The upcoming performance-oriented Mercedes-AMG A 45 is expected to make over 400 horsepower (over 395 bhp) while the smaller A 35 will capable of over 330 bhp.
After the global launch of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class, it’s now time for the company performance arm, Mercedes-AMG, to bring out the new hot hatch models – the A 35 and A 45. Recently, a prototype model of the latter was spotted in Germany with some partial camouflage covering its entire front section and a portion of its rear. This new performance version A-Class from Mercedes-AMG is expected to make over 400 horsepower (over 395 bhp). While the Mercedes-AMG A 45 will only be launched in 2019, its younger sibling, the AMG A 35, is expected to go on sale sometime later this year.
Some of the distinctive visual cues this prototype model of the Mercedes-AMG A 45 comes with, both camouflaged and naked, indicate that the car is, in fact, a more powerful and sporty A-Class. Like the recently unveiled C 63 AMG, the A 45 hints at the possibility of getting the new signature Panamericana grille, new front bumper part of the AMG kit and more. The car also seems to come with a larger set of alloy wheels with a bigger disc brake, along with some bold character lines. The rear portion comes with a camouflaged extension for the roof-mounted spoiler and an aggressive-looking rear bumper with a quad exhaust setup.
The upcoming Mercedes-AMG A 45 is expected to be powered by a new turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine, which as we mentioned will capable of unleashing more than 400 horses. As for the slightly less powerful A 35, the smaller hot hatch is expected to churn out a little over 330 bhp. It has already been confirmed by Mercedes-AMG that the next iteration of the hot hatch will utilize a newly developed 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. More details and other technical specifications about the car are expected to be revealed later, sometime nearer to the car’s launch.
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