The Dresden roar – Mercedes A 45 AMG 4MATIC

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The Mercedes A 45 AMG is an intruder in Dresden. One that shatters the silence of the small town close to the Czech border. From the racetrack, the Mercedes hot hatch is going straight to the old city center.

Online lifestyle team Highsnobiety took the world’s most powerful compact car, the Mercedes A 45 AMG 4MATIC to both the racetrack and the ancient streets of the German city, to test its 381 horsepower and its reliability. Mercedes A 45 AMG 4MATICThe 2.0-liter turbo handcrafted engine of the compact performance car roared its way along the circuit, to check its 0-100 km/h sprint, that can be covered in just 4.2 seconds.

No need to catch its breath, it did not lose it during the run. So the A 45 AMG 4MATIC headed to town, through the cobbled alleys, still pushing the rev-meter into the red line. But it passed so fast, that the half-milion residents city went back to sleep in a heartbeat. The ultra-contemporary A-wing design and the hum of the beast below the hood provided a striking contrast against Dresden’s beautiful, quiet Altstadt (Old Town).

The Dresden Frauenkirsche (Church of Our Lady), the Dresden Semperoper opera house, the golden statue of the King of Poland Augustus the Strong, can all be spotted in the one-minute accelerating video.