New Mercedes-AMG A45 Will Be Available In 383 HP And 416 HP Versions

The long-awaited Mercedes-AMG A45 will premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in two forms, according to the latest reports.

A number of journalists recently had the opportunity to ride shotgun in the new A45 prototype. Autocar says that, during the course of the event, Mercedes-AMG announced that in standard form, the new A45 will have 383 hp , while those looking for more grunt will be able to opt for the A45S 4Matic+ that will put out 416 horses. Serious figures for a 2.0-liter four-cylinder.

Thanks to Mercedes’ engineering genius, the Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4Matic+ has 12 hp more than the M3-powered BMW M2 Competition and 22 hp more than the Audi RS3, as well as 46 hp more than its predecessor.

The new A45’s 2.0-liter engine is a tuned version of the powertrain found in the A35. To increase power by more than 100 hp, Mercedes-AMG has installed a new twin-scroll turbocharger and made so many modifications that AMG considers it an all-new engine.

A new all-wheel drive system will also be found in the latest A45. Developed by AMG and Magna Powertrain, the system uses electro-hydraulic actuation and replaces the rear differential with two clutches. Consequently, the system can send 100 per cent of power to a single rear wheel if necessary. Moreover, this setup that has also allowed Mercedes-AMG to include a Drift mode in the car.

Visually, the Mercedes-AMG A45 will share many elements with the cheaper A35. Major points of difference between the pair include the A45’s Panamericana front grille, quad tailpipes, and different wheels.

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  • Elmediterraneo

    From German sources
    Mercedes-AMG A45 4Matic+ : 387 PS
    Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4Matic+ : 421 PS

    And not 383 or 416 hp…

    • Kagan

      The other figures are American hp.

  • Kagan

    So same philosophy on 4wd as focus!

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    This thing is going to dominate.

    400+HP and AWD, sign me up!

  • KAG25

    but can I get it with that wrap?

    • Perry F. Bruns

      I literally clicked the article to post how much I like the wrap.

  • DMJ

    420hp…10 years ago that was the power output of a BMW M3 with a V8…now a 5-door 2.0 liter 4-cylinder has more than that.
    (i would still choose the M3)

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