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    • 2017 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 375 hp M133 test results - 0-60 in 3.8, 12.3@113 1/4 mile

      What Mercedes-AMG has accomplished with the M133 2.0 liter four-cylinder deserves praise. When it first came out people said the engine was maxed out yet Mercedes-AMG themselves bumped output to 375 horsepower from 355 horsepower to remind everyone who is boss.


      The CLA45 AMG moves well with its 375 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. All wheel drive plus a dual clutch transmission helps achieve 0-60 in only 3.8 seconds. The 1/4 mile takes 12.3 seconds at 113 miles per hour. This is an easy 11 second car with some bolt on mods.

      Even though the car is the most compact US AMG offering it weighs 3563 pounds. All wheel drive comes with a penalty. The weight distribution isn't pretty either at 61/39 front to back. It is very nose heavy.

      That does not stop it from pulling 1.00g on the skidpad though. Understeer will dominate the handling characteristics but keep in mind this was originally designed as a front wheel drive platform to begin with.

      At the $50,945 starting price it is a value AMG and tuning platform. At the $69k as tested price by Car and Driver, not so much.

      Still, incredible performance from a factory 2.0 liter turbo motor.


      VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

      PRICE AS TESTED: $69,095 (base price: $50,945)

      ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

      DISPLACEMENT: 122 cu in, 1991 cc
      POWER: 375 hp @ 6000 rpm
      TORQUE: 350 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm

      TRANSMISSION: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode

      DIMENSIONS:
      WHEELBASE: 106.3 in
      LENGTH: 183.8 in
      WIDTH: 70.0 in HEIGHT: 55.7 in
      PASSENGER VOLUME: 80 cu ft
      TRUNK VOLUME: 13 cu ft
      CURB WEIGHT: 3563 lb

      C/D TEST RESULTS:
      Zero to 60 mph: 3.8 sec
      Zero to 100 mph: 9.4 sec
      Zero to 130 mph: 16.5 sec
      Zero to 150 mph: 25.9 sec
      Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 5.3 sec
      Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.9 sec
      Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.3 sec
      Standing -mile: 12.3 sec @ 113 mph
      Top speed (governor limited, mfr's claim): 167 mph
      Braking, 70-0 mph: 150 ft
      Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.00 g

      C/D FUEL ECONOMY:
      Observed: 20 mpg
      75-mph highway driving: 31 mpg
      Highway range: 450 miles

      EPA FUEL ECONOMY:
      Combined/city/highway: 26/23/30 mpg

      This article was originally published in forum thread: 2017 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 375 hp M133 test results - 0-60 in 3.8, 12.3@113 1/4 mile started by Sticky View original post
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      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        This engine is so good I'm surprised they don't make a "C33 AMG" or something with it. Beastly motor.