Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG unveiled

Posted on: February 14th, 2013

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Mercedes-Benz has revealed complete technical info about the A45 AMG ahead of its Geneva arrival next month.

The figures of the 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine has been confirmed to deliver 360 HP at 6,000 rpm and 450 Nm of torque between 2,250 and 5,000 rpm. This enables Mercedes’ smallest AMG model ever to perform the 0-100 km/h sprint in only 4.6 seconds, on its way to an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h. The figures has comfortably trumped the BMW M135i by 54 HP and 50 NM, while making the 2.0L engine the most powerful in the market.

The entire horsepower is sent to all four wheels through an AMG SPEED SHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission with three driving programs, double-declutching function and Race Start. There’s also a three-stage ESP, while the suspension consists of a three-link front setup and a four-link rear axle arrangement.

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The AMG braking system has perforated and ventilated discs on all four corners, with 350×32 mm discs at the front and 330 x 22 mm discs for the rear axle. The A45 AMG rides on 18-inch twin-spoke lightweight alloy wheels with 235/40 R18 tires and also optionally available two sets 19-inch wheels with 235/35 rubbers.

Various AMG individualization options will be available for the hot hatch, including red-painted calipers, rear aerofoil, Exclusive Package, carbon fiber exterior mirror housing, Aerodynamics Package, Night Package and AMG Performance exhaust and suspension systems. Inside, the super hatch features plenty of sporty-accents on many parts of the interior, such as red seat belts, red outer air-con vents, red needles for the tachometer/speedometer, red stitchings on the bucket seats and flat bottomed steering wheel and studded pedals.

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Pricing will be revealed closer to the car’s market launch set for July.


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