Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Unveiled

Fun coincidence, on the same day that Audi announces the unveiling of its new S3 Sportback at the Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes steals the spotlight by confirming that the all-new A45 AMG will also receive its official debut early next month. Starting life as the entry-level A-Class hatchback, the A45 AMG gets the fullAMG treatment, which includes numerous performance, handling and styling upgrades.

Under the hood sits an AMG-tuned 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 breathing through a sport exhaust system helping the five-door produce 360 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired to a seven-speed AMG dual-clutch transmission and power is sent to the ground using 4Matic all-wheel drive. Mercedes-Benz says that the A45 AMG will be able to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in under 4.5 seconds and it will have a top speed of 155 mph; in the land of hot hatches, it doesn’t get much hotter than that. For added performance and handling, AMG has retuned the A-Class’ suspension and steering systems and equipped The A45 with a three-stage stability control system that is specific to this car.

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