sgCarMart – The people at Mercedes must have thought buyers of each automotive segment could do with more power. Or perhaps, they believed that there is a hidden monster living within us who craves to relish those glorious moments in Gran Theft Auto - in the real world.
Else, why would they have handed each and every model in their lineup to their next door counterparts - AMG?
The A-Class is one of the most recent to receive the AMG treatment - but not the ordinary spruced up kit with a large capacity, naturally aspirated plant that lies in the heart of the machine.
Instead, the A 45 gets a relatively smallish 2.0-litre (compared to the monumental 6.3-litre on other AMG offerings), force-fed unit. And being the first AMG to be based on a front-wheel drive hatchback, the A 45 is equipped with 4MATIC all-wheel drive system to rein in the horses and ensures that they are safely and effectively dispatched on the tarmac.
The people at Mercedes, though, has assured us that it still gets all the character (and power) that will deem it fit to wear the shimmery AMG badge.
A quick look at the specs sheet reaffirms that too. With 355bhp on tap, the 2.0-litre unit produces more power per litre than any of the cars we see on the roads, rivalling even the new Porsche 911 GT3 and Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Now, these are some bragging rights to behold.
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