The high performance version of the brand new CLA signed by Mercedes-Benz, the CLA45 AMG, will make its way onto the Indian auto market too.
After we have seen the Mercedes-Benz CLA for the first time a few weeks ago, and with the model making its public debut in Detroit this year, the high performance version of the elegant four-door coupe is now getting ready to be placed into the spotlights. According to Eberhard Kern, the MD and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India, who has recently spoken to Indian Autos Blog, the CLA45 AMG will be launched in the Asian country too, right after making its European debut.
“For every sports car we have to take in to account the road conditions but yes I could really imagine this (CLA 45 AMG) interests Indian customers”, as Eberhard Kern told our source.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG will ride on the same flexible platform for the new A-Class and B-Class and the model will be powered by the same engine found in the brand new A45 AMG, the 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is developing a total output of 354 HP and 450 Nm of torque. The unit will probably be mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. More details on the model will be announced later on this year.
Source: Indian Autos Blog