Mercedes-AMG A45 Caught Near The Nurburgring, Should Have More Than 400 HP

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 is taking shape as spy photographers have snapped the model pulling into the company’s testing center at the Nürburgring.

Dressed in heavy camouflage, the high-performance model follows in the footsteps of the standard A-Class but is distinguished by a sporty front fascia which features a Panamericana grille. The aggressive styling continues further back as the hatchback has new side skirts, a reduce ride height, and lightweight alloy wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system.

The rear of the car largely carries over but the AMG variant has a new rear bumper and a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system. Nothing is official but speculation suggests the production model will also receive a larger rear spoiler.

Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers hasn’t said much about the model but he previously confirmed the hatchback will come with an all-new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces more than 402 hp (300 kW). This would be a significant increase over the current model which has 375 hp (280 kW) and 350 lb-ft (475 Nm) of torque. It allows the all-wheel drive hatchback to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.2 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h)

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  • abala

    !Real Exhaust!

  • Finally some proper exhaust pipes!!

    • Bash

      Yeah, four of them!

  • MJ Coffey

    Looking mean! Can’t wait to see the car in its full glory.

  • LWOAP

    You know, during the who hot hatch madness I never heard the A45 AMG mentioned. I wonder why?

    • Mill0048

      Maybe because it’s kind of in a weird spot in the market. The small, FWD based platform probably doesn’t appeal to the traditional Benz buyer, and it’s too expensive for the most of the typical hot hatch crowd. Seems like it would be great to drive though.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    They better put some REAL power into the M3 this time.

    • Bram Morel

      What does a 4wd 4-cyl hot hatch have to do with the M3?

  • Blade t

    400hp from a 2.0 is impressive….

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