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2023 Mercedes-Benz CLA revealed – 416bhp CLA45 S weapons for Audi RS3 – EAST AUTO NEWS

2023 Mercedes-Benz CLA revealed – 416bhp CLA45 S weapons for Audi RS3


Mercedes-Benz has given its CLA coupe and capturing brake a refresh each in and out for 2023, with new customary gear, design tweaks and new hybrid expertise obtainable throughout the vary. Sound acquainted? It ought to, the modifications mirror these of the updates confirmed to the A35 and A45 in October. UK pricing and availability have but to be confirmed, however count on them to begin round £48,00 for the CLA35 and from £65,000 for the CLA45 fashions.

Hybrid help is now obtainable on CLA fashions, with electrification obtainable on the nice and cozy CLA35 for the primary time. Powered by a 48-volt electrical system, the mannequin contains a belt-driven starter-generator for a short lived 14bhp energy bump and a rise in effectivity by means of improved coasting skill and vitality recuperation. Apart from a brand new radiator for improved cooling, the 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder stays the identical, sending 302bhp and 295lb ft of torque to all 4 wheels as earlier than. Efficiency figures are similar to the outgoing automotive consequently, with 0-62mph achieved in 4.9sec, two tenths down on its A35 sibling, with prime velocity coming at 155mph.

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The range-topping CLA45 S goes with out hybrid help, its M139 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder retaining its 415bhp and 369lb ft of torque, sufficient for a 4.1sec 0-62mph time and 167mph prime velocity no matter physique fashion.

The CLA’s general design stays acquainted, with solely gentle modifications to the bumpers and lightweight models entrance and rear, with the entrance grille and rear diffuser additionally receiving gentle modifications. Most vital is the brand new customary equipment, with LED lights now fitted to all fashions, alongside the likes of Highbeam Help and reversing cameras.

Inside, every mannequin has a 7 and 10.25-inch show as customary operating the most recent MBUX infotainment system with refreshed sprint designs and wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. At a price, the smaller 7-inch show might be uprated to 10.25, with extra USB connectivity and illuminated ports now customary. 

Each the CLA35 and CLA45 S will now be obtainable with extra choices than earlier than, with the usual sports activities and non-compulsory AMG Efficiency seats now obtainable in Bahia brown, Sage gray/black and Crimson pepper/black combos. The CLA45 S ‘AMG Avenue Type Version’ can also be new for 2023, bringing unique matte gray paintwork, AMG decals, fluorescent orange highlights and extra customary equipment to the mannequin.

In the usual vary, the plug-in CLA 250e receives a bigger 5kW battery pack and a rise in electric-only output to 107bhp, making for a complete output of 215bhp and 332lb ft of torque when mixed with its 1.3-litre four-cylinder. Additional down the vary there’s the 134bhp CLA 180, rising to the 221bhp CLA 250 4MATIC. Three black pump fashions are additionally obtainable; the CLA 180 d, CLA 200 d and CLA 220 d.

UK pricing and availability is but to be confirmed, however count on order books to open within the coming months.

2023 Mercedes-Benz CLA revealed – 416bhp CLA45 S weapons for Audi RS3 – EAST AUTO NEWS
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