2020 MercedesAMG CLA35 is a 302hp allwheeldrive New York debut

first_img Post a comment New York Auto Show 2019 65 Photos Mercedes-Benz is introducing two cars at the New York Auto Show that are small in stature yet big in terms of performance. Along with the Mercedes-AMG A35 sedan, the German automaker also revealed the 2020 CLA35, the hotter version of the brand-new CLA-Class sedan.Aside from its more rakish roofline, the AMG CLA35 isn’t too different from the A35 on which it’s based. The CLA35 uses the same 2.0-liter, turbocharged I4 engine, producing the same 302 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission handles shifting duties, and 4Matic all-wheel drive is standard. The CLA35 gets the same AMG sport suspension, variable sport steering and larger brakes as the A35. Mercedes says the CLA35 is ever-so-slightly quicker to accelerate, however, with the company estimating a 4.6-second 0-to-60 mile-per-hour time, compared with 4.7 seconds in the A35.Enlarge ImageThe CLA35 is just a slightly more rakish A35 sedan. Steven Pham/Roadshow Like the A35, the CLA35 will come with lots of onboard tech, including Mercedes’ latest MBUX infotainment software. MBUX includes a pair of 10.2-inch screens, one serving as a digital instrument cluster, the other housing the main infotainment interface, with touch responsiveness as well as natural speech voice commands.Other interior niceties include sport seats (or optional AMG Performance chairs), a panoramic sunroof and three-zone climate control. You also get the CLA’s 64-color ambient lighting, which makes the cabin look absolutely killer at night.The CLA35 certainly sounds like a great package, but then again, so does the A35. Many Roadshow staffers prefer the cleaner lines of the A35, with its rear-headroom-sparing roofline. And since the CLA35 will likely command a bit more money — for no real performance benefit — we’ll be curious to see how the two models coexist. Of course, the same can be said for the standard A220 and its CLA220 stablemate.Look for the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 to hit US dealerships in late 2019. May 29 • 2020 Ford Escape: Everything there is to know Tags Performance Cars Luxury cars Apr 19 • Volkswagen’s US CEO says around $25,000 would be a smart price for a small pickup Apr 19 • Acura MDX PMC Edition is a hand-assembled SUV in brilliant red paint 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque review: Style, now with more substance See All 0 More From Roadshow • Originally published April 8.Update, April 17: Adds new photos from the show floor. 2019 Volkswagen Arteon review: VW’s CC followup is more than just a carbon copy reading • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 is a 302-hp, all-wheel-drive New York debut Apr 19 • Check out the gory details in Honda’s IIHS crash-tested HR-V Share your voice 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35: Sleek style and potent punch New York Auto Show 2019 Mercedes-Benz New Lexus RX 450h adopts radical style, retains stellar hybrid fuel economy Mercedes-Benzlast_img