Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG shows up and the specs are unbelievable

Article by Christian A., on February 12, 2013

This is the brand new Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG! That’s right folks, the mighty beast from Mercedes-Benz finally arrived and showed up its 2.0-liter engine delivering an amazing 360 hp and 450 Nm of torque. For those who don’t know, the A45 AMG will take on cars such as the Bmw 1-Series M and the Audi RS3 but with this engine will outperform its rivals.

For example, the Bmw 1-Series M is powered by a 3.0-liter in-line 6-cylinder engine delivering 340 hp and 450 Nm of torque and it is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph or 250 km/h.

Audi RS3 is powered by a 2.5-liter TSI engine with 340 hp and 450 Nm of torque and can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds as well as a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph or 250 km/h.

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG is able to hit 100 km/h or 62 mph in 4.6 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph or 250 km/h. The A45 uses a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission and offers three driving modes. Moreover, the A45 AMG is basically a front-wheel drive car, but when it is needed the vehicle uses also the rear differential.

Like all AMG high-performance automobiles, the new A45 also includes cutting-edge technology at the axle. For augmented drive dynamics, the three-link front suspension has been given tauter steering knuckles and completely new elastokinematics. Freshly developed bearings that are more rigid are deployed along the lower link plane. These create nimbler cornering traits and more exact and direct reaction from road surfaces. The more rigid bearings also result in greater stiffness in the camber, allowing for cornering at higher speeds. In forming the full front axle, much significance has been given to achieving the best imaginable traction during highly active drives.

The A45 AMG’s four-linked rear axle is also a completely new innovation. While maximising the elastokinematics, the engineers properly adapted the strut bearings to optimise drive dynamics and handling. The rear axle carrier offers more stability during driving with more rigid bearings. The subframe is firmly attached to the body. The AMG sports suspension has precisely tuned spring and damper units, as well as bigger stabilisers, to provide high forward acceleration and lower rolling tendencies through fast double bends. The Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG comes standard with twin-spoked AMG light-alloy wheels in titanium grey and a high-gloss finish that are fitted with 235/40 R 18 tyres.

AMG speed-sensitive sports steering and high-performance braking

The electromechanical Dual Pinion AMG speed-sensitive sports steering has AMG-specific, speed-dependent powered assist and a constant 14.5:1 steering ratio that allows for extremely good steering preciseness and nimbleness. The electronic motor is configured with a space-conscious installation on the steering gear. The AMG high-performance braking system has discs that are ventilated and perforated all around, 350 x 32 millimetres at the front and 330 x 22 millimetres at the rear, to provide for immediate and consistent slowing.

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