2014 Mercedes-Benz The faster with CLA 45 AMG Racing Series - Not only is great for a personal car or governmental agencies. Mercedes-Benz is also very quick and agile while on the racing event. That is evidenced by the many racing teams who use cars from Mercedes-Benz.
One of them is the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45.
Mercedes-Benz cars as the product showed that the product is a superior car. The German car manufacturer is currently very much in demand by sports car lovers. With inline 4-cylinder engine capable of producing RPM: 331 @ 2250 (Est.). Can reach a top speed of 195 mph.
Horsepower @ RPM: 360 @ 6000 (Est.)
Torque @ RPM: 331 @ 2250 (Est.)
Displacement: 2.0 L
0-60 time: 4.3 sec. (Est.)
Top Speed: 195 mph (Est.)
Mercedes will prove its racing capabilities once again with the unveiling of a new CLA 45 AMG Racing Series at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show . After its debut, the model will enter various international race series, such as national brand-specific trophies or the German VLN series.
Based on the standard CLA 45 AMG , the the Racing Series adds an aerodynamic package made in carbon fiber, a racing-prepared interior, and updated suspension and braking systems.
Just like with the SLS AMG GT3 , the new CLA 45 AMG Racing Series was developed in cooperation with HWA AG, which was responsible for the development and race appearances of the AMG-Mercedes DTM cars.
"The CLA 45 AMG Racing Series demonstrates our desire to further increase our commitment to customer motorsport. We are also seeking to offer interested customer teams a competitive, near-standard racing car with an excellent level of safety in the popular four-cylinder segment."
Based on the production-version CLA 45 AMG, the new Racing Series features an extravagant aerodynamic kit made in carbon fiber. This kit includes a new front and rear apron, flared wings and side sill panels, a front apron with a front splitter, a new rear diffuser with three fins, and an adjustable rear aerofoil. For improved stability at high speeds, the CLA 45 AMG Racing Series also offers a carbon-fiber wing.
Being a racecar, it requires improved cooling of the rear brakes, and this is all taken care of, thanks to new air intakes in the side sill panels. Mercedes Mercedes increased the downforce by adding wheel-arch vents in the wings, and the bonnet and boot lid are fitted with quick-release catches for fast opening and closing.
Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series
The interior is specially developed for a racecar, as the CLA 45 AMG Racing Series features a roll cage made in high-strength steel, a carbon-fiber P 1300 GT racing bucket seat from Recaro and an integrated fire-extinguishing system.
For the cockpit, AMG installed a specially developed instrument cluster that displays details on the road speed, engine speed and the operating temperatures of the engine and transmission. This gives the driver a clear view of the important information without distracting him.
Rounding out the interior mods is a racing steering wheel with shift paddles, a center console with a central switch for the on-board electronics, and switches for the hazard warning system and fire extinguishing system.
Under its hood, the new CLA 45 AMG Racing Series keeps the same engine found in the production version: an AMG-built 2.0-liter turbo engine. In the production model, this engine churns out 360 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque, and mates to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission. This driveline sprints the production version to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph. Mercedes said that the car’s specifications could vary according to the race rules and race series, so the exact performance and output specs on this racer depend on what level the buyer plans to race it in.
Suspension and Brakes
For the new CLA 45 AMG Racing Series Mercedes also developed a special racing suspension with adjustable ride height, spring rate and damper characteristics. The car sits on AMG light-alloy wheels in a cross-spoke design, and the wheels are wrapped in Dunlop racing tires sized 265-660-18. The wheels and suspension team up with an electro-mechanical AMG speed-sensitive sports steering system to help[ guide the racer trough the twist.
Doing the tedious task of slowing this racecar is an AMG high-performance braking system with ventilated discs all round.