After few leaked photos, the all-new Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG made its official debut today! As we said, the vehicle is powered by the AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine delivering an impressive 265 kW (360 hp) and up to 450 Newton metres of torque. This makes it the most powerful series production four-cylinder engine in the world.
Still, Mercedes-Benz says that the engine needs only 6.9 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres in NEDC combined mode.
The engine is mated to a seven-speed AMG SpeedShift DCT transmission and is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph of 250 km/h. Moreover, the 7-speed transmission offers three driving modes, a double-declutching function and Race Start for optimum acceleration.
The new A 45 AMG comes with variable, performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive as standard. In developing this all-wheel drive, the focus firmly was on performance and dynamism.
When the driving dynamics so require, the variable AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive splits the torque between front and rear axle up to a ratio of 50 : 50 percent.
Regarding the design, the car comes with a new body kit consisting of a new front bumper, new side sills, a rear bumper with integrated exhaust system and air diffuser and a new rear roof spoiler. Same theme is continued at the interior where we find new sport bucket seats, a sporty steering wheel and a new gear knob.