Singapore - Unlike its A45S hatchback sibling, with looks that are designed to stand out from among the regular A-class, the CLA45S sedan is a tad more composed and subtle in looks, while offering the similar grunt and excitement expected of an AMG.
From the outside, it looks remarkably similarly to the four-door AMG GT, albeit slightly smaller in size, which becomes evident once you slip inside, especially so for the rear passengers. However, thanks to a mesmerizing amount of technology loaded in, with an immersive array of beautiful digital screens, mood-lighting and shiny bits everywhere, being on the inside is quite an adventure on its own.
The front sport seats are some of the best available on the market, truly sculpted for a sporty drive and offering firm support from all directions.
In terms of performance, it ticks all the right boxes, punching out a range-topping 421hp with 500Nm of torque from its turbocharged inline four, mated to a very responsive 8-speed dual clutch transmission. Drivers will, however, need to spend a fair amount of time looking at the speedo because breaking the legal speed-limit happens within four seconds, making this sports sedan more powerful than many mass-market sports cars.