Would You Buy an $82,345 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S?

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Four-cylinder power has become the standard for Mercedes-AMG as of late, even if a few V-8 powerplants are hanging on. But that doesn't mean all the fun is gone, with the 2024 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 as a case in point. Boasting 416 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque out of AMG's 2.0-liter turbocharged, inline-four M139 engine, the CLA platform is as grippy as it is quick, with 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive.

AMG-tuned versions of the CLA series are a proper riot, even amongst strong competition from BMW and Audi. Priced to compete with premium trims of BMW's M340i and Audi's S4, the AMG CLA45 S starts at $66,550 for 2024. At $66,550, the performance afforded by the CLA45 S seems steep, but would you pay $82,345 for a few extras?

That's right, the folks in Affalterbach are launching a limited production of models known as the 2024 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S Edition 1 for the low cost of $82,345 (including a $1150 destination fee). And it's not a mechanically upgraded package, either. For an extra $15,000, Mercedes-AMG is making the Edition 1 a solely visual package.

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