We all knew more or less what the CLA45 AMG, the 360 hp AWD version of the CLA, would look like from the moment we saw the regular CLA, but that doesn't mean we're not enthused to see these leaked photos of the new sporty compact.

That said, we still wish our $45,000-$50,000 would be able to go towards an A45 hatchback, rather than this. C'est la vie. The CLA45 AMG will have its official debut at the New York Auto show at the end of next week.

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[via AutoWP.ru