2013 New York Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG, the high-performance version of the entry-level CLA, will debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
- The 2014 CLA45 AMG will go on sale in the U.S. in late 2013.
- Pricing has not been announced, but the CLA45 AMG is expected to be more expensive than the base CLA, which starts at $30,825.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG will go on sale in the U.S. in late 2013, said Terry Wei, a Mercedes-Benz USA spokeswoman in a phone conversation with Edmunds on Tuesday. The CLA45 AMG's debut in U.S. showrooms will be a few months after the arrival of the base CLA in September.
Pricing has not been announced, but the CLA45 AMG is expected to be more expensive than the base CLA, which starts at $30,825, including a $925 destination charge. The pricing on the base 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA was announced at the end of the car's highly touted 2013 Super Bowl commercial.
Word of the CLA45 AMG's debut in the Big Apple came courtesy of a contest announced on Mercedes' Facebook page.
No other details on the CLA45 AMG have been released, Wei said.
Edmunds says: It will be interesting to watch whether Mercedes-Benz recruits Kate Upton and crew for the advertising on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG, after a show-stopping appearance for the CLA at the 2013 Super Bowl.