Mercedes-AMG Squeezes More Power Out Of Its Entry-Level Models

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Entry-level AMG models can now hit a whopping 167 mph.

Mercedes-Benz hasbeen on a roll with its new entry-level models. For 2016, the hopped-UP versionsof the Mercedes-AMG CLA45 AMG and GLA45 receive a 20-hp boost, which bringspower up to 375 hp. The increase in power equates to faster 0-60 mph times and theability to beat much more expensive vehicles easier. With slight transmission tweaks, the CLA45 AMG can now get to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, whilethe GLA45 AMG does the same sprint in 4.3 seconds.

On the outside,the new powerhouses feature a crucial addition to any high-performance vehicle - a "TURBO" badge. Surprisingly, Mercedes-AMG did not release a statement on howmuch power the badges add, but they definitely help in getting the extra 20 hpout of the engines. There’s no wordon how much the 2016 CLA45 AMG and GLA45 AMG will cost, but it’ll probably hover around the current price of $49,000. Other changes for the vehicle include AMG’snew Dynamic Select system and a Driver’s Package that features a new "Race"mode, as well as a higher top speed of 167 mph.

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