Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG, A45 AMG coming on PlayStation 4 in new Driveclub racing game

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 22, 2013

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) showed Driveclub -- a brand new racing franchise that Evolution Studios exclusively created for Playstation 4. The franchise was recently presented in New York. This pioneering game includes several outstanding Mercedes-Benz cars such as the new CLA 45 AMG and the new A 45 AMG.

These top-performing vehicles will have their global debut in March 2013. Driveclub and the new Playstation 4 console will have their launch during the holiday season. SCEI’s next generation computer entertainment system – the Playstation 4 – offers potent graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, and ground-breaking second-screen features.

As a result, gameplay becomes incredibly rich and immersive. Driveclub is the ideal fit for the next-gen PlayStation gamers. Driveclub, a networked game to be played in real clubs, urges players to group together and to collaborate as well as race against each other as they feel the excitement of getting behind the wheel of the world’s best cars on the best roads.

The audiovisual quality of the cars and the tracks is true to life and provides an experience of almost being on the driver’s seat with a great view from the cockpit. The Driveclub will soon have other vehicles aside from the CLA 45 AMG and the A 45 AMG.

The A 45 AMG compact car from Mercedes-Benz marked the first time the brand is offering a vehicle with high performance for this particular segment. The A 45 AMG was initially presented during the auto show in Geneva held in March 2013.

Mercedes-Benz also has the CLA which is the AMG version of the four-door coupe and was premiered on the auto show in New York. The A 45 AMG has a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine, making it one of the most powerful engine types in production worldwide.

The engine can reach maximum power of 265 kilowatts or about 360 horsepower with a 450 newton-meter maximum torque. The power density of the engine cannot be ignored as well since it can reach as high as 133 kilowatts or 181 horsepower, exceeding even the power of many super sports cars.

In addition to the excellent performance, the engine is also very efficient as it is able to meet EU6 emissions standard. Both the A 45 AMG and the coupe version, the CLA 45 AMG, come equipped with the standard 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system.

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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. presents Driveclub for the newly announced Playstation 4: Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG and A 45 AMG in new Driveclub racing game

In New York yesterday, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) presented Driveclub a brand new racing franchise developed exclusively for Playstation 4 by Evolution Studios. The car line-up in this pioneering game, which conveys better than ever before the heart and soul of motor racing and the passion it inspires, includes several exceptional sports cars from Mercedes-Benz – first and foremost among them the new CLA 45 AMG and the new A 45 AMG. Both these high-performance vehicles will be celebrating their real-world premiere in March 2013. Driveclub and the new Playstation 4 console will be launching this holiday season.

Playstation 4 is SCEI’s next generation computer entertainment system that redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalisation, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features. Driveclub is the perfect fit for the lifestyle of the next generation of PlayStation gamers: an exhilarating, visceral and highly socially connected racing experience that showcases the immense capabilities of Playstation 4.

Driveclub is a networked game to be played in real clubs, encouraging players to team up and to collaborate and compete with one another while experiencing the thrill of driving the best cars in the world, on the best roads in the world. The audiovisual quality of the cars and the tracks is staggering, and the view from the cockpit is absolutely true to life, immersing the player in every race and recreating the power and the drama that they would feel if they were actually sitting in the driver’s seat.

As well as the CLA 45 AMG and the A 45 AMG, further vehicles with the three-pointed star will join Driveclub.

Firing up the world's most powerful four-cylinder production engine

In March the A 45 AMG will be presented at the Geneva auto show. With this new family member Mercedes-AMG will for the first time be offering a high-performance vehicle in the compact class segment. The AMG-Version of the new four-door Coupé, the CLA, is celebrating its world premiere in New York. With a peak output of 265 kW (360 hp) and a maximum torque of 450 newton metres, their turbocharged AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine is the world's most powerful four-cylinder power unit in series production. The power density of 133 kW (181 hp) surpasses even that of the most powerful super sports cars. At the same time they excel with outstanding efficiency, while also meeting the EU6 emissions standard. The A 45 AMG and the CLA 45 AMG are equipped as standard with the fully variable, performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system.

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