We aren't getting the Mercedes A45 AMG because we just don't appreciate hot hatchbacks like we should. It's a shame. But hey, we're getting its swoopy, stylized brother. Meet the CLA45 AMG.
We already got a brief glance at the CLA45 when Sony debuted DriveClub on the PS4. Like the A45, the CLA45 has a 2.0 liter turbo four with 360 horsepower and rockets to 60 in just 4.6 seconds.
Unlike the A45, it has a trunk and styling that I've deemed kind of 1920s punk Cruella de Ville escape sedan. It's classic in a modern way, if that makes sense. It does to me, and frankly, that's all that really matters.
The interior is sporty. There's alcantara, big chunky switches, cloths, fabrics, carbon fiber, and RED stuff because red means speed.
The car will officially debut at the NY Auto Show next week. Look for it to cost around $50,000.