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Mercedes CLA 45 AMG

The new Mercedes CLA 45 AMG has made its virtual debut at the launch of the Playstation 4.

The Mercedes CLA 45 AMG has had its virtual unveiling as one of the stars in the new Driveclub game, set to be released on the Playstation 4.

The single rear shot reveals that it gets a similar look to standard CLA in the AMG Sport trim level, with large rear exhausts and intakes either side of the bumper.

The CLA is based on the same platform as the Mercedes A-Class hatch and will get the same 2.0-litre turbocharged engine as the A45 AMG. The 355bhp unit will work in conjunction with a four-wheel-drive system to launch the CLA 45 AMG from 0-62mph in just under five seconds.
Both this car and the A 45 AMG will be presented to the world in March (A 45 at Geneva, CLA 45 at New York).

European Car Sales Fall 8.7% in January

In January, sales of passenger cars in the European Union fell 8.7 percent from the same month last year. Total sales reached 885,167 vehicles, reaching a historic fall recorded for the month of January since 1990.

Looking at the major markets, only the UK registered a growth (+11.5%), while the fall market prevailed in Germany (-8.6%), Spain (-9.6%), France (-15.1%) and Italy (-17.6%).

In absolute figures, Germany remains the largest market with 192,090 passenger cars sold, followed by the UK (143,643 units), by France (124,798) and Italy (113,525). In Spain 49,671 cars were sold, which was a little less than Belgium (50,684 units). 

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