Next year, Mercedes-Benz will launch a new A-Class, a model that is also getting special treatment from AMG. It is the ultimate Mercedes-AMG A 45 sport version that has been caught on camera for the first time.
The top A 45 AMG currently waving the scepter in the A-Class range is 381 hp and 475 Nm strong. This four-wheel drive hot hatch is driven by a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder, a block that survives the transition to a new generation. If it is this four-cylinder that gets a spot in the new A45 AMG, then the power will be at least 400 hp.
The new Mercedes AMG A-Class range is also likely to receive a milder variant, a version similar to the 43 AMG variants that stand a bit lower on the power ladder than the 63 AMGs. The new A-Class must show its face next year. The AMG version will come a year later.
The A 45 AMG has to fight with the Audi RS3. The current version of the RS3 kicks out 400 hp and 480 Nm. How the appearance of Mercedes’s new A-Class will come together becomes quite clear in these spy shots. We clearly recognize elements of the Concept A Sedan, mixed with the sporty profile of the current gen. Overall, evolution and not revolution. Photos: Autoweek.nl