Mercedes-AMG A45 POV Drive Might Make You Want One

The Mercedes-AMG A45 may no longer be the hot hatch king, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less exciting to drive, as pointed out in this review.

Before moving on to the actual film, let’s cover some of its key aspects: it certainly looks the part, with that mean body kit, it has a sporty interior, and it sounds great.

In terms of power, the engineers over at Mercedes-AMG have managed to squeeze a whopping 381PS (376hp) and 475Nm (350lb-ft) of torque from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which was near supercar territory a decade or so ago.

The Stuttgart automaker claims that the A45 needs just 4.2 seconds from naught to 100km/h (62mph), before topping out at an electronically limited 250km/h (155mph). By comparison, that’s just 0.1 seconds slower than a Ferrari F430 Spider, which preceded the 458 Spider.

So, how much does one have to pay to enjoy an AMG A45 of their own? At least €51,527 ($61,836) in Germany, a small fortune indeed for a compact hot hatch, but the more powerful Audi RS3 Sportback is even more expensive, at €54,600 ($65,524), while the VW Golf R, with its 310PS (306hp), starts from €40,675 ($48,813).


  • Olly Lupo Higgins

    It’s like 35/40k. I don’t think I want one thank you very much 😆

  • Infinite1

    I’d rather have the RS3 though. Worse case, I’d opt for the Focus RS

  • ace _9

    Is the driver in video paid for doing very short lasting and completely pointless downshifts and upshifts ? I found it very annoying especially combined with fast switching between full gas and no gas.

    • javier

      right , so distracting, it is a nice car though. More refined than the focus that’s for sure.

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  • SteersUright

    Sounds like an angry vacuum cleaner is under the hood of this thing. Nice steering wheel. No interest in the car though.

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