It ‘was officially unveiled theÂ new Mercedes-Benz A45 AMGÂ , the first car ever built sporty compact from the house of the Star at the Geneva Motor Show 2013.Â Recently there has been much talk of this car, first withÂ the spy photosÂ , then with theÂ advances official by the manufacturerÂ .The A-Class AMG is a car quite unusual in the world of high performance car brand Mercedes: in fact, its target customer is younger than usual, between 30 and 45 years.Â All the attention is focused on theÂ mechanical propertiesÂ , which are truly first-rate: both starting at the turbo engine with a very high specific power, both in terms of the new architecture-wheel drive.Â Precisely for Regarding theÂ flatbedÂ , the Germans communicate to us that will be used also for other two cars sports: almost definitely it comes of the newÂ CLA45 AMGÂ andÂ GLA45 AMGÂ , respectively the sedan to three volumes compact and the small sport utility.
As we have already mentioned, the real highlight of the new Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG is precisely the technique.Â Under the hood pawing the new four-cylinderÂ turbo petrol 2.0-literÂ (1,991 cc to be precise), which, thanks to its numbers, has been awarded the title of four-cylinder engine of the most powerful in the world.Â The maximum power output isÂ 360 horsepowerÂ (265 kW) at 6,000 rpm, while torque settles on a level ofÂ 450 NmÂ , constant between 2,250 and 5,000 rpm.Â Also of note is theÂ specific power output of no less than 181 horsepower per literÂ , which exceeds even that of many supercars.Â To download the most of this power on the road, Mercedes AMG have a system ofÂ four-wheel drive 4MATICÂ , designed to offer the ultimate in driving pleasure.Â For a change, however, has opted for theÂ MercedesÂ AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCTÂ sequential automatic with double clutch seven-speed.
As an option it can also require the exhaust system Performance AMG, which will allow the pilot to manage the sound via a butterfly valve.Â The engine cooling system then uses someÂ components derived from the SLS AMG supercar.Â Predictably, the structure has been lowered and stiffened, to make the car more stable and responsive.Â Even the braking system has been upgraded and can rely on the use of perforated and ventilated discs 350 x 32 mm front and 330 x 22 mm at the rear.
Performance and Economy
Mercedes A45 AMG review.Â All these numbers as a result at the level ofÂ performanceÂ ?Â The accelerationÂ from 0 to 100 km / his burned in justÂ 4.6 secondsÂ , while top speed is limited electronically on the classic value ofÂ 250 km / hÂ .Â Despite his incredible power, Class A high-performance is also very efficient and economical: in addition to already be in compliance with the emission standardÂ Euro 6Â , emits only between 161 and 165 g / km of CO2.Â TheÂ consumptionÂ , however, according to the statement from the house are of 6.9 liters per 100 km in the mixed cycle approval.
The electronic stability control system can be configured in three ways: ESP ON, “Sport Handling” and ESP OFF, to meet the needs of each driver, which is more or less accustomed to racing.
Design and interiors
In this first-class mechanics, logically is also associated with a style and interior set up in a specific way.Â Already starting theÂ Mercedes A-ClassÂ is a car dynamic and sporty enough, but in this case the designers of the departmentÂ AMGÂ have made â€‹â€‹it even more bad thanks to a series of changes.In the front we can see the brand new template “Twin Blade” and the new shieldÂ bumper sportivor, with large air intakes and lower splitter polished.Â In side view stand out in the first place theÂ large alloy wheelsÂ with double-spoke design, mounted on large tires measuring 235/40 R18.Â The mirror caps are a glossy black, while theÂ skirtsÂ were forecast to insert titanium gray matt effect.Â The new design is completed, finally, the sporty rear bumper (with slits at the sides and a large diffuser),trapezoidal tailpipesÂ and spoiler above the rear window.Â There are, then, logos identifying the model and the words “TURBO AMG” on the front fenders.
The interior of the high-performance version includes newÂ sports seatsÂ , plus profiles of normal, upholstered in leather and microfiber with contrasting stitching in red.Â On the dashboard stand out the new air vents in black and red, but also the wide molding inÂ carbon lookÂ .Â To give a touch really “racing”, there are also sports steering wheel upholstered in microfiber and leather, but also theÂ seat belts in redÂ .
According to theÂ list priceÂ not yet announced officially, it is assumed it may reach a figure of around 50,000 Euros but it just will directly from the house will make it known.