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Is The Mercedes-AMG A45 A Match For Audi’s RS3 Sedan? 13
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, audi, audi rs3, Audi Videos, Drag-Racing, Film, mercedes, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Videos, video on 01 13th, 2018


Two of the hottest compact cars on sale today, the Mercedes-AMG A45 and Audi RS3 Sedan, were taken to the track to settle their differences.

The setting is the Rock Raceway circuit in South Africa, with its 300m (984ft) long straight being more than enough to prove which of the two is faster.

Mercedes-AMG’s A45 hot hatch is slightly less powerful than its Audi rival. It has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers 381PS (376hp) and 475Nm (350lb-ft) of torque, taking 4.2sec to sprint from rest to 100km/h (62mph), and toping out at 250km/h (155mph).

On the other hand, the Audi RS3 Sedan makes use of a 2.5-liter five-cylinder rated at 400PS (394hp) and 480Nm (354lb-ft) of torque. Naught to 100km/h (62mph) takes 4.1sec, and top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h (155mph).

There’s another aspect worth mentioning, and that’s the A45’s weight advantage, but is this enough to make up for the power deficit compared to the RS3? Just click on the video below and find out.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 Coming With Electric Boost To Scare Audi S3s 3
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 01 3rd, 2018


Mercedes is working on a new A-Class. And you know what that means, hot hatch fans: that’s right, a new AMG version as well. But there won’t be just one – there’ll be two.

While the new A45 will go up against the Audi RS3, there’ll be an A35 version as well – spotted here while undergoing testing at the company’s headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany – to target the S3.

That much we already know, but the latest word has it that the “warm hatch” will get a mild hybrid powertrain – expected to be the 2.0-liter turbo four we’ve already seen in the new E350 coupe and cabrio.

The engine features a 48-volt EQ Boost system that bridges the gap between what we think of as conventional and hybrid powertrains. In the aforementioned E-Class models, it produces nearly 300 horsepower and almost as much torque.

We’d expect about the same in the A35, putting it in good company alongside the Audi S3 with its 292 hp (compared to the RS3’s 400) and the 335-hp BMW M240i (slotting in under the M2’s 365).

There’s a sedan version of the new A-Class slated to reach the United States, which could see similar specifications as well.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Coming With 7 Gasoline And Four Diesel Engines 28
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Electric Vehicles, Geneva Motor Show, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, PHEV, Reports on 12 28th, 2017


More technical details are starting to emerge on the next generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class, prior to its public premiere scheduled for the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

By catching a shotgun ride in a prototype in northern Sweden, and chatting with the brand’s chief of compact vehicle testing, Jochen Eck, Autocar has learned that the upcoming hatchback will be offered with a choice of 9 powertrains in total.

These include the newly developed 1.3-liter gasoline unit that can already be found on the Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic, and another lump that’s commonly present on various cars made by the French company: the 1.5-liter dCi diesel, in the A160d model.

The list also counts two performance versions of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, dubbed AMG A35 and AMG A45, with the former believed to use a 2.0-liter turbo’d mill rated at some 340hp, whereas the latter will allegedly churn out in excess of 400hp. Additionally, plug-in hybrid and electric versions of the car are also expected to arrive.

Beyond the new powertrains, the next generation models also benefit from additional sound deadening foam in the body structure to help reduce the noise and vibration levels, and it will also get two suspension sets, depending on the chosen variant. Lesser models will come with a new torsion beam setup, while more powerful ones will feature an updated multi-link that debuted on the current A-Class.

Elsewhere, engineers and designers have improved visibility by making the pillars thinner and rear side windows larger, and the car also gets an additional 30mm (1.18in) added to the wheelbase length.

Mercedes-Benz could actually unveil the next-gen A-Class earlier than the Geneva Show next March, but nevertheless, the event is where the new compact model will celebrate its public debut.

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Can The Mercedes-AMG A45 Brabus Outrun A Nissan GT-R, Audi R8? 26
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, brabus, Drag-Racing, Film, mercedes, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Videos, tuning, video on 12 26th, 2017


The Mercedes-AMG A45 needs no further introduction, as it’s one of the hot hatch kings of our time, pushing out 381PS (376hp) and 475Nm (350lb-ft) of torque, from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

It needs just 4.2 seconds to accelerate from naught to 100km/h (62mph), and it will keep going up to an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h (155mph), so its performance equals that of previous-gen supercars.

Speaking of supercars, how does an AMG A45 fare against some of the newer exotics? Answering this question is an overenthusiastic driver of the German hot hatch that decided to take on a Nissan GT-R and an Audi R8, during a drag racing event, trying to prove to the two that you don’t need to spend a fortune on an exotic machine to have fun behind the wheel.

However, this Mercedes-AMG A45 is not completely stock, as evidenced by the custom rear diffuser, sports exhaust, and the name of the tuner responsible with the modifications that’s visible on the tailgate: Brabus. It also gets a slight bump in power, delivering 400PS (394hp) and 500Nm (369lb-ft) of torque, which makes the run even more interesting.

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Can The Mercedes-AMG A45 Brabus Outrun A Nissan GT-R, Audi R8? 26
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, brabus, Drag-Racing, Film, mercedes, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Videos, tuning, video on 12 26th, 2017


The Mercedes-AMG A45 needs no further introduction, as it’s one of the hot hatch kings of our time, pushing out 381PS (376hp) and 475Nm (350lb-ft) of torque, from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

It needs just 4.2 seconds to accelerate from naught to 100km/h (62mph), and it will keep going up to an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h (155mph), so its performance equals that of previous-gen supercars.

Speaking of supercars, how does an AMG A45 fare against some of the newer exotics? Answering this question is an overenthusiastic driver of the German hot hatch that decided to take on a Nissan GT-R and an Audi R8, during a drag racing event, trying to prove to the two that you don’t need to spend a fortune on an exotic machine to have fun behind the wheel.

However, this Mercedes-AMG A45 is not completely stock, as evidenced by the custom rear diffuser, sports exhaust, and the name of the tuner responsible with the modifications that’s visible on the tailgate: Brabus. It also gets a slight bump in power, delivering 400PS (394hp) and 500Nm (369lb-ft) of torque, which makes the run even more interesting.

VIDEO



Mercedes-AMG A45 Caught Near The Nurburgring, Should Have More Than 400 HP 23
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 10 23rd, 2017


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.
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Mercedes-AMG A45 Caught Near The Nurburgring, Should Have More Than 400 HP 23
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 10 23rd, 2017


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.
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Gran Turismo Sport Features 9 Mercedes-AMG Models 19
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Games, Gran Turismo, mercedes, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes SLS AMG, Mercedes Videos, Playstation, video on 10 19th, 2017


Mercedes-AMG is the latest in a string of automakers to have announced its presence in the new Gran Turismo Sport video game.
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New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Could Debut In Geneva Next Year 8
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Geneva Motor Show, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes CLA, Mercedes GLA, PHEV, Reports on 10 8th, 2017


Following a long development process, the new generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class is almost ready, and we could see it as early as next spring.
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All-New Mercedes-AMG A45 Spotted, Could Hit 100km/h In Under 4 Sec 20
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 09 20th, 2017


Thanks to this lighter camouflaged 2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 prototye, we can see that the future flagship of the A-Class range will be wearing the automaker's Panamericana grille.
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Mercedes-AMG A45 POV Drive Might Make You Want One 1
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Videos, video on 09 1st, 2017


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.
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Which Is The Fastest Super Hot Hatch? RS3 vs AMG A45 vs Civic Type R vs Golf R vs Focus RS 21
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, audi, audi rs3, Drag-Racing, Ford, Ford Focus RS, honda, Honda Civic Type-R, mercedes, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, video, VW, VW Golf R on 08 21st, 2017


Are you in the market for a mega hot hatch? Well, if so, then buying the fastest of them all is in all likelihood, at the top of your list.
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Is The Audi RS3 Sportback Better Than The Mercedes-AMG A45? 14
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, audi, audi rs3, Audi Videos, mercedes, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Videos, reviews, video on 08 14th, 2017


The Mercedes-AMG A45 used to be the hot hatch king, until Audi introduced the facelifted RS3 Sportback earlier this year.
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Is The Audi RS3 Sportback Better Than The Mercedes-AMG A45? 14
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, audi, audi rs3, Audi Videos, mercedes, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Videos, reviews, video on 08 14th, 2017


The Mercedes-AMG A45 used to be the hot hatch king, until Audi introduced the facelifted RS3 Sportback earlier this year.
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Next-Gen Mercedes-AMG A45 Spied, Will Bring Over 400 Horses 2
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 08 2nd, 2017


The next-generation Mercedes-AMG A45 has been spied testing for the very first time and to say it has a lot to live up to would be an understatement.
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