Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) today launched the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ on our shores in a digital premiere of the brand’s compact performance models, alongside the A 45 S and A 35 hatchback. Priced at RM448,888 (on the road without insurance), the CLA 45 S also marks the entry of the all-new CLA coupe in the country.

With MBM’s Agility Financing, the new CLA 45 S can be yours starting from RM5,355 a month. If you prefer more protection, the AMGPro Financing which includes insurance, unlimited mileage breakdown and accident towing, as well as tyre/rims replacement, starts at RM5,588 per month.

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ frontal shot

Similar to its hatchback cousin, powering the compact coupe is the “one man, one engine” M139 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine, paired to an eight-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission. In terms of performance, you can expect:

  • Horsepower: 421 hp @ 6,750 rpm
  • Torque: 500 Nm @ 5,000 rpm
  • 0 to 100 km/h: 4.0 seconds
  • Top Speed: 270 km/h
Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ engine bay

As expected from an AMG model, the CLA 45 S comes with all the performance wizardry to ensure optimum performance both on track and on the roads. These include:

  • fully-variable all-wheel drive system with AMG Torque Control, featuring Drift mode
  • AMG Dynamic Select
  • AMG Dynamics
  • AMG Ride Control Suspension
Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ exterior

The CLA 45 S is styled fittingly to its performance – air inlets and vents, power domes, diffusers and widened wheel arches are all present on the four-door performance coupe. Unlike the A 45, the CLA 45 S does not come with the Edition 1 package, which means the omission of the AMG Aerodynamic pack. Although, the following AMG-specific exterior kit are still standard equipment:

  • AMG-specific Panamericana grille
  • Multibeam LED headlamps with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus
  • 19-inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels
  • Red painted brake callipers
  • Two twin-tailpipes
Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ Interior - dashboard

The aggressive appearance continues on the inside. AMG-specific goodies include:

  • AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather/Dinamica microfibre
  • AMG steering wheel buttons
  • AMG Performance seats
  • designo seat belts in red
  • AMG door sill panels with illuminated AMG lettering
  • AMG floor mats
Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ Interior

Otherwise, the interior takes on a similar look to the latest-generation of the A-Class, featuring the twin 10.25-inch displays as the instrument cluster and infotainment display. Other standard interior features are:

  • MBUX infotainment system with Mercedes me connect
  • AMG Track Pace virtual “race engineer”
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Burmester Surround Sound System
  • 360 degrees camera
  • Wireless charging pad

As for safety, the CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ comes equipped with the marque’s Driving Assistant Package, which includes the following features:

  • Blind spot assist
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Active Parking Assist with Parktronic

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