The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series is a racing version of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a compact premium car developed and manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, based on the platform of the Mercedes-Benz W176 A-Class and W246 B-Class compact cars, formally launched at the January 2013 North American International Auto Show. The vehicle was previewed as the 2012 Concept Style Coupe at various international locations.
The CLA first went on sale in Europe in April 2013, and was subsequently introduced in the United States in September 2013. Its largest markets being those of Western Europe and the United States. Global cumulative CLA sales reached 100,000 during its first year, called as "our best launch in 20 years" by Mercedes-Benz. In 2015, Mercedes-Benz expanded the CLA family to include the Shooting Brake, a station wagon configuration.
The vehicle is a race car version of CLA 45 AMG for the CLA 45 AMG Racing Series, with carbon-fiber reinforced plastics doors. The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series was added in the Multiplayer League Update. Placed as a top C Class vehicle, it has a starting rank of 1309 (the highest in C Class until the introduction of the Sbarro Sparta), a max rank of 1472 (one point lower than the Audi R8 LMS Ultra) and a final rank of 1577 (two points higher than the Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7).
The CLA 45 AMG could be considered the upgraded, elite car version of Mitsubishi Eclipse. Both cars' acceleration, handling and nitro stats are almost identical. The CLA 45 AMG does have a slightly higher total speed.
However, its biggest and only downfall is it's wide drifting radius, which gives the Eclipse and Renault Alpine Celebration the upper hand on technical tracks like Sector 8 and Dubai.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG is currently the second best C class car, only behind the Sbarro Sparta. It can beat the Mitsubishi Eclipse, Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 and the Renault Alpine Celebration on any track other than Sector 8, due to its bad drift radius.