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Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG goes Black – well, in the digital realm at least

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The rendering of the CLA 45 AMG Black makes us wish we had invested more wisely.

The beauty about a conceptual rendering is just that: it’s a conceptual rendering. This means it gives car enthusiasts flexibility in coming up with some very cool ideas.

Take for example Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG as Black Series edition sports saloon, pictured above, done by digital designer Anton Gjorsev. 

Featuring some of the same distinctive design elements as existing cars, but touting the Black edition badge like the C63 AMG Black Series, the digital concept features a CLA AMG with all the visual extras we love about the exclusive AMG Black breed. Gjorsev gave his vision of a CLA Black flared wheels and an aggressive front fascia that gives the car a much more menacing look.   

Of course, we can only speculate if Mercedes-Benz will ever allow AMG to build a CLA Black. Rumors have been running high that it might, though – especially in light of the debut of the new CLA 45 AMG Racing Series Concept. The stripped down racer debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and is intended to showcase the potential engineering and technical enhancements that can be added to the car.  

The CLA 45 AMG concept is equipped with a turbocharged, 360-horsepower AMG 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which is mated to an AMG Speedshift DCT seven-speed sports transmission.

One thing’s for certain: we do know a higher-performance version of the base CLA 45 would be a welcomed addition to the Black Series lineup. It would be especially welcomed by those of us who are still a few investments shy of being able to afford the $275,000 SL 65 AMG in the Black.

(Images courtesy of Car Scoops)