2013 Frankfurt Preview: Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series Concept

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 4, 2013

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series Concept was unveiled today and is headed to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). The new concept car previews another customer sport racing car from Mercedes-AMG. The CLA 45 AMG Racing Series is destined for the crowd-pulling race series featuring 2.0-litre turbocharged cars and if there is enough demand it may be deployed internationally.

Still, the engine output and power transmission are variable, with permanent all-wheel drive or purely front-wheel drive possible as in the standard version. As expected, the racing version of the CLA comes with a special suspension, has a wider track at the front and rear and allows numerous adjustments for an individual racetrack setup.

The suspension level, spring rate and damper characteristics are adjustable, just like the track and camber at the front and rear axles. Moreover, the racing car features an AMG high-performance braking system with ventilated discs all-round and is equipped with an anti-lock system. A new body kit was also installed and consists of a new front and rear apron, flared wings and side sill panels.

In addition, treadless racing tyres ensure an impressive width. Inside, we find a roll-over cage made of high-strength steel, Recaro sport bucket seats and integrated fire extinguishing system. The racing steering wheel with shift paddles for gearshifts allows perfect vehicle control. [souce: Daimler]

Press Release

A New Star for the Race Track: CLA 45 AMG Racing Series

The #SLSAMGGT3 has paved the way, and we are now offering you a glimpse of the possible new member of AMG Customer Sports Fan Page team: the CLA 45 AMG Racing Series.

Authentic racing sport flair, competitive technology, spectacular design, and exemplary high safety – the close-to-production, four-door, high-performance coupé CLA 45 AMG Racing Series is planned for the highly popular racing series with 2-liter turbocharged vehicles.

With the genes of a champion, the #CLA 45 AMG which was launched in 2013 with the world's most powerful series production 4-cylinder engine, serves as the basis for the possible new customer sports race car. On the race car version it would be possible to adapt the engine performance and technical specifications to the regulations of different racing series. Here, both permanent all-wheel drive and pure front-wheel drive are possible. As in the series vehicle, the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports gearbox takes care of power transmission. Body panels made completely of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) and specific aerodynamic components promise to provide top-level racing competitiveness, not to mention impressive design. The interior is focused on pure function with numerous safety and race car features.

In a few days, the show car will celebrate its world premiere at the IAA Frankfurt (September 12 - 22, 2013). Tell us how you like the potentially new AMG Customer Sports family member!

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