The Newest Mercedes AMG Model Revealed : Meet the A45

Mercedes Benz A45 AMG
The brand new Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG has finally been revealed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. It’s a hatchback, and it’s the smallest AMG model produced to date. This is new ground for AMG. The Mercedes A45 is the first “attainable” AMG model ever built. However the brand isn’t silly and realises that in order to maintain its credibility it needs to over-deliver on many aspects.

Corrupting the AMG Brand?

Describing their latest release as "a true AMG for the compact class". This 360hp hatchback features the worlds most powerful four cylinder turbo engine with a power output, per litre displacement, of 133 KW meaning it can out-perform some of the most powerful sports cars in the world.

The Mercedes A45 has a 2 litre turbo engine which can reach 62mph in just 4.6 seconds (faster than a porsche 911) with its top speed limited to 155mph. Its manufactured with a seven speed gearbox and optional four wheel drive that directs half of the cars power to the back axle. The vehicle has been lowered, its steering is sharper and its suspension has been upgraded quite heavily. The brakes have also been considerably beefed with 350mm brake discs at the front and 330mm at the rear! The Electronic Stability Program has three settings; on, off and sport. Other features of the Mercedes AMG A45 include paddleshifters, Curved Dynamic Assist and a very noisy exhaust!

Check out this video from Mercedes Benz TV:


Want one yet?

Sales of the Mercedes-Benz AMG A45, part of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, will begin in the UK in July and it's expected the hatchback will cost approximately £35,000. At that price this sporty Mercedes hatchback really is worth buying on release. The Edition 1 version comes with an additional aerodynamics package including a bigger front splitter and rear spoiler.

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The Newest Mercedes AMG Model Revealed : Meet the A45 The Newest Mercedes AMG Model Revealed : Meet the A45 Reviewed by Hayley Reeve on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Rating: 5

2 comments:

  1. Mercedes aren't my favourite but I do like the AMGs, I wouldn't say no to one!

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    1. I agree Ben! Ever since I wrote this article and realised the price of the A45! This is my new dream motor <3

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