Mercedes updated its A-Class range during this weekend. The German manufacturer also made some important modifications to its most powerful compact car, the Mercedes-AMG A45 model, which is now more powerful than ever, setting new records for the amount of power a 2.0 liter engine can offer.
Modifications to the transmission, suspension, electronics, design and appointments have turned the compact sports model into a completely new car delivering 381 hp and 475 newton metres of maximum torque. 100 km/h is already reached from standstill in 4.2 seconds. This means that the new Mercedes-AMG A 45 accelerates 0.4 seconds faster than its predecessor. At the same time its fuel consumption has been kept at the previous level: only 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres (corresponds to 162 g/km CO2).
The engine specialists at AMG mainly achieved this increase in power output with a newly configured valve assembly. In addition the combustion processes have been optimised by reconfigured timing and turbocharging. The maximum charge pressure continues to be 1.8 bar.
The car is equipped with the AMG Speedshift DCT 7-speed sport transmission. Thanks to the now shorter transmission ratios in 3rd to 7th gear, the driver experiences even more dynamic acceleration in all speed ranges.
The Mercedes-AMG A45 4MATIC is equipped with the Dynamic Select driving modes "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport +" and "Individual", which are familiar from the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car and the top-of-the-line C-Class model, the Mercedes AMG C63, as standard. As a new optional feature, the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package includes a mechanical front axle locking differential, the AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension with adaptive damping and the fifth Dynamic Select driving mode "Race".
Thanks to latest-generation telematics, the new A45 can also be perfectly networked with the modern smartphone and internet environment. Options include Comand Online with a WLAN module and extended functions such as optimal smartphone integration by Apple CarPlay for iPhones and MirrorLink.