One of the hottest hot hatchbacks has become even hotter!
The Mercedes A45 S 4MATIC+ Plus AMG might have the same “45” as its predecessor, which was the first generation of the model, but it now packs even more performance, more luxury, more functionality, and just about more of everything.
The most powerful of the A-Class AMG range, the A45S’ strikingly sporty design makes it instantly distinguishable from the Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC and the AMG Line variants.
The distinctive front apron, the AMG-specific grille trim, and the power domes on the bonnet make the Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4MATIC+ Plus a real standout. Add in the wider front wings, gorgeous 19-inch cross-spoke forged wheels, and red-painted brake calipers, the A45S impressively hints at the abundance of driving enjoyment it offers.
Engine and Performance
Propelled by the world’s most powerful 4-cylinder turbocharged engine in series production today, the 2-liter unit churns out 416 hp and 500 Nm! Mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual-clutch transmission with RACE START function and motorsport-type gear changes, the combo gives the A45S tremendous acceleration – 0 to 100 km/h takes 3.9 seconds.
Add the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system with AMG TORQUE CONTROL, which allows its two separate clutches at the rear axle to allow fully variable torque distribution to each of the rear wheels, and motorsport-like handling and grip are available when needed.
Inside the Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4MATIC+ Plus, the AMG cockpit with the MBUX multimedia system features three display designs, including Supersport mode with the large tachometer takes center stage.
Complementing the cockpit is the AMG Performance steering wheel. Another drool-worthy item is the distinctive AMG center console with integral control switches for manual transmission mode, 3-stage ESP, and AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension.
Our Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4MATIC+ PLUS also comes with two equipment packages – AMG Night Package and AMG Aerodynamics Package.
Technical Specifications of the Mercedes A45 S 4MATIC+ Plus AMG
|Engine capacity||1,991 cc|
|Engine type||4-cylinder in-line 16-valve|
|Bore x Stroke||(83 x 92) mm|
|Acceleration||4.7s (0-100 km/h)|
|Top speed||270 km/h|
|Fuel consumption||11.9 km/L|
|CO2 emission||192 g/km (Manufacturer specs)|
|Misc technical data|
|Transmission||8G-DCT (A) AMG SPEEDSHIFT|
|Drive type||All-wheel drive|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||(4445 x 1850 x 1412) mm|
|Min turning radius||5,770 mm|
|Kerb weight||1,555 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||51 L|
|Boot/Cargo Capacity||370 L|
|Brakes (Front)||6-piston monoblock fixed calipers ventilated disc|
|Brakes (Rear)||1-piston floating calipers ventilated disc|
|Suspension (Front)||McPherson axle with aluminum wishbones, braking torque support, coil springs, tubular torsion bar stabilizer|
|Suspension (Rear)||4-link axle with three transverse control arms and one trailing arm, coil springs, tubular torsion bar stabilizer|
Mercedes AMG A45 Reviews
Check out what others say about the new Mercedes A45 AMG S!
“The most powerful hot hatch in series production operates unobtrusively when you don’t demand much and goes properly feral when you do.”
Read the full review by TopGear
“The A45 proves Mercedes-AMG has found the formula for not just a fast, hot hatchback, but a genuinely involving one.”
Read the full review by EVO
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