The new Mercedes-AMG compact A 45 4MATIC+ sports car reasserts its leading position in its segment.
A 45 4MATIC+ seamlessly continues the success story of its predecessor, while setting numerous new standards
Available in two output and torque variants, the completely newly developed 2.0-litre engine is the world’s most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine in manufactured for series production.
Even the basic model with 285 kW (387 hp) is more powerful than its predecessor.
Perfect sequences in all driving situations, and fast gearshifts measured in milliseconds, are guaranteed by the new AMG Speedshift DCT-8G dual-clutch transmission with eight gears.
The active, fully-variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive distributes the power to the rear axle wheel-selectively by AMG Torque Control – for top traction and the spectacular Drift mode.
This is made possible by a new rear axle differential featuring two multidisc clutches – one for each rear wheel.
With its new compact sports models Mercedes-AMG is demonstrating its high competence in development once again.
Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH said: “We have completely redesigned our ‘45’ models – from the engine and transmission through the chassis, the elaborately constructed drivetrain to the body structure and of course the design itself.
“All with one goal: to raise vehicle dynamics and the sporty driving experience to a level previously unimaginable in the compact class.
“With the presentation of this, our most powerful and most dynamic compact sports car, we are also reinforcing the significance of this segment for our growth strategy.”