The Mercedes-AMG A 45 brings a whole new dimension to vehicle dynamics, a comprehensive upgrade boosting the peak output to a breath-taking 381hp with a maximum torque of 475Nm. Such extreme power sets a new standard for performance cars, and makes the entry-level model from Mercedes-AMG the world’s most powerful compact performance car.
The compact saloon is able to sprint to 100km/h from standstill in just 4.2 seconds, a 0.4 second improvement on the preceding model. Revised gear ratios, supreme aerodynamic tuning and dynamic styling raise the overall performance to a higher level, surging ahead of its class and cementing the brand’s standing at the top of the market.
At the same time as it improves performance, the A 45 has kept the same level of fuel consumption. No other high-performance model in this class can match its NEDC fuel consumption from 6.9 litres per 100km, the combination of power and efficiency raising the high-performance AMG power unit to the level of thoroughbred super sports cars.
Premium safety measures are included as standard in the new Mercedes-AMG A 45, starting at a mechanical level. Standard all-wheel drive and optional front axle differential ensure maximum traction at all times, even on tight bends. The AMG high-performance braking system offers internally ventilated and perforated brake discs all round, providing superior deceleration and precision braking control.
An independently developed AMG front and rear axle with AMG sports suspension is specifically developed for premium handling and reduced likelihood of rolling, lessened further by the addition of a solid anti-roll bar and single-tube shock absorber on the rear axle.
Spontaneously variable torque distribution is powered by a multi-disc clutch with AMG specific electrohydraulic control, making it possible to adjust the distribution in accordance with the driving conditions, such as a 50:50 split across the wheels for extra control in snow and slippery conditions.
Emotionally appealing, sporty and exciting, the influences from motor sports are immediately apparent in the design of the new Mercedes-AMG A 45. A front apron in the new A-wing design emphasises the sporty proportions, as well as acting as an air feed to the three exclusively styled, AMG-specific cooling air inlets.
New LED High Performance headlights feature distinctive ‘eyebrows’ as daytime driving lights included as standard, adding to the ferocious energy that surrounds the sharp design. The rear of the A 45 offers more motorsport influences with four vertical and fins and a prominent spoiler lip in the diffuser.
The sporty dynamic is carried on in the interior, sports seats in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfiber offer red contrasting topstitching to add visual excitement and supreme luxury. A new multifunction sport steering wheel offers a flattened lower section and perforated leather for perfect driver comfort at all times.
A wealth of technology included in the Mercedes-AMG A 45 is geared towards supreme performance and even better driver experience. New DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes allow the driver to choose the performance level to match the driving conditions, with an additional RACE driving mode included in the DYNAMIC PLUS package, designed specifically for the ultimate performance on race tracks and closed-off circuits.
A new multifunction sports steering wheel puts a new level of control into the driver’s hands, silver-coloured shift paddles inviting manual gear changes to allow the driver to truly take control of the driving experience.
An optional extra also makes it possible to integrate iPhone and Android smartphones via Apple CarPlay™ and MirrorLink™, offering voice control capabilities so you can stay connected in an even more powerful way. Apple CarPlay™ for example allows the use of telephone, navigation, music controls, text messages and email as well as Siri voice control.
|Vehicle Height (unladen)||1417mm|
|Unladen Weight (DIN)||1555kg|
|Engine / Cylinders||2.0 litre|
|Engine Capacity||1991 cc|
|Max Torque||475 Nm @ 2250-5000 rpm|
|Max Power||280kW @ 6000 rpm|
|Top Speed||250 km/h|
|Acceleration||0-100 km/h / 4.2 seconds|
|Combined Cycle||7.3-6.9 1/100km|
|Urban Cycle||9.6-9.2 1/100km|
|CO2||171 - 162 g/km|