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The 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC+

A compact car of epic significance.

Prepare to launch.

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 sets a new benchmark for compact sports performance.

  • CLA 45 interior dashboard image

Confident, aggressive, and significantly more powerful: The 2020 CLA 45 is a new beast entirely.

You don’t even have to drive it to sense the difference. You merely need to look: It’s there in the AMG-specific grille with vertical louvers. It’s there in the pronounced nose, in the slim, contoured headlamps, and in its lower, wider stance. It’s there in the jet-inspired air inlets. The CLA’s new design elegantly communicates a readiness to race.

But its new design is about far more than aesthetics. AMG engineers have restlessly pored over every detail, ensuring that each tweak makes the CLA 45 more responsive, more aerodynamic, and more thrilling to drive. Take the body itself: It’s been extensively reinforced to provide maximum stability, allowing for greater steering precision. From front splitter to air vents to high-mounted mirrors, the CLA 45’s aggressive style is grounded in a push to deliver the finest driving dynamics.

Nowhere is that more apparent than under the hood: The CLA’s new, handcrafted 4-cylinder engine is uniquely powerful, generating 382 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, while achieving 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds[1]. It, too, has been thought through relentlessly, with elements like the turbocharger and exhaust manifold repositioned for greater aerodynamics and performance. It’s paired with a new AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8-Speed transmission that delivers millisecond-precise shifting.

With the incorporation of the new Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) operating system, the pleasure of driving the CLA 45 only increases. It’s part of an interior cabin experience that puts the driver firmly in control, even as it surrounds and supports with superior materials and striking visual details.

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC+ will be available to drive later this year.

CLA 45 Exterior Image


  • Handcrafted AMG 2.0L inline-4 turbocharged engine
  • 382 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque[1]
  • 0–100 km/h in 4.1 seconds[1]
  • Top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited); 270 km/h with AMG Track Package
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT® DCT 8G dual-clutch transmission
  • AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive with AMG TORQUE CONTROL and available Drift mode
  • AMG DYNAMIC SELECT with up to six driving modes
  • Standard Driver Assistance features: Active Brake Assist, Adaptive Braking Technology with Hill-Start Assist and brake HOLD function, Crosswind Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST®, Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call Service
  • Optional Intelligent Drive Assistance features: Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC®, Active Steering Assist, Active Speed Limit Assist, Route-Based Speed Adaptation, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Emergency Stop Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, PRE-SAFE® PLUS
Exterior shot of the CLA 45


  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system based on artificial intelligence with Voice Assistant
  • Ambient lighting with 64 colors
  • 18” AMG Aerodynamically Optimized Wheels
  • High Performance LED headlamps
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Available Smartphone integration
  • 10.25” digital instrument cluster and 10.25” multimedia display
  • New-generation Touchpad in centre console
  • AMG Performance Steering Wheel
  • Available AMG Night Package, AMG Aerodynamics Package, AMG Track Package and AMG Driver’s Package
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