Mercedes-AMG will soon be launching the performance range of CLA models to South Africans, here's what you can expect to pay.
The AMG army is set to launch a barrage of product to SA before the year is out. On the list to come are both A35 and A45 S, CLA 35 and CLA 45 S. There is also the possibility we will see performance version of the A-Class Sedan before 2020 if Merc can get them int the country fast enough.
As for the CLA, the AMG 35 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbopetrol engine pumping out 225 kW and 400 Nm. It also makes use of the all-wheel-drive 4Matic system that can send up to 50% of the power to the rear axle. The CLA 35 appears to be somewhat of a competitor the Audi S3 Sedan and by somewhat, we mean much more expensive rival. CLA 35 pricing starts at R855 566 including CO2 tax.
The CLA 45 S is more of a brute, making use of Merc-AMG's all-singing, all-dancing 310 kW and 500 Nm 2.0-litre turbopetrol. We've driven the A45 S, which is near identical in execution and you can read about that here. It too has a very premium price tag starting at R1 093 749 including CO2 tax.
The CLA models usually offer a slight premium over the standard A-Class models so expect A 45 S pricing to come in a little under the CLA 45 S.
Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 - R855 566
Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S - R1 093 749
HT to Zero2Turbo for the pricing