Mercedes CLA45, GLA45 AMG Models Getting More Power

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Mercedes CLA45 and GLA45 AMG models are getting an upgrade in the power department.

Recently, the Mercedes A45 AMG, which is not sold in the US, received a facelift along with a boost in power, from 355 hp to 376 hp. In addition, torque was boosted by 18 lb-ft to a total of 350 lb-ft.

AMG head Tobias Moers has confirmed that the same engine upgrades will be heading to the CLA45 and GLA45 AMG models, along with a revised seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with shorter ratios for quicker response times and a new mechanical locking front differential to improve handling.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG Review

Future CLA45 and GLA45 AMG owners won’t have to wait for those models to receive a facelift for the extra power, as Moers said that the changes would come “before long,” likely meaning for the next model year. The performance changes on the A45 AMG help shave 0.4 seconds off its 0-62 mph to 4.2 seconds. A similar improvement on the CLA45 AMG would give the four-door coupe a 0-62 mph time of 4.2 seconds while the GLA45 AMG would do the sprint in 4.4 seconds.

[Source: Autocar]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Jul 01, 2015

    Holay Motha ov Gawd. Nobody ever accused their 2.0 of being underpowered! -i'll be happy with HALF of that : 190HP 1.0 seriously; the C250 has 201HP