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Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatch Reloaded by Vath

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If you haven't noticed, there's a huge power gap in the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class' range, and specifically, between the A250 that sports a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four delivering 208hp (211PS) and the A45 AMG featuring the same displacement engine but with a whopping 355-horses (360PS).

We haven't heard anything official yet, but it's only reasonable to believe that Mercedes should develop a model to fill the space between these two cars in the A-Class lineup. Until that happens, the aftermarket industry will have a blast covering the need for something faster than the A250 but considerably cheaper than the A45 AMG.

Vath's answer to this problem is called the V25 and it starts with a performance package that includes a software upgrade and a new sports exhaust system to boost the A250's output from 208hp (211PS) to 242hp (245PS) and 390Nm (288 lb-ft).

The German tuner quotes a 0-100km/h (62mph) acceleration time of 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 250km/h (155mph), which compares to 4.6 seconds and a limited maximum velocity of 250km/h, respectively for the A45 AMG.

Each car also gets new springs that drop the ride height by 30mm, an optimized braking system and 19-inch competition-style wheels in tires measuring 235/35ZR19 and 255/30ZR19 front and back respectively.

Cosmetic improvements include a carbon fiber front spoiler lip and a sports steering wheel optionally available with carbon or fine wood trim applications.


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2 Comments:

Yoyo said... »March 13, 2013

Thank you hatchback hating Americans. Because of you we miss out on great hot hatches. Because of you Mercedes decided not to bring this awesome hatch to the US. Thank you America.

MPerry said... »March 13, 2013

Kind of looks like my 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT with another 100hp & costing another 20 grand! I'm the American having fun!!!Too bad Mercedes.

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