2017 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and GLA 45 to launch in India on November 7
Mercedes-Benz is always busy expanding its lineup in India to strengthen its leading position in the growing luxury car market of the country. The German luxury auto giant already has a rich lineup from its performance wing AMG in India, and has announced to further enrich the AMG range by launching the new AMG CLA 45 and GLA 45. The new Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and GLA 45 are scheduled to be launched in the Indian car market on 7th of November, 2017. These two model launches from the house of Mercedes-AMG will take the total count of AMG models launched in India in this year to 7.
The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and the GLA 45 are both entry-level models from the AMG range, and will hence be two of the most affordable AMG models in the car market of India.
Under the hood, the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and the GLA 45 come powered by the same 2 litre, in-line 4 cylinder turbocharged engine that gets paired to a sophisticated AMG Speedshift DCT 7 Speed sports transmission gearbox. This engine is good to belt out a max power output of 375 bhp along with a top torque of 475 Nm. Both the high-performance luxury vehicles also come braced with the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system as well as AMG dynamic plus package with four modes.
In terms of visual appeal, the new 2017 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and AMG GLA 45 will be getting mild updates. Both the cars will come with some mild cosmetic changes to offer better style and attitude. Both the models will be coming with a new stylish glossy black exterior paint with racy yellow highlights. The models will also flaunt a matte black racing stripe running through the hood, the roof as well as the boot to further enhance the bold performance appeal. Both the cars flaunt the patent AMG design language as well as body kit along with a black radiator grille and AMG logo badging on the slat. The cars’ aggressive looks get heightened with a bold front bumper that houses a wide central air dam and large air intakes on the either side to facilitate enhanced air inflow.
The bold and racy style quotient of the cars is further heightened by AMG graphics on the sides above the side skirts and yellow accents on the front bumper, tyre wall, ORVMs and rear bumper. The GLA comes with a rear spoiler as well that also gets the yellow highlight. Both the models comes riding on 19 inch alloy wheels, but the CLA 45 gets twin 9-spoke alloys and the GLA 45 gets single 9-spoke ones. Other features include projector headlamps with LED DRLs, LED tail lights, rear diffuser and quad-exhaust tips.
On the inside, both the models again get patent AMG styling. Cabins get all-black theme with sporty red accents on the dashboard and side panels and red stitching on the leather seat covers. There’s a multi-functional steering wheel wrapped in black leather with red stitching, and an advanced infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink support among much more.