The 2021 Mercedes-AMG Merges Power And Comfort
Mercedes-Benz has updated its AMG compact car range with two models: the A 45 S 4MATIC+ and the CLA 45 S 4MATIC+.
The new A 45 S 4MATIC+ replaces the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ Edition 1 from last year. It features a strikingly sporty design with a distinctive AMG grille, radiator trim and bonnet with power domes. This is complemented by the AMG high performance brake system with red-painted brake calipers coupled with black AMG lettering.
It's worth noting that the A 45 S 4MATIC+ rides on 19-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels that are aerodynamically optimised and painted in matt black. The most notable difference in the interior between this model and the Edition 1 are the red accents on the AMG Performance seats and seat belts instead of yellow.
Now let's turn our attention to the CLA 45 S 4 MATIC+. This coupé is characterised by its signature AMG radiator trim and a distinctive front apron with a AMG-specific radiator trim that brings out its sporty side. Around the back the AMG rear apron has a diffuser and AMG spoiler lip on the boot lid. It also sports 19-inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels and a full AMG body kit with a Panamericana grille.
The most notable addition to the vehicle is the inclusion of a heads up display that projects essential information on the windshield. Besides that, it also gets rear side airbags like its sibling.
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On the inside, both vehicles come with a MBUX infotainment system for controlling all your media and other functions. You will find other cool touches to the interior such as illuminated door sill panels and floor mats. Both also feature a Performance steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather/Dinamica microfibre.
Other features include a 360-degree camera to help navigate tight spots, a Driving Assistant package, Android auto and Apple CarPlay support, a wireless phone charger, Burmester sound system and Mercedes me connected services.
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Both models come equipped with a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that delivers a maximum output of 310kW (421hp) and top speed of 270km/h.
Just how fast can they go? The A 45 S 4MATIC+ requires only 3.9 seconds to sprint from zero to 100km/h while the CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ is marginally slower at 4.0 seconds to complete the century sprint.
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