TMR Team | Feb 6, 2013

Mercedes-Benz will reveal the flagship model in its new CLA line at the coming New York Auto Show, it has been confirmed.

Unveiled in its regular trim at January's Detroit Auto Show, the final piece of the puzzle will fall into place when the CLA 45 AMG lands in New York.

It's not the only performer that Merc has on the way however: the debut of the high-powered small sedan will follow the first appearance of the much-hyped A 45 AMG performance hatch in Geneva this month.

Both cars will utilise the same powertrain and performance components, with the 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing upwards of 245kW and 400Nm of torque.

With that sort of power on top, Mercedes has also promised that both models will feature all-wheel-drive systems and a solid seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Expect a highly tuned sports suspension package, AMG electromechanical speed-sensitive steering, a big braking system and large light alloy wheels.

All of that should combined to deliver a 0-100km/h time of around 5.0 seconds - or less - but of course, AMG isn't saying.

Watch for more details in the coming weeks.

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