Not too long ago, we nabbed a couple of prototypes for the updated 2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatch and now, we’ve come across the crown jewel of the series, the A45 AMG.
As with the more mundane versions of the baby Benz, the mid-cycle facelift will bring some cosmetic touch-ups to the exterior of the A45 AMG, including revised lights and bumpers on both ends, a new grille, as well as a twin-dial instrument binnacle, new steering wheel and controls for the infotainment system inside, but more importantly, more oomph under the hood.
AMG officials have said that they want to take the power lead in the segment again after Audi toppled Stuttgart with their new 362hp (367PS) RS3, meaning that the A45 AMG’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four should go from 355hp (360PS) to around 375-horses.
What’s more is that there are rumors about AMG pondering about an even more powerful version with the “S” moniker, just like it does with its other models, and which could get over 400-horses to keep VW’s upcoming Golf R 400 (or R420) in check.
The new A45 AMG should break cover alongside the regular A-Class hatch at this fall’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
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