A confident man used to be a man suited up with a simple white shirt, slim black tie, pressed black pants and an immaculate Zegna 2-piece. An Audemars Piguet timepiece wrapped around his wrist, Clubmaster shades hiding his steely eyes. Then, in his hands, a Mercedes-Benz car key, meant to unlock that svelte C-Klasse parked right behind him.
That visual representation hasn’t changed much in our day and age. The AP may have been replaced by an Apple smartwatch; the suit could be a H&M instead of a Zegna… But the car is still a Mercedes-Benz.
But, just as an added touch, make it a Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 4MATIC+.
With its AMG M133 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged engine, 4MATIC all wheel drive, and the SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed transmission, this machine is capable of putting the full brunt of its 355bhp onto the ground, getting you to 100kmh in a mere 4.3 seconds. No expense is spared in the other department — it shares its drivetrain with A45 AMG, and comes with AMG sports suspension with independently developed front and rear axles, plus AMG high-performance braking system for high stopping power. No wonder you’ll need pressed pants to stay in shape.
Confidence is a 3-letter word.