Days after Sony released its latest gaming console, the Playstation4(PS4), game developers have begun announcing a wide range of video games to work on the PS4 platform. One such game that was announced soon after the Sony PS4’s official launch was DriveClub. The DriveClub car racing video game features the CLA45 AMG, Mercedes Benz’s latest high performance car in the AMG line up. The CLA45 AMG shows off its booty on the DriveClub game and in the next few weeks, we’ll have a full glimpse of this high performance Merc as it makes its official debut at the upcoming 2013 New York Auto Show.
The CLA45 AMG, as its name suggests, is the AMG massaged version of the CLA sedan that Mercedes Benz unveiled early this year at the Detroit Motor Show. The CLA45 AMG shares the MFA platform and consequently most parts with the A45 AMG sports hatchback. This sharing includes the 2 Liter turbo petrol engine that will power the CLA45 aMG. This 4 cylinder engine is good for 360 Bhp of peak power and 450 Nm of peak torque. The engine also shares its 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission with the A45 AMG. The car features an all wheel drive layout.
Apart from the powerful engine, the CLA45 AMG will get sport suspension and various other stylistic changes to go with the AMG badging. The CLA45 AMG is expected to go on sale in the second half of 2013. The CLA45 AMG is the second car based on the MFA platform to get the AMG treatment. Together with the A45 AMG model, the CLA45 AMG will be one of the most affordable high performance car in Mercedes Benz’s car line up. Apart from the AMG massaged version, the CLA sedan is also available with turbo petrol and turbo diesel engines.
The CLA sedan will make its Indian debut sometime in 2014 when this car will join the likes of the A-Class and B-Class models. All three MFA platform models sold in India will be assembled at Mercedes Benz India’s Chakan assembly unit. The fourth MFA platform car to be launched in India is the GLA compact crossover.