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Already shown in full in digital form last month, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG will be making its way to New York very soon. Photos of the mini super coupe have emerged on the Internet ahead of schedule though, giving us a good look around weeks before its official debut.

No surprises here. It’s a Mercedes CLA four-door coupe all dressed up with AMG go faster bits, just like its close cousin, the A45 AMG. It shares the same AMG front apron and twin-blade radiator grille. The 18-inch wheels are the same too.

The interior is a little different though. There’s a big slab of real carbonfibre across the dashboard now, instead of the A 45 AMG’s faux-carbonfibre panel. Other than that, the red trims, AMG sport steering, gear lever and bucket seats make a welcome return.

Power comes from a 2.0 litre turbocharged motor that’s good for 360 hp and 450Nm of torque – the most powerful series production four-cylinder engine in the world. An AMG seven-speed dual clutch ‘box will drive all four wheels, and you can expect it to match the A45 AMG’s 4.6 seconds 0-100 km/h time and limited 250 km/h top speed.

We’ll learn more when the car is officially unveiled soon enough.