AMG CLA 45 S review - see how quick it REALLY is to 60mph!

This is the absolutely gorgeous Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S! Under the skin, it’s effectively an A45 S, including the same 2-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder as found in the hot hatch! It’ll put down 421hp and 500Nm, but if you’re not in the market for the boy racer vibes of the hot hatch, should you choose the CLA? Stick with Mat and find out!
00:00 Intro
00:36 Engine
01:09 0-60mph
01:52 Brakes
02:47 Chassis
03:19 Suspension
03:33 Drifting
04:52 Twisty Road Driving
05:55 Styling
08:20 Interior
09:46 Back Seats
10:11 Boot
10:33 Annoying Features
11:36 Good Features
13:13 Daily Driving
14:23 Infotainment
14:58 Trims
15:31 Verdict
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  • Idok Watcher
    Idok Watcher4 hours ago

    Except C63 is not a front wheel drive four banger.

  • Bruno M.t
    Bruno M.t18 hours ago

    Matt I swear you did this car justice on this review

  • Mata Man
    Mata Man22 hours ago

    Fuel consumption must be massive. Who cares I guess

  • Lesego Mapupa
    Lesego MapupaDay ago

    Mat watch your language pls I'm a kid

  • Grayson Harelson
    Grayson HarelsonDay ago

    Love seeing a 4 cylinder putting out that power. However that cockpit sound is abysmal

  • ThewayICit
    ThewayICit2 days ago

    Here comes the "It's not a V8 it's not a real AMG" squad.

  • Yuvansai Pasupathy
    Yuvansai Pasupathy2 days ago

    I just Love This Car.......My ever So Fav Merc For ever!

  • James LionlyLion
    James LionlyLion2 days ago

    This gonna be my first car

  • R4M Quattro

    R4M Quattro

    2 days ago


  • Dylan Wilson
    Dylan Wilson2 days ago

    Introducing the more grown up car..... Now let's go into drift mode 😂

  • WR ZL1
    WR ZL13 days ago

    But it’s still the front drive biased AWD which ruins its handling

  • Typical Bangali
    Typical Bangali3 days ago

    Finally a serious competitor of audi rs3 sedan!

  • OG
    OG3 days ago

    Get this man on TOP GEAR

  • alex fardoulis
    alex fardoulis4 days ago

    The faking issues is BS it’s cosmetic for heaven’s sakes

    THE ONE4 days ago

    This car awd or fwd? Can anyone answer?

  • xellossaxon


    2 days ago

    Are you braindead?

  • Re sotto la Montagna
    Re sotto la Montagna6 days ago

    This car looks.... FAT!

  • Çommenter Person
    Çommenter Person6 days ago

    The wagon is better looking (to me).

  • Sandeep Gurung
    Sandeep Gurung6 days ago

    This beauty would cost £190k where i live. 213% import tax :(

  • R S
    R S7 days ago

    This is a fake Amg.

  • Damon Yuno
    Damon Yuno7 days ago

    Looks like it hast Flugrost please pass etwas auf die Autos auf die du Zugestellt bekommst.

  • Bob Marley
    Bob Marley8 days ago

    Fantastic car....

  • F00k White&Black People racism war sh0t
    F00k White&Black People racism war sh0t8 days ago

    Is that 200 m/p or km/h?

  • xellossaxon


    2 days ago

    Are you braindead?

  • Dylan
    Dylan8 days ago

    10:55 There's actually also an aero pack with a big fixed spoiler

  • Osman Dubin
    Osman Dubin9 days ago

    We don't all think in fucking mpg or mph Is it really that hard to write it in NORMAL units somewhere in the corner!?!?!?

  • khvidtube1617
    khvidtube16179 days ago

    This part really hurts 8:00, faked exhaust and faked vent.

  • Sikelela Mahlasela
    Sikelela Mahlasela9 days ago

    Carwow, when are you going International? We're out here outside of Brit with moneys to give you

  • Alen Ibričić
    Alen Ibričić10 days ago

    How can be slower 0.1 seconds if you with cla 45s from 0 to 60 mph 3.7 seconds and with amg a45s for 3.9?

  • Guyver1789
    Guyver178910 days ago

    Is it me or is the CLA badge on the piss?

  • Elvis Car Reviews
    Elvis Car Reviews11 days ago

    Wow so this car is as fast to 60 as a Audi RS5 😯

  • MC MC
    MC MC12 days ago

    Another dull merc

  • Panshul Bansal
    Panshul Bansal12 days ago

    Drag race: AMG CLA 45 S vs Audi RS3 vs BMW M2 Competition vs Tesla Model 3 Performance Edit: Sorry for the cringy reply jokes

  • Panshul Bansal

    Panshul Bansal

    12 days ago

    No I'm you

  • Panshul Bansal

    Panshul Bansal

    12 days ago

    No I'm you

  • Panshul Bansal

    Panshul Bansal

    12 days ago

    No I'm you

  • Panshul Bansal

    Panshul Bansal

    12 days ago

    I'm you

  • hudaiberdiev islombek
    hudaiberdiev islombek13 days ago

    When are we going to see this beast against m2 competition and rs3

  • Tristano Pavon
    Tristano Pavon13 days ago

    audi rs3 was tested from car and driver and did the 0-60 mph in 3.4,,,,

  • xellossaxon


    3 days ago

    Audi RS3 is slower than this. Multiple comparisons have shown that, especially the rolling race, which is much more important than the drag race.

  • R V
    R V14 days ago

    Cla is not any more beautifulll to me

  • FirearmTutorials .com
    FirearmTutorials .com15 days ago

    The CLA is a real POS.

  • gitimon gogoi
    gitimon gogoi17 days ago

    5:34 🤩

  • gitimon gogoi
    gitimon gogoi17 days ago

    Matt got a new phone

  • TheAJ10YT
    TheAJ10YT17 days ago

    The CLA 45 S is definitely worth it.

  • Grady Parsons
    Grady Parsons18 days ago

    So it’s barely slower than the E63 S AMG. Also, the CLA45 S AMG is sleeker than the C63 S AMG; which makes it look more appealing to some (also, that may help with aerodynamics, so better fuel economy and acceleration).

  • VoidLordy
    VoidLordy19 days ago

    Whats the price

  • Cali X Beats
    Cali X Beats19 days ago

    Finally 🙌 let's put it in a drag, Matt!!!

  • Sam Court
    Sam Court19 days ago

    That interior is awful. The silver plastic looks and feels naff. I despise the lack of buttons too and the ‘assistant’. Amazing engine though.

  • ad am
    ad am20 days ago

    i used to think cla's were so ugly til now

  • Qwerty Asdf
    Qwerty Asdf20 days ago

    how old is this dude?

  • A Market
    A Market21 day ago

    Im not a batch guy. In sydney, Australia - What would you prefer - kia stinger gt or this car ???

  • Stan Milov
    Stan Milov21 day ago

    So in USA we don’t get brake calipers since we don’t get the S ? Wtf ??


    Why can’t I buy this car where I am located, Edmonton Alberta Canada. Been looking it up can’t find it anywhere. Are they sold in specific country’s?

  • bob


    18 days ago

    You can buy in toronto. Starting 59,000$

  • Timon
    Timon21 day ago

    Mat drives like crazy around bends 🏌️🤯

  • 50 subs before 2021 ?
    50 subs before 2021 ?22 days ago

    Mercedes Engine manufacture to the CEO: “How much horsepower do you want the 4 cylinder engine in the CLA 45 to have?” CEO: “Yes”

  • exeterweathermodification watch
    exeterweathermodification watch23 days ago

    Your website doesn't offer any discounts on new releases...

  • Eric Lin
    Eric Lin23 days ago

    Mat : Hand me the fxxking stick

  • MB Rider MCR
    MB Rider MCR24 days ago

    Would be good to do a full physical review on the A35 Saloon.

  • rofsjan
    rofsjan24 days ago

    OMG, AMG!

  • Christian Emms
    Christian Emms24 days ago

    It's a nice car. It's just a shame that I can't get in to the damn thing because the A-pillar is too reclined. I hate being tall..! (BTW, I did click on like. Promise!)

  • CaptainDaaan
    CaptainDaaan24 days ago

    This or a a45 amg s

  • no name
    no name24 days ago

    That same exact car is in my parking lot right now with the Mercedes badge punched out of the grill -- F'n Jersey plates!

  • Bomzhara
    Bomzhara25 days ago

    Those turbo noises😍😍😍

  • k d s
    k d s25 days ago

    At 5:26, the car looked so rapid!!

  • Ittai Hakham-Aharon
    Ittai Hakham-Aharon25 days ago


  • Tadisa Mafoko
    Tadisa Mafoko25 days ago

    He has best job best new cars

  • Mike Mwale
    Mike Mwale25 days ago

    Please Please Drag race it with an AMG GT 4 Door.