I’ve stumbled upon a few new A-Class Mercs recently and I even wondered if AMG will ever come up with tuned versions of these. It took me only a few days to find out the answer, and here it is – the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, debuting in Geneva.
The A45 AMG hasn’t been actually announced with an official press release, but we’re expecting for the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine to deliver somewhere around 360 HP (265 kW) at 6,000 RPM and a maximum torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) between 2,250 and 5,000 RPM. The car will also probably feature a 4-wheel drive dual-clutch, 7-speed transmission, with Race Start function.
This configuration will allow the Merc to sprint from naught to 62 mph (100 km/h) in around 4.6 seconds up to an electronically limited maximum speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). This will further come with decent fuel consumption, an average between 6.9-7.1 liters / 100 km, as well as CO2 emissions somewhere between 161 and 165 grams per kilometer.
I’ve also done some research regarding the subject and was quite pleased to find out that the prototype version of the A45 AMG could have been seen under heavy camouflage during November. The car will reportedly be available sometime during April, whereas the price tag is still under a veil of mystery. We’re currently waiting for a much more thorough presentation of the car.