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2018 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 – Engine and Transmission

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 9/5/2018 Eric Stafford
Engine and Transmission: The Mercedes-AMG CLA45's powertrain is seething with emotion, making this compact sedan supremely quick.© Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc The Mercedes-AMG CLA45's powertrain is seething with emotion, making this compact sedan supremely quick.

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Like a teenager loaded with hormones, the CLA45's high-strung 375-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four is an aluminum block seething with emotion. Selectable drive modes dictate its attitude and alter the alacrity of its seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The standard 4Matic all-wheel-drive system has a front-drive bias, but up to 50 percent of the engine's 350 lb-ft of torque can be sent to the rear wheels.

What's New for 2018?

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The CLA45 retains its potent powertrain and all-wheel-drive system, which continue to impress from a pure performance standpoint. Too bad the configuration is easy to love at the track but harder to appreciate on a daily basis.

Test Results: Acceleration

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For more information on the CLA45's engine and transmission, you can read our in-depth review of the 2017 model.

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Continue Reading:

• 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 – Overview and Pricing
• Engine and Transmission
• Fuel Economy and Driving Range
• Performance and Driving Impressions
• Interior and Passenger Space
• Audio and Infotainment
• Cargo Space and Storage
• Exterior Design and Dimensions
• Safety and Driver Assistance
• Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
• Video Overview: Interior, Infotainment, Cargo Space

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