Mercedes A45 AMG Review PistonHeads

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Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG Special Series


In an A-Class. AMG isn’t taking any

So, Mercedes-AMG has built itself a hot . Risky move? Quite but we know Affalterbach doesn’t do by halves. Which perhaps why the limited Edition 1version of the A45 here looks like the of an unholy union between an and a Formula 1 car.

It also the engine, which, despite literally half the brand’s number of cylinders, produces from just 1,991cc. It is the powerful ‘series production’ in the world, and until recently the power dense, too — twin-scroll assisted 181hp per just pipped by the 193hp per 3.8 twin-turbo in the McLaren P1.

Constraining the new motor’s excitement, the A45 has a fettled version of the 4Matic drive system from the CLA, an entirely new front new rear suspension arms and new as well as uprated springs and the stronger steering knuckles a quick, constant-ratio steering

Torque — all 332lb ft of it can be split 50:50, but the A45 remains a most of the time. How much the axle intervenes depends on how far you the three-stage ESP system, but this is not an AMG you can from the rear. Curve Assist aims to tighten the by using the ESP to imperceptibly brake the wheel, however.

Bilster looks great, Edition 1 not so much

Hell, yes it’s

For better or worse (need we the Edition 1 won’t be coming to the UK. But it was this Mercedes had us pedalling the now complete Bilster Berg resort’ . we thought you ought to see it. UK can option the same ‘aero’

An amazing circuit too. 2.6 of undulating and occasionally off-camber complete with miniature and largely blind corners, it just about everything it can to unsettle a car. And the A45 simply it.

Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG Special Series

Show this thing an sequence of turns and, it can feel leaden and flat-footed on the it’ll be up on its tiptoes and hustling for after apex, propelled by an that genuinely belies its capacity.

Fun on the road, comes alive on

It’s not entirely allergic to but ESP Sport allows a fair of safely marshalled on- and off-throttle It’s never intimidating, but nor is it boring. Biggest problem on is the dual-clutch gearbox, which inevitably — doesn’t agree on your downshift The uprated brakes are properly

AMGs also demand and lots of it — which the Performance Exhaust is more happy to oblige. Those of constitution may prefer the standard which uses trick for quieter cruising yet still like a monster Bunsen being lit with every upshift; the over-run is typically AMG as well.

The suspension is. firm. But it’s beautifully, cohesively damped, so prove completely disastrous home. The choice of red seatbelts is but the rest of the interior is appropriately and taken altogether you can start to why AMG’s agile, aggressive, hot hatch costs a whopping 38

CLA45 a more grown-up of same package

Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG Special Series
Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG Special Series
Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG Special Series

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