Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Confirmed by AMG

Information suggesting the release of a Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG in early 2013 have been confirmed over the past few days. A group of automotive journalists is currently in Affalterbach, Germany for some early peeks at AMG’s future.

According to AMG managers, the A-Class A45 AMG will have around 370hp and 300 pound-feet of torque. The engine is a twin-scroll turbocharged 2.0 liter codenamed M133 and based on the Daimler 2.0 liter turbocharged powerplant. These figures give it the highest series-production power-per-liter rating in the world.

Secondly, it will be the first AMG engine not built at Affalterbach, but at Daimler’s four-cylinder assembly plant at Kölleda. The Germans will still use the one-man, one-engine principle.

The A45 AMG will have four-wheel-drive, AMG Speedshift DCT seven-speed dual clutch transmission and a rear differential. It also features an AMG sports suspension with independently developed front and rear axles, electromechanical AMG speed-sensitive sports steering, AMG high-performance braking system and three-stage ESP with Sport Handling mode.

Finally, there is a good chance Mercedes will offer an optional Driver Package, that will let the top speed go to 280km/h versus the stock 250km/h.

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  1. Maybe it’s the highest power per liter for a ‘normal’ car, but if you look for example at a Ford Fiesta Pikes Peak, then you can see that it has 800 bhp, so not realy correct.

  2. @ Jesse S: “These figures give it the highest !!SERIES PRODUCTION!! power-per-liter rating in the world.”
    I guees the Rallycross Fiesta isn’t what you would call a series production car. ;)
    I mean it’s not that hard do boost such a small engine to have that much power. But it probably wouldn’t last really long.

    But I’ wondering why it’s called A45.
    I mean some of the bigger models also don’t have the 6,3l engines anymore. But the difference from 5,5l to 6,3l is not as big as the one between 2,0l and 4,5l.
    So why the 45 in the name ?


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