ex Showroom), respectively. Both the models offers a host of new features along with the AMG performance engine.
Speaking at the launch, Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “Performance car segment in India is fast evolving and hence product innovation becomes crucial to outpace the industry growth. Driving performance remains the key essence of our renowned sub brand Mercedes-AMG and we lead the performance segment in India by a wide margin. As a part of our global celebrations of 50 years of AMG, we are glad to launch seven AMGs this year and end the year with the introduction of these two sensational young products from our diverse portfolio. These alluring and radical products appeal to those, who believe in ultimate driving performance, everyday practicality and unmatched luxury appointments. We are committed towards providing the best of our global AMG products to our Indian customers and continue leading in this segment.”
The new CLA 45 AMG gets revised AMG front apron with new A-wing design, a new front splitter and louvers in the air intakes, silver chrome finishing on the twin louvers of the grille, LED headlamps, rear apron with diffuser insert in a new design and four vertical diffuser. While, GLA 45 gets the redesigned front apron and louvers in the three air intakes,silver chrome finishing on the front splitte, high gloss black flics for cooling airflow, AMG hallmark “twinblade” radiator grille in silver chrome. Both the car gets Artico handmade leather dashboard with with contrasting red stitching.
So what you get in the AMG CLA 45 and the GLA 45 Aero Edition are accentuating yellow decals and AMG sports strips in matt graphite grey along with the AMG Night package in select exterior paints. A Yellow highlight on the side sill panels, diffuser, mirror housing and rear bumper. The GLA will also get an option of special paint finish – design Magno.
Under the hood, the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and the GLA 45 4Matic will come packed with a 2.0-litre 4 cylinder turbo engine that makes 375 bhp of maximum power with 475 Nm of top torque, and this powertrain can bolt CLA 45 from 0 to 100 in a mere of 4.2 seconds, while the GLA 45 can the same in 4.4 seconds, before hitting the electronically limited topspeed of 250 kmph.