It’s only been a few months since Mercedes revealed its pocket rocket, the CLA-Class,, and the car is already getting the attention of one of the world’s best Mercedes tuners this side of AMG.

German aftermarket company Brabus has presented its first tuning program for the CLA-Class and while it looks a little too subtle for our liking, we have no doubt that Brabus is still in the process of completing this program.

When it does, we expect nothing less than the stamp of awesomeness that can only come from a Brabus-tuned vehicle.

There’s a lot to like about the CLA-Class, particularly its stature within Benz’s lineup of being the affordable luxury sports sedan that’s geared toward the younger market. To its credit, Mercedes didn’t take any shortcuts in developing the car, giving us a car that looks worthy of the Silver Arrows emblem while also fitting it with a 2.0-liter inline-four engine that can produce up to 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque with a 0-to-60 mph time of 6.7 seconds with a top speed of 149 mph.

Click past the jump to see what Brabus did to the CLA-Class and read the accompanying press release

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Nice Wheels, Brabus!

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Brabus wasn’t shy about giving the CLA-Class a fancy set of aggressive wheels. In this case, the German tuner decided to use five new design sets of its 18- and 19-inch Monoblock wheels and complemented them with new sport springs that are specifically calibrated for use with the production shocks and high-performance tires.

Cool New Quad Exhaust Pipe

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For all CLA engines, Brabus is making its newly designed four-tailpipe exhaust system available. We can only imagine that with this new exhaust already in tow, a future performance upgrade is in the works. Brabus may be working on something along the lines of a Baby Rocket program, perhaps.

Performance Expectations

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Speaking of performance upgrades, Brabus does have something in store for the CLA-Class. Thanks to its PowerXtra kit, the CLA-Class’ output has been increased to 245 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque — 34 ponies and 26 pound-feet more than the standard model. Those numbers are good enough for an estimated 0-to-60 mph time of 6.4 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.

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Press Release

Sporty accessories for the new athlete from Mercedes-Benz. It goes without saying; our development engineers, designers and technicians have already occupied themselves with the new CLA. A major role in the even more striking appearance is played by the BRABUS Monoblock wheels with diameters of 18 or 19 inches and five different designs. In the largest version, wheels in size 8.5Jx19 with tires up to size 255/30 ZR 19 on the rear axle ensure even more dynamic looks and handling.
BRABUS sport springs, specifically calibrated to the use with the production shocks and high-performance tires, are the perfect complement. Also already available is the BRABUS quad sports exhaust system, which is available in custom versions for all CLA engines.

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Special requests for the CLA interior can be fulfilled in our company upholstery shop.

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