The Mercedes A45 AMG has made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Powered by an all new engine, the A45 boasts 355 bhp of power which makes it ones of the hottest hatches on the entire planet. Priced at Rs 29 lakh for the European market, the A45 opens the door for the premium AMG badged cars for the enthusiasts.
The first ever four cylinder AMG engine is a 1991cc turbo charged unit with the world’s highest specific output for a 2-liter powerplant. The new engine uses a twin-scroll turbo. The highest specific output has been achieved using high pressure within the compustion champer and latest direct ijection tech. With that much power, and its light weight, the A-Class will do a 0-100km/h sprint in 4.6 seconds with a governed top speed of 250km/h.
Driven by a 4 wheel drive system which is an AMG tuned version of the Mercedes 4 Matic. Transmission duties are taken care of by a seven speed Dual Clutch transmission with Efficiency, Sport and Manual modes. The steering, the suspension and the brakes – everything is new for the A45 AMG.
On the inside, the seats, the instrument cluster and several other bits are completely new. There is a dash of red inside to represent power and aggression. Air vents, seats belts and several other bits have red elements. Additional options include a carbon fibre kit , which replaces many item within the cabin with expensive carbon fibre.
On the outside, AMG grille, bigger air intakes and contrasting side skirts make the A45 AMG look sufficiently distinctive from the Vanilla A-Class. Bigger 18 inch alloys further add to the aggression. You also have the option of getting 19 inchers.