Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 World Premiere

The Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 is celebrating its world premiere at the upcoming New York Auto Show.  The New CLA 35 AMG shares the progressive technology with the A-Class produced in Affalterbach, but is even bolder with its iconic design and the intelligent MBUX interior assistant.

Well let’s dive right into it, the newer CLA 35 has been given a slimmer waistline compared to the previous edition. Hence, it’s known as a 35 AMG instead of a 45. However, there are elements that are kept for example, the wide wheel arches, the twin powerdomes on the bonnet, the twin-louvre radiator grille and AMG front apron with flics on the air inlets.   

The twin-spoke 18-incher wheels and accentuated side sill panels catch the eye when viewed from the side.  From the rear, the apron comes with a new diffuser insert, the small spoiler lip on the boot and the two round tailpipes. Topping it off are the two-piece, narrow rear lights and number plate housed in the bumper.

The CLA-class interior might be a little body hugging for big folks, but for most it is meant to be an extremely desirable drive. Following current trends, the CLA 35 AMG has a high-tech ambience with the main draw focusing on the MBUX infotainment system. The MBUX replaces the previous COMAND systems and creates an even closer connection between the vehicle, driver and passengers. One of highlights include a clean control structure featuring maximum-resolution 3D graphics and two displays under one shared glass cover blend into a Widescreen Cockpit. The other is the voice control, activated with the word  ‘Hey Mercedes’.  All your essentials are in place like the AMG steering, full digital instrument cluster and more.

Powering the new CLA is a 2.0-liter bi-turbo engine that enables a torque of 400 Nm max. from 3,000 rpm. Also, AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G dual-clutch transmission (with available drive modes) contributes to the agile and dynamic character of the new CLA 35 4MATIC See bottom specs for details.

Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 driving dynamics

Driving dynamics is enhanced thanks a tighter chassis and the impeccable AMG Dynamics. The AMG DYNAMICS offers “Basic” and “Advanced”  options on the multimedia display, when a drive program is selected, the new AMG DYNAMICS symbol is displayed together with the corresponding additional information.“Basic” is assigned to the “Slippery” and “Comfort” drive, while “Advanced” is activated in the programs “Sport” and “Sport+”. In the “Individual” drive program the driver can set the AMG DYNAMICS levels individually.

Suspensions are based on the AMG Ride Control which offers unmistakable cornering and handling prowess, as well as maximum driving stability and agility. With three different damping modes, ranging from comfort to sport, you’re ensured of more fun on the road.

The CLA 35 AMG is loaded with high-performance braking system, inherited from the A 45 4MATIC model. The front axle is fitted with new 4-piston monoblock fixed callipers and 350 millimeter brake discs, the rear axle with 1-piston sliding callipers and 330 millimeter brake discs.

Last not least, the car’s exhaust system features an automatically controlled exhaust flap as standard.

Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 4MATIC Specificiations

Engine 2.0-litre 4-cylinder in-line with twin scroll exhaust gas turbocharger
Displacement 1991 cc
Max. output 225 kW (306 hp) at 5800 rpm
Peak torque 400 Nm at 3000-4000 rpm
Drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC fully variable all-wheel drive
Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G dual-clutch transmission
Combined fuel consumption 7.3-7.2 l/100 km*
Combined CO2 emissions 167-164 g/km*
Efficiency class D
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 4.9 s
Top speed 250 km/h**

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