Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Racing Series Concept: Pictures Released Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut

Mercedes-Benz has proven how innovative and trustworthy it is as a manufacturer time and again. The German automaker has been serving its consumers for decades, and now it is sincerely working on creating a better identity in the motorsport world.

We know how potent Mercedes-Benz is and its latest built reinforces its commitment to customer motorsport. At the 2013 IAA at Frankfurt, Mercedes-Benz plans to unveil the CLA45 AMG Racing Series Concept, but well ahead of it the official pictures of the car are already out. After the concept’s official debut at Frankfurt, it will enter various international race series such as the German VLN series.

As the name suggests, it is a concept based on the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG and comes with an aerodynamic package made in carbon fibre, racing oriented interior, and improved braking and suspension systems. The carbon fibre kit includes a new front and rear apron, a new rear diffuser with three fins,a front apron with front splitter, an adjustable rear aerofoil, and flared wings and side sill panels. Improved stability is provided by a carbon fibre made wing.

The interior is entirely race focused and therefore the CLA45 AMG Racing Series Concept features a carbon fibre P 1300  GT racing bucket seat from Recaro, a high strength steel roll cage, a specially developed instrument cluster that displays road speed, engine speed and operating temperatures of engine and transmission, racing steering wheel with paddle shifters, a center console with a central switch for on-board electronics, and switches for fire extinguishing system and hazard warning system.

Under the hood the car keeps the same engine found on the production version of CLA45 AMG. This AMG developed 2.0 litre turbo unit puts out 360 bhp of max power and 450 nm of torque and comes mated with an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7 speed sports transmission. The drivetrain helps the production version sprint to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds and attain a top speed of 155 mph. But these are the figures for the standard unit, and the CLA45 AMG Racing Series Concept will definitely feature an up-tuned version of the same.

Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Racing Series Concept Official Pictures

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