Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG breaks cover

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

354 hp and 332 lb-ft.

These are the first official photos of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG.

While a previous report was indicating that the car’s tuned 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo engine would output 330 hp (246 kW) and more than 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque, AMG’s engineers have managed to squeeze 350 hp (261 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm). The power will be sent to all four wheels via an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT seven-speed dual clutch sports transmission.

As you would expect, the chassis has been revised and comes with new steering system, 25mm lowered suspension, as well as beefier brakes, updated electronic aids and wider track. Other highlights include 18-inch (19-inch optional) multi-spoke wheels with 235/40 profile Dunlop Sport Maxx tires, trapezoidal tailpipes and honeycomb grill inserts.

According to Mercedes-Benz officials, the A45 AMG will need 5.1 seconds to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) and reach a top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h) and 168 mph (279 km/h) when equipped with the optional performance package.

It will ride on a tweaked version of the A-Class' MacPherson front and multi-link rear suspension. The A45 AMG's combined fuel consumption is estimated at above 40 mpg UK (33.3 mpg US or 7.06 liters / 100 km).

Autocar is reporting a price tag of approximately 36,000 pounds, while the optional performance package will be an extra 3,000 pounds.

An official unveiling will be made next March during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

Additional details can be found in the source link below.

Source: Mercedes-Benz via autocar.co.uk

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SouthAfrica SouthAfrica
This A-Class is exciting me in a way. I hope they dont price the range abnormally higher than Golf 7 as a benchmark because it deserves to be a sales succeess this range. Hoping also it will ensure the Golf 7 GTI is not priced rediculously anywhere and in our country as the GTi is the ultimate pick-up line in my country.
Nov 5th, 2012 6:42am
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jimcbride jimcbride
This A45 would be a perfect candidate for a flex-fuel application. It could be rated at 300hp+ on 91oct and very likely 400hp+ on 105oct E85. My 10yr old 2.0L EVO makes 350hp on 91oct and 450hp on E85 with a stock factory turbo. MB could make a car that is both performance AND eco oriented. This is done all the time in the aftermarket. There is absolutely no reason why a modern-day manufacturer can't do the same.
Nov 2nd, 2012 8:28pm
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bmwfordrivetrain_porscheforchassis_rangeroverforinteriors bmwfordrivetrain_porscheforchassis_rangeroverforinteriors
5.1? seems wrong, 4x4 + 350hp + relatively light-weight
Nov 2nd, 2012 4:29pm
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CanOzcivelek CanOzcivelek
Niiceee... I love the idea that this compact car is a beast!
Nov 2nd, 2012 4:03pm
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autoficianado autoficianado
I don't know where Sacto8780 is quoting from but 93 octane gasoline is available in almost all parts of the USA. According to Exxon & Mobil USA the only exceptions are 91 octane that is the highest availible in some West Coast states and some parts of New England where they generally offer 93 octane but it is blended with 91 octane. The Corvette Forum (http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-corvette-general-discussion/2678472-93-octane-gas-locations-across-usa.html ) has a thread for 93 octane gasoline and it lists easy availability for at least 31 out of the 50 states. Diesel may be limited in fueling stations in the USA but 93 octane is readily available so that comment is slightly misleading.
Nov 2nd, 2012 4:03pm
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What does "45" stand for ? (Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG)
Nov 2nd, 2012 3:49pm
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norther norther
the torque figure maybe :)) dont bother with the name/numbers dude, latley very few amg models "are" what the name/number say they are (not that i dont like amgs)
Nov 3rd, 2012 12:22am
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loki loki
What's with the leftover camouflage? That's just uninspired and stupid.
Nov 2nd, 2012 3:11pm
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carbonsigma carbonsigma
Are you serious...
Nov 3rd, 2012 7:43am
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loki loki
Yes. Are you? What's the point of that cammo just on the bumper?!?
Nov 4th, 2012 8:53pm
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nahidrahman nahidrahman
only two tailpipes. i do hope it's four by the time it's released. preferably stacked.
Nov 2nd, 2012 3:07pm
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Sacto8780 Sacto8780
Since M-B has said they are going to offer an A-Class variant to the US market, the A45 AMG will be a preview of the US-market CLA45 AMG sedan which will probably arrive early calendar year 2014. But don't expect 350 bhp out of the engine though: due to fact the highest octane unleaded widely available in the USA is 91 pump octane (95 RON), AMG engineers may have to dial back the maximum power to just over 310 bhp to avoid engine knocking problems. (NOTE: I am aware that 93 pump octane unleaded gasoline is available in a small number of states in the USA, but the most likely places where the new model will be sold--California, the US Northeast, Texas and possibly Florida--they still limited to 91 pump octane.)
Nov 2nd, 2012 2:28pm
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