Mercedes-Benz will rarely create something that doesn’t excite speed freaks, and lovers of things powerful and fast on the move. The 2014 CLA45 AMG car is no exception, as they have created something which would fit across a wide variety of criterion including sports, luxury, and performance. As the pictures here reveal, the car packs in quite a decent amount of muscle power, both under the hood and also hull structure.
This version of the CLA45 AMG is a racing car concept, which will be seen by the public and the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. At the showcase event, one would definitely notice, is the generous endowments of the car made with carbon fiber, essential for keeping the body weight light, and making the vehicle run at break neck speeds. By the way, the estimate regarding the top speed is around 195 mph, where 0 to 60 would take just about 4.3 seconds. The engine is known to be a 2.0-litre 4 cylinder machine which will be dishing out near the 360HP level of power, mated with AMG Speed Shift DCT 7-speed sports transmission.
Since this is a Racing series special, the expertise of HWA AG was crucial to bringing the Mercedes to the racing mode. Those who are not familiar, would need to take a look at the SLS AMG GT3, which was a specimen of Mercedes and HWA expertise. Some specimens of the exterior side of the car will be seen in the new front apron and splitter, flared wings with side-panels, rear diffuser with 3 fins, and an adjustable rear foil. The wings seen on the exterior, are of carbon fiber construction to keep things light, yet strong.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG will be for those who like high speeds and playing with danger alongside. That’s the reason why the interior of the vehicle has been fitted with an integrated fire extinguishing system along with some racing friendly features like carbon-fiber P 1300 GT racing bucket seat, and high strength steel roll cage to name a few.
There is also the racing steering wheel with shift paddles, a central switch in the control console for the electronic functions on-board, engine and transmission temperature control, road speed and engine speed counters, and also a comprehensive hazard warning system.
Lets just say it short and sweet: Mercedes-Benz does it again on the racing circuit.
Roger Scoble blogs about the latest gadgets, travel and luxury news. A graduate of UCLA, Roger loves to travel, drive luxe autos and have amazing adventures.