Video – Watch the Mercedes A45 AMG turning its wheels
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Regardless of the size class, A Mercedes model line is never complete without a fire breathing AMG variant. So here it its, the Mercedes A45 AMG!
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The Mercedes A Class has provided the three pointed star a much needed shot in the arm. The stylish premium hatchback is keeping the assembly line extremely busy as it turned out to be the most successful launch in MB’s illustrious history, clocking close to 1 lakh bookings.
The A45 AMG is the icing on the cake or a cherry on top of the ice cream. The latest bad boy from Affalterbach employs a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine that delivers a phenomenal 360 bhp and 450 Nm of torque. Mercedes claims that the 2.0 litre AMG engine is the most powerful 4 cylinder series production engine in the world!
The power is laid on the tarmac through a 4MATIC all wheel drive system specifically developed for the cars using the MFA platform. The A45 AMG reaches a ton from rest in a scant 4.6 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250 kmph.
The transmission is a 7-speed SpeedShift dual clutch unit which comes with paddle shifters. Three driving modes namely Sports, Manual and Controlled Efficiency are on offer.
The motor has a typical AMG voice and one add some spice to it by opting for the AMG Performance exhaust package which uses exhaust flaps to offer a more devilish exhaust note.
Now watch the A45 AMG in action!