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Mercedes-Benz Reveals A45 AMG Before Geneva Debut 12
Feb
Posted by Darryl in A45 AMG, AMG, auto show, Automotive, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes-Benz A Class, News on 02 12th, 2013

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With the Geneva Motor Show kicking off next month, there is plenty of time to leak official photos of newly released vehicles. With that in mind, the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG was leaked earlier and now Benz has released the official photos of the hot hatchback.

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For now, there is no official press information on the A45 AMG so that leaves us with our ingenious speculations of the Benz hot-hatch featuring a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivering around 360 horsepower and 332 ft-lbs. of torque. Power should be directed to all four wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with a special Race Start feature. 0-60 mph time should be around 4.6 seconds as guestamated by some sources with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

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The production-ready Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG should be available around April of this year. Pricing should be somewhat competitive but in retrospect, this is exactly what enthusiasts want to see… another AMG model to join the Benz line… right?

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Report: AMG Tuning Up The Mercedes A Class 19
Apr
Posted by Kurt Ernst in AMG, Automotive, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes-Benz A Class, Tuners on 04 19th, 2011

The Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class. Image: Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz’s recent Concept A-Class has drawn a lot of attention from fans and critics alike. The design is a lot edgier than what people expect from a conservative German auto manufacturer, but that’s necessary to draw in a new generation of buyers. Also necessary is a tuned version of the car, to compete against the likes of the Mini Cooper John Cooper Works and the upcoming Audi S1. For Mercedes, that involves giving the green light to AMG and saying, “bitte, mehr Pferdestärke.” Be careful what you wish for, since rumor has it that the AMG-tuned baby Benz may have as much as 350 horsepower, which would make the diminutive, front-wheel-drive car a handful to pilot in all but dry weather.

Image: Mercedes-Benz USA

Image: Mercedes-Benz USA

AMG’s thought of that, too, which is why the car is rumored to be equipped with an AWD system from an upcoming Mercedes compact SUV. If that’s the case, the AMG A Class could be the most entertaining car to wear the three-pointed-star in a long time (or at least the most entertaining, semi-affordable car to do so). There’s still mixed signals on whether or not we’ll get the A-Class in the U.S., since subcompact German cars historically haven’t sold well here. If we do, that will up the odds of us getting the AMG version as well. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

Source: Autoblog







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