Mercedes Benz is on a roll, and they have no intention of slowing down. In a surprise move during somewhat quiet summer season they have just unveiled the CLA and CLA AMG for Japan, all that while the world is preparing itself for the S class debut. What a year it has been for the Stuttgart automotive giant, so in today's post I will do a visual introduction of the phenomenal A45 AMG Edition 1, which went on sale in Japan on July 1st.
When Mercedes Benz unveiled the replacement for the soccer mom uneventful A class the whole world froze in amazement as it took a little while to sink in. Nobody could find anything similar between the old and new A Class, and that’s definitely a good thing. Once it went on sale, everyone also recognized that it wasn't just looks, the A class was also a great fun to drive.
Then the AMG division came in and said: we'll make it even better! And so they did. They took the world by storm when the A45 AMG was finally uveiled earlier this year as a lot of skeptical journalists were looking for a flaw, something to criticize... and they couldn't find anything!
Aluminum paddles behind the leather and alcantara wrapped steering wheel and are same as you would find in other higher end AMG models.
What they've done here is show how far ahead of the game Mercedes Benz really is; not only in terms of technology and innovation, but also how the whole corporation functions as a single unit. This car is result of excellent team work, dedication, and progressive corporate culture.
Engineers at Mercedes Benz have been perfecting diesel engines for quite a while and have achieved very impressive efficiency and performance numbers. What they haven't achieved with diesel engines however, is an appeal to car enthusiasts.
Perhaps the only evidence of incorporation of diesel engine technology is red line of 6250 RPM with peak power at 6000.
Thank you for reading everyone. There will be more A class goodness in the next update as I take the A250 Sport for a spin around Tokyo.
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