Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the "hot" version of the A-Class hatchback, the 2014 A45 AMG, which packs 360 horsepower and reaches 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds.
"The A 45 AMG will enable Mercedes-AMG to appeal to new customers and tap new markets," observes Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. We are adding an extremely attractive model with exceptional performance data to our range of unique high-performance automobiles."
The A45 AMG is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cyl engine with 360 horsepower and 332 lb-ft. of torque. According to Mercedes-Benz the 2.0L engine is the most powerful series production four-cylinder turbo engine in the world. All that power is put to the ground via an AMG SPEED SHIFT DCT 7-speed transmission and standard AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive. The A45 AMG reaches 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds and has an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph. All that power is kept under control thanks to an AMG high-performance braking system with ventilated and perforated brake discs.
"With the new A 45 AMG we have well and truly achieved our aim of developing the most dynamic, powerful and efficient four-cylinder series production car," comments Tobias Moers, Head of Overall Vehicle Development and Board Member of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.With its impressive high-tech package and the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive, the A 45 AMG is a thoroughbred AMG through and through."
The 2014 A45 AMG will debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. If you were hoping that Mercedes-Benz would offer the A45 AMG in the US, you will be disappointed to hear that there aren't any plans. The A45 AMG's engine will be offered in the CLA though...
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