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CLA45 on the front cover of Motor magazine. "Plant the throttle in any gear from those revs (over 2300rpm) and the CLA45 explodes into violence and anger........it's so strong it's hard to imagine any other 4 cylinder that will even come close to its in-gear acceleration." I'm excited!

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Not sure how much of the article I can post but it's on the front cover of the June 2013 copy of Motor Magazine published in Australia.
 

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Article...article...article... ;)

Kidding! Thanks for the heads up. I'm sure there will be a way to locate it online...at some point.

-Eric
 

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A bit more:

"From 2500 to 5000rpm, the CLA45 is all brutality, but beyond 5000 to it's 6700rpm limiter, it's as though it's become enraged by your foots imprudence. It feels every bit as quick as AMG claims, with a bonus highlight of exhaust pop and crackle on the overrun.

The seven-speed dual-clutch is one of the best: snappy upshifts, big downshift blips with 'controlled misfires' that you fall in lust with."
 

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The 45 will undoubtedly be downright nasty. As per usual, MB's 0-60 guestimate is conservative. The major car magazines will peg it @ 4.1-4.3. Bank on that. The dual-clutch (wave of the future) coupled with that much torque and AWD will enable the car to act like a slingshot. I will be more interested in 1/4 mile times and trapspeed. I'll say 12.9 @ 109 mph, which is on par with the awesome Audi TT-RS.
 
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