How would a person feel if he is greeted by an indefatigable Mercedes Benz on steroids?
We bet that it would have a charm & glory of its own set apart from the usual crowd of other three pointed stars that one generally encounters. Does it have something of a first crack attempter for brownie points?
Well, we are talking of the gut reactant CLA 45 AMG and this being Mercedes' gallivanting catapulter of its tenacious firing squad.....
Good to go then?
Lets unearth the sacred bottom line context!!
On hearing the word AMG, a person gets reminded of a quadruped embodiment raring to unleash from the word go while engaging in a contiguous face off with some of the M's & R's from BMW & Audi respectively.
The little German brisk aper promises to offer a lot on every front and we at Big Boy Toyz are extremely excited to test it exhaustively and conclude that why at the end of the day, the CLA 45 AMG is the maiden mastery of goodness......
Family Look Exaggerated! Really
The Exterior part has a strong resemblance to the likes of the workaday A & CLA as majority of the designing cues have been drawn from them.
But the offbeat 45 AMG being a herculean treat from Mercedes is equipped with all the goodies along with the ostentatious bells & whistles to differentiate it from its run of the mill siblings.
It has to be!!!
From the majestic dual slat grille with AMG inscription, neoteric loud shout LEDs, large front air intakes, flamboyant 5 dual 18 inch alloys, charming frameless doors, tapered boot, elegant rear diffuser & finally to the blaring quad exhausts, everything seems a superabundant wellspring for the catching unawares phenomena.
Getting the Inside Feel
Generate those surplus XYZ adjectives for the extrovert sporty theme that wishes to engrave the perpetual coming back repetitives in myriads.....
Some of the finer bits do remind us of the cut & dried samplings and.....since this being in a league of its own...... styling & aura has to make one feel special as conveyed by the front page marked down value.
It generates that pride & passion to take on any obstacle & challenge head on. (Quickly get to framing the procedural hoppers as an adjuvant of the impulsive showing)
The beautifully sculptured flat bottomed Alcantara trimmed AMG steering on touching makes you feel on top of the world. (Frame a better one liner......thats the homework when you derive the creamy payback)
The red colored seat belts along with the matchmaking red stitching on all the four seats instill a racer element in one's soul for an experience to be reckoned with, when this machine is hustled to its maximum potential.
Well that's the first comer rapport building with the Mercedes!
Sporty bucket seats on the front with heated function, accommodate you well along with being the real differentiating factor and consequently raising the opulence on the inside.
There are no issues of being rolled around while taking hard corners at high speeds!!!
The side bolstering snugs a person well within & even after driving the whole day, one does not complain of tiredness & fatigue.( Merc's bread & butter conventions in store)
The real on the house offerings are the tablet like screen for the Command system(with Navigation) & the stub shaped gear lever in the centre that adeptly extend their "being related" phantasm.
The rear seat legroom & headroom space (due to the tapering roofline) are just about adequate but one tends to forget that when he is in the midst of sheer unadulterated & ballistic performance.
What is under the hood?
The honors are done by a 2 litre twin scroll turbo petrol motor along with a massive 355 bhp on tap & 450 Nm of earth shattering torque mated to a refined & sporty 7 speed shift DCT.
Straight to the figures then.....
A 0-100 dash of 4.6 seconds with a top whack of 250km/hr stimulates the adrenaline rush & enthusiasm to test this beauty once out on an open stretch of road.
Originally tuned for enthusiasts having that sheer racing pedigree instinct, this machine at the same time can be driven in bumper to bumper traffic with utmost ease.
So you won't be in for a surprise when you see the CLA 45 AMG steadfastly imitate a mannerly nobleman in a bid to put covers on its extraneous letting outs....
The gearbox understands your intentions & delivers accordingly and one wouldn't be left complaining of a mismatch between gear shifts & engine response.
The most thrilling part is to see the rev needle move up enthusiastically at the slight dab of the throttle along with the addictive exhaust note that is a merry sight to watch & record on cameras.
One has the option of choosing from or....we would say to drool over the three tickle pinked modes- controlled efficiency, sport and manual. The tale has just got a ferry ride uplifting....
The first one, primarily being for the orderly and compliant mortals looking for that first grade touch & go AMG know-how while the other two are meant to extract the heart stirring gallant acts from this machine..
The sports mode elevates excitement levels and lets a person enjoy the instant surge of power of this car to the fullest. The manual mode with its ever adaptable nature and firebolt snappy shift timings qualifies to be a perfect companion on those wishful spirited highway drives.
Wish for a Launch control?
Well, you won't be needing a dozen of memorizings for the Launch control to be executed with perfection...do you?
Not at all!
The CLA 45 AMG boasts of Mercedes' 4 matic all wheel drive system and.........is primarily more of a front wheel driven car.
Ohhh! We'll help you.
The reason being it is based on A Class' MFA platform & when required additional power can be sent to the rear wheels. Body Roll movement in motion is minimal and credit goes to the stiff suspension setup in this case.
Onto counting the one by one meritorious representative samples that make the mighty CLA 45 AMG a superlative thing to feast upon..........
Atlast a practically shaped pronto companion that would prolong your one up leading edge smug look.......try it out to see!!!