9) Mercedes-AMG CLA45 4MATIC
The 2017 AMG CLA45 retails in the US starting from $49,950. This luxury sports car is a refined beast which runs on a handcrafted AMG 2.0 litre, inline four-cylinder, turbocharged gasoline engine producing 375 hp of peak power @ 6,000 rpm. The 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT transmission links with the AMG performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system and accelerates the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. Despite this awesome performance the car gets 23 mpg in city driving conditions.
Ride comfort and superlative handling are ensured by a 4-wheel independent AMG Sport Suspension with AMG calibration and components. The car has built-in traction control and stability features such as Electronic Stability Program (ESP). Shift paddles on the wheel allow manually flicking through the automatic gears.
A multimode drive program selector on the console transforms the AMG CLA45’s character with the twist of a rotary knob. The five modes include ‘eco’, ‘comfort’, ‘sport’, ‘sport+’ and ‘individual’, the latter being customizable.