Mercedes-AMG A 45 AMG gets in line for a significant power hike, as part of its customary mid-life facelift. It “will be the most powerful again”, AMG boss Tobias Moers has revealed.
As a result, the facelifted Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG is expected to topple the arch-rivaling Audi RS3 and its 367 HP arsenal. Total power is expected to eclipse today’s rating of 360 HP and reach 380 HP from its turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol four-pot. But wait, that’s not all. In-line with its bigger brother, the Mercedes-AMG GT, the Baby Benz will also be blessed with a ballistic A 45 AMG S version, credited with more than 400 HP.
The 2.0-litre capacity of the engine remains unchanged, though, with Mercedes-AMG engineers relying exclusively on altering turbo-pressure and admission settings in order to upgrade the already potent four-cylinder engine.
Design-wise, the mid-life revision is set to further differentiate the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG visually from its casual siblings down the range, with a distinctively shaped new front-grille and subtle aerodynamic alterations at the center of these efforts.
The interior will receive a careful retouching, too, with the unveiling of the refreshed A 45 AMG set to take place this September, at the Frankfurt motorshow.
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