The new CLA 45 AMG Racing Series.
World premiere at the IAA.
One of the most sensational highlights at this year’s International Motor Show in Frankfurt am Main: The new CLA 45 AMG Racing Series is celebrating its world premiere. The concept car provides a preview of a further customer sports racing car from Mercedes-AMG. Hence, as a simple matter of genealogy, the CLA 45 AMG Racing Series has the perfect genes for a competitive customer sports racing car. Now it is time to launch the CLA 45 AMG Racing Series high-performance Coupé in the popular four-cylinder segment. With its authentic motor racing genes, performance-orientated technology and high level of safety – the CLA 45 AMG Racing Series is all set to participate in customer sports. Due to its spectacular aerodynamics a tremendous competitiveness is assumed – already today.
The Racing car’s expressive design stands by its promise to achieve a high performance. Motorsport-typical racing car features made completely from carbon-fibre (CFRP) including a new front and rear apron, flared wings and side sill panels turn the Racing Series into a highly convincing racing car. The new CLA 45 AMG Racing Series teaches a lesson by combining its aerodynamic attributes with outstanding design. The flowing lines shaping the compact body of the vehicle communicate a palpable lightness. The front splitter which is attached to the front apron ensures additional downforce, as do the rear diffuser with three fins and the adjustable rear aerofoil. The showcar nestles down in the asphalt and leans into the bends.
In addition, treadless racing tyres support its grip. Due to the new CFRP-Components, the CLA 45 AMG Racing Series is not only more aerodynamically efficient. Thanks to the carbon-fibre rear wings and large cooling apertures for engine and brake cooling, it makes an imposing impression even when stationary.
Dynamics in every detail.
The CLA 45 AMG Racing Series’ positioning has a defined aim: an aerodynamic design for a sportive use on the racetracks. The Racing Series‘ breath-taking appearance is a feast for all senses. In true racing style, the bonnet and boot lid are fitted with quick-release catches. Once again, the CLA 45 AMG Racing Series proves its deep understanding of form and function. Racy proportions, dynamic refinements – the CLA 45 AMG Racing Series is proficient in the design idiom of its segment.
Emphasis on safety.
A functional racing car atmosphere predominates in the interior, where established features gain new perfection. In the roll-over cage made of high-strength steel all conditions for reliable performance are provided. The racing steering wheel with shift paddles for gearshifts allows perfect vehicle control. An exemplary level of safety is ensured by the carbon-fibre racing bucket seat from Recaro. In the Cockpit, red detailing creates authentic racing car- aesthetics. The high quality materials fascinate in their function orientated processing. The suspenseful interior of the racing car seamlessly integrates the driver with a steady hand.