2015 Mercedes CLA 45 AMG and GLA 45 AMG to boast 376bhp

Power hike puts range above the Audi RS3 in terms of numbers

The Mercedes CLA 45 AMG and GLA 45 AMG are set for a 21bhp power hike by the end of 2015, with both boasting an impressive 376bhp from a turbocharged 2-litre four cylinder engine. The power increase will put both cars inline with the A45 AMG's performance figures.

The increase in power is matched with a revised 7 speed DCT gearbox that now features shorter ratios and even quicker shift response times.

Subscribe to evo magazine

evo is 21 and to celebrate, we're returning to 1998 prices! Subscribe now to SAVE 39% on the shop price and get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £25!

Torque from the 2-litre turbo is also up, with the engine managing an impressive 350 lb ft. 0-60mph times have subsequently dropped, with both the A45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG delivering a 4.2 second sprint. The GLA 45 AMG is a touch slower at 4.4 seconds. All three cars are limited to 155mph.

Interior revisions to the range include revised upholstery, added tech and a longer equipment list. Pricing is still TBC, but you can expect more details at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Advertisement - Article continues below

A current-gen CLA45 AMG costs £42,270, so you can expect pricing to be along similar lines. Audi's RS3, a key competitor to the  A45, costs £39,995.




Mercedes-AMG One hypercar shown in new teaser video 

6 Dec 2019

Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series spied with GT3-inspired front end

17 Sep 2019

Mercedes Vision EQS luxury electric car concept unveiled in Frankfurt

10 Sep 2019

Mercedes-AMG electric car to target Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S

10 Sep 2019

Most Popular

Toyota Yaris

Toyota GR Yaris revealed in full – return of the homologation special

One of most sought after hot hatchbacks of 2020 has finally been revealed: the Toyota GR Yaris
10 Jan 2020
Honda Civic Type-R

New 2020 Honda Civic Type R makes debut at Tokyo Auto Salon

Honda has released the first images of the revised Civic Type R that’s being shown for the first time in Tokyo
10 Jan 2020

BMW X3 M 2020 review – the right ingredients in a very wrong package

The first BMW X3 M previews the next BMW M3’s all-new powertrain, let's hope it doesn’t preview anything else
8 Jan 2020
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019