One of the most eagerly anticipated Mercedes-Benz models, the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, has gone on display at the Geneva Motor Show 2013. With the new A-Class, Mercedes-Benz dropped their previous direction and decided to go head to head with the likes of Audi, Volkswagen and BMW. The Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG is the ultimate iteration of the series. We sent a photographer to check it out.
The Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG features a twin-scroll turbocharged 2.0 liter codenamed M133 and based on the Daimler 2.0 liter turbocharged power plant developing a maximum output of 360 hp and up to 450 Newton metres of torque .The Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds, while its top speed stands at 155 mph which is electronically limited. It features the AMG Speedshift DCT seven-speed dual clutch transmission and a rear differential.
The Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG features a three-link front suspension with stiffer steering knuckles and totally new elastokinematics with more rigid bearings employed in the lower link plane. It comes as standard with twin-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels, painted in titanium grey with a high-sheen finish, fitted with 235/40 R 18 tires.
The exterior is nothing short of AMG styling. The front is characterized by the AMG twin blade radiator grille and the cross strut in the AMG front apron, both painted in matt titanium grey. Striking black flics surround the large cooling air intakes at the sides. The AMG rear apron with its highlighted air outlet openings at the sides features a diffusor insert and trim in matt titanium grey not to mention the two square, chrome-plated tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust system with exhaust flap.
The interior features Artico (artificial leather) seat trim, a carbon-fibre-effect dashboard covering, red seat belts and an AMG instrument cluster. For more details on the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, please visit our earlier article.