The CLA-Class is getting lots of attention, but the AMG version could be an even brighter spot for the the brand. The staff at Motor Authority has given the nod to the 2014 all-new CLA45 AMG as the “Best Performance/Luxury Car to Buy for 2014.” They call it, “reasonably priced and incredibly fun.” But it sounds like it was a close race with the 2014 Porsche Cayman. So close that they gave the title to both cars.
The new Porsche Cayman is good company for the all-new CLA45 AMG. But how can you ignore its bold styling, lean shape, and 355-hp delivered by the most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder production engine on earth? When AMG gets their hands on any new Mercedes model, we know it’s going to be something special. And the 2014 CLA45 AMG doesn’t disappoint.
The boys at Motor Authority were thoroughly impressed with the newest AMG. They said in their report, “If the Cayman is a symphony, Mercedes-Benz's 2014 CLA45 AMG, is a rock-star supergroup, jamming for all it's worth. Luxury, style, performance, and handling come together in a balance where each element stands out, but the whole is still somehow greater than the sum of its parts. As we noted in our nomination, the CLA45 AMG isn't the most of anything on this list--but it is the most of everything.”
The CLA45 AMG offers the best of both worlds. And it’s AMG’s most attainable performance car to come along. With a starting price of $47,450, it well within the reach of most performance enthusiasts. And who wouldn’t be interested in all-wheel-drive capability with a sprint time of 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. It’s the perfect blend of performance and at the same time providing a daily driver. We couldn’t say the same about the Porsche Cayman.
For performance enthusiasts, AMG provides an affordable sports car with all the AMG genes to make it a true performance four-door coupe. Ola Kallenius, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH stated, "In the CLA45 AMG, Mercedes-AMG presents a unique and absolutely desirable automobile with the characteristic AMG genes. The high-tech package with the world's most powerful four-cylinder production engine and performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive stands for 'Driving Performance' at its best."
We would agree with the staff at Motor Authority. The all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG offers true performance dynamics in a new mid-range compact segment at its very best. Deliveries of the new four-door coupe will begin this month here in the U.S.