I do not know if Mercedes had (and not) only an exceptionally talented photographer here Only yellow color (a little), but I'm damned if the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 is currently not among the best-looking new cars.
The molded front is expressive and lively without being intrusive aggressive The rear lights and taillights look like a recall for something bigger and more luxurious, and the swooping roof reminds me of what I liked about the CLS than years ago first came to the market.
I'm not crazy about the rear bumper sculptures near the reflectors, and I'm sure the camber of the gunwales folds along, but in general it's impossible to get a nasty angle on this thing.
As the A35, which was shown last month, The CLA35 has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine demanded 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is a seven-speed automatic, all-wheel drive is mandatory, and the drive is highly controlled by Mercedes traction control computers and driving aids.
Like the A35, this vehicle also gets 13.8-inch front discs with four-piston calipers. According to a preliminary data sheet, it is 0.1 seconds faster than the A-Class, but otherwise the two cars seem to be closely related.
So I'm not sure why both cars are there. There are, but I have to admit, I'm excited about the design of this version and I'm looking forward to seeing them on the road. A good thing, I think, because entry-level AMG cars are pretty common in Los Angeles 'Beverly Hills-neighboring' neighborhoods.
Mercedes has not specified a price or top speed in its launch, but today you can order a 375 -HP 2019 CLA45 for about $ 53,000. The CLA35 must be under it to make room for a 2020 CLA45, which has been redesigned in this body style. So I would guess that this will be in the mid to high 40,000s range.
Hot damn. New Mercs look really good in yellow.