Mercedes Benz has revealed the first official images of the all new A45 AMG, their most affordable AMG variant yet. The 127 year old German car maker, will display the new A45 AMG publicly at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, starting next month.
Mercedes Benz has not revealed the official release of the new A45 AMG yet, but the car is expected to be a fitting reply to the existing Audi RS3 and BMW 135i, which generate 340 PS and 320 PS respectively.
Mercedes will power the A45 AMG with a 2.0L inline four petrol engine, that will generate max power of 35 hp and peak torque of 450 Nm. Transmission will be taken care by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7 speed, which is specially made to perform for sports models. Power will be transmitted via Mercedes’ 4MATIC system.
Compared to the A Class (scheduled to launch in India later this year), the A45 AMG will feature suspension and steering tuned for performance, rather than efficiency. The A Class with AMG sports package will differ from the A45 AMG exteriorly via trapezoidal tailpipes, twin-bar grille, alloy design, glossy side trims and black front lip, which features on the latter.
Top speed is limited at 155 mph (250 kmph) while 0-60 mph is at 4.6 seconds. Price is expected to be in the range of £36,000 ($56,382 or INR 30.36 lakhs). Other features of the A45 AMG are the new braking system, a cooling system similar to the SLS AMG, 18″ alloys with 235/40 tires, 19″ alloys (optional), and much more. Mercedes says, they aim to target people in the age group of 30 years to 40 years.