Mercedes unveils facelifts of AMG CLA & GLA 45

Mercedes unveils facelifts of AMG CLA & GLA 45
Mercedes unveils facelifts of AMG CLA & GLA 45

Mercedes-Benz, India’s biggest German luxury carmaker by sales  introduced facelifts of Mercedes AMG CLA 45 4Matic Coupe and Mercedes AMG GLA 45 4Matic SUV priced at Rs 75.20 lakh and Rs 77.85 lakh at pan India showroom, respectively.

Interestingly, the prices of the refreshed CLA 45 and GLA 45 are unchanged.

However, the respective Aero edition models of the CLA 45 and GLA 45 are priced at Rs 77.69 lakh and Rs 80.67 lakh.

The Aero editions of the Pune-headquartered brand feature a high level of customer customisation.

The AMG badged cars from Mercedes stable are the performance cars, which are generally bought by car enthusiasts in the country.

With the introduction of these two new AMGs, Mercedes-Benz India is making a strong statement in the growing performance car segment. Both the vehicles offer a host of new features and embody dynamism, sportiness, exceptional driving performance and agility. 

At present, neither the CLA 45 AMG nor the GLA 45 AMG has any direct rivals in the Indian market.

“With our AMG 45 range, we provide our customers a product that embodies the motorsport DNA while adding the practicality of everyday use,” Roland Folger, MD and CEO at Mercedes-Benz India, said.

The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and GLA 45 4Matic have been modified, keeping in mind the changing Indian market sentiments and to suit the young generation's requirements, he pointed out.

“We are confident that these new exciting products will create a stronger fan following for AMG in India,” Folger said.

The range-topping GLA and CLA are powered by the same 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine that produces 381hp and 475 Nm of peak torque. They also share the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels via Mercedes’ 4Matic system.

In terms of external changes, compared to the previous model, the new CLA comes with revised front and rear aprons, new front and rear diffusers, LED headlamps and a tweaked lip spoiler.

On the other hand, the GLA 45 also sports similar changes but also gets a boot-mounted spoiler. They both feature new 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels.

The Aero edition of the CLA and GLA facelifts will be available in a new black finish and feature decals on the doors and a sporty yellow strip running on the front and rear bumpers, the sides, on the outside rear view mirrors and the blacked-out alloy wheels.

These changes can be seen on the Yellow Night edition that is launching in India for the first time.

Both the performance cars come equipped with a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a new instrument cluster and a 360-degree camera. The cabin will also feature similar yellow elements along with special-edition badges for the Aero edition models.

Till date, Mercedes-AMG has launched a total of seven cars this year and plans to launch a total of 12 before the end of 2017.

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