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[First-hand test drive]The dark Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+ Coupe

●Suggested selling price: 3.68 million yuan

●Average fuel consumption 10.8km/L

●Original factory warranty for 3 years with no mileage limit

●Lovely features: hot-blooded performance and handsome style

●The track app is more difficult to use

In response to the current trend of black sports, after Mercedes-Benz Taiwan previously launched the Street Style Edition package for the facelift A 45 S 4Matic+, it also provides this highly personalized package for the subsequent facelift CLA 45 S 4Matic+. The first-year limited-time production kit option, although this test drive lacks the eye-catching orange elements, it has a more low-key and deep chilling momentum.

If readers still remember, the overall appearance of the facelifted A 45 S 4Matic+ that was tested previously was quite high-profile and eye-catching, allowing people to recognize its special identity that is different from ordinary models even from a distance, but this time the test drive Although the facelifted CLA 45 S 4Matic+ I drove also had a delicate and smooth matte dark gray special paint, it was also equipped with AMG aerodynamic kit, AMG fixed rear wing and 19-inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels, but it was not a complete kit style. , after removing many orange stickers throughout the car, the visual experience is relatively restrained, which may be a more suitable choice for performance buyers who prefer a low-key style.

In addition to new-style daytime running lights, this car also comes standard with high-end multi-beam smart LED headlights.
The wavy single-channel light strip taillight design is exclusive to the facelift, and the model lettering below is blackened.
The optional 19-inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels adopt a single-hole quick-release shape, which is more racing style.
The AMG fixed rear wing has a large area and adopts a hollow pillar design, which adds points to the murderous appearance and aerodynamic effect.

The interior layout basically maintains the standard style. The new AMG aluminum trim brings a strong visual impression through the silver and black contrasting colors. The AMG flat-bottom sports steering wheel replaced after the minor facelift also has exclusive controls that can quickly switch vehicle settings. Button, in addition, the test car also uses a dark gray and black two-tone leather interior with yellow stitching and AMG high-performance racing leather seats, which simultaneously enhances the luxurious texture and combat atmosphere of the cockpit. In terms of equipment settings, in addition to the new style head and taillights, MBUX 2.0 multimedia system and other standard items common to the facelifted models, this car also adds a panoramic electric sunroof, an interconnected navigation package, a head-up display, etc. to highlight the top flagship representative identity.

In addition to the digital upgrades such as the multimedia system common to the car series, the interior also enhances the combat atmosphere through AMG exclusive configurations.
Track Pace's exclusive instrument interface focuses on providing driving-related information, allowing you to keep track of the vehicle's status at any time during intense driving.
The Track Pace track driving application includes famous tracks around the world and can record lap times. Unfortunately, it is difficult to use it in China.
The optional AMG high-performance racing leather seat package is expensive, but the overall texture and coverage are indeed impeccable.

Compared with its previous hatchback sibling, the facelifted CLA 45 S 4Matic+ is still equipped with a 2.0L straight-four turbo engine with a maximum output of 421hp/51.0kgm, AMG Speedshift DCT eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and AMG Performance 4Matic+ active The four-wheel drive system has a performance level of 0~100km/h acceleration in only 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 270km/h. By switching between different driving modes such as Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Race, this car can fully combine the smooth and calm acceleration required for normal urban driving, as well as the powerful and intense thrill of intense driving with clear gears.

The facelifted new car is still equipped with the most powerful 2.0L straight-four turbo engine on the planet, with a maximum output of 421hp/51.0kgm.

In order to control the strong power, the standard AMG exclusive sports car suspension system of this car adopts a hard-tuned style setting with a distinctive performance atmosphere. Fortunately, the initial shock absorption response is quick and delicate, and additional forging is used to help reduce the unsprung load. The overall road performance of the rims is not too bumpy and bouncy, which can be regarded as maintaining sufficient comfort for daily driving; and when you come to the track or multi-curved mountain roads to unleash your performance, you can feel the dynamic stability and good support brought by Driving confidence, coupled with the four-stage socially-defined AMG Dynamic dynamic mode control system with Basic, Advanced, Pro and Master (45 exclusive), you can use it to adjust the rear axle torque distribution characteristics of different degrees of flexibility after getting started, and gradually explore your individual Driving preferences and the dynamic limits of this car.

The powerful power output and stable and controlled steering feel make the CLA 45 S bring rich driving pleasure even on mountain roads.

Test drive experience ~ low-key but more unforgettable

Compared with its hatchback brothers, the facelifted CLA 45 S 4Matic+ is not so aggressive in terms of appearance or driving atmosphere. However, it adds a lot of daily practicality. Coupled with the elegant and dynamic four-door coupe silhouette, People can't help but look back after getting off the bus.

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+ Coupe specification table

This post was last modified on January 22, 2024 2:02 am

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