View In-Depth Photos of the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 4Matic+

2020 mercedes amg cla45 4matic

Michael SimariCar and Driver

The redesign for AMG’s second-generation CLA45 compact sedan doesn’t significantly alter its track results and high-performance character. But its larger, more polished CLA-class platform does bring a significant uptick in technology and refinement that better suits its $55K-plus asking price.

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The 2020 CLA45 benefits from Mercedes-Benz’s more refined second-generation CLA-class platform, which is two inches wider than before and an inch longer both overall and in wheelbase.

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AMG’s hand-assembled turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, codenamed M133, continues to power the CLA45. Updates include a new twin-scroll turbo with more boost, revised internals, and dual port and direct fuel injection.

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AMG has yet to confirm if the new 416-hp CLA45 S model will come to the United States. The standard car that we get is good for 382 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque, increases of 7 horses and 4 pound-feet versus the previous model.

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The CLA45 channels its power through a standard dual-clutch automatic transmission with eights speeds instead of the previous seven. Its updated 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system gains a torque-vectoring rear differential that helps the car rotate around corners.

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At 3743 pounds, our CLA45 test car was 180 pounds heavier than the last CLA45 model that we tested.

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Our test car’s 3.7-second 60-mph time and 12.2-second quarter-mile pass at 114 mph are about the same as the previous model’s. However, our observed fuel economy jumped from 20 mpg to 24, and the return on our 75-mph highway test improved from 31 mpg to 34—a solid 5 mpg greater than the CLA45’s EPA estimate.

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When equipped with the optional $4300 Dynamic Plus package, the CLA45 gains a front-axle disconnect and a Drift mode for tail-out antics on the racetrack.

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The refinements brought by the latest CLA’s platform result in a noticeably better ride for the CLA45 and greater isolation from the angry four-cylinder under its hood. AMG’s firm and heavily bolstered seats are pricey at $2,690 but are worth it for their comfort and support.

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Mercedes’s MBUX infotainment system may not be the easiest system to use, but it is properly high tech and helps lend the CLA45’s cabin an upscale ambiance.

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