With an output of up to 310 kW (421 PS), the completely new Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre engine is currently the world’s most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder manufactured for series production. Mercedes-AMG has bettered the output of the preceding engine by 30 kW (40 PS). Maximum torque has also increased from 475 to up to 500 newton metres. The new, highly efficient powerpack is produced on an innovative production line in Affalterbach, on the “One Man, One Engine” principle.
The four-cylinder engine delivers extremely agile drive power in two output ratings: with 310 kW (421 PS) as the S-Model and with 285 kW (387 PS) in the basic version. The new compact sports cars absolve the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in record time: the CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ Shooting Brake requires just 4.0 seconds, while the base model CLA 45 4MATIC+ Shooting Brake gets up to speed in 4.1 seconds. The top speed of the base model is electronically limited to 250 km/h, while the S-Model leaves the factory with a top speed of 270 km/h. With the optional AMG Driver’s package, the base variant can also be driven at up to 270 km/h.