7 Mar 2013

Mercedes A 45 AMG vs CLA 45 AMG - FIGHT!

Mercedes-Benz have revealed an image of the new CLA 45 AMG.  The specs for both the A 45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG are:

Engine - 2 litre, 4 cylinder, twin scroll turbocharged (max pressure 1.8 bar), transversely installed
Transmission - 7 speed DCT, flange mounted to the engine (ouch!)
Drive - 4Matic, 4 wheel drive
Power - 360bhp
Torque - 331lb ft
Economy - 40.9mpg
CO2 - 165 g/km

So there's nothing in it in the spec sheets.  They will both cost around £43,000 in Germany, with UK prices yet to be released.  They should sound pretty good for a 4 pot too.  The choice will therefore come down to whether you want a boot or hatchback and how you think they compare in the beauty stakes.

What do you reckon?  CLA 45 AMG or A 45 AMG?