MercedesBenz AClass AMG (13 on) Review Summary | Parkers

19 Апр 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG


The new Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG is an ultra-high hot hatchback based on the regular

It combines hatchback family car with breath-taking performance, levels of grip and running which are fairly low consider the this car is capable of. It isn’t though.

The A 45’s chassis is with the CLA 45 AMG, but where the is a proper hot hatch with a ride and a sportier-sounding exhaust, the more expensive CLA is slightly slightly more comfortable and a much bigger boot.

Engine and performance

With a output of 355bhp and up to 450Nm of power, the A 45 AMG’s 2.0-litre engine is the most powerful production four-cylinder powerplant in the Merc says the result is a 0 to acceleration time of 4.6 seconds its top speed stands at 155 mph (electronically

On the road it doesn’t feel that fast unless you use the control system, but it’s an event. The noise is aggressive and the – thanks to four-wheel drive – is and stable with a huge of grip.

Although this is a serious car, the A 45 AMG leads its segment in of fuel consumption, returning an claimed average of 40.9mpg CO2 emissions of 161g/km.


The 2.0-litre petrol engine is to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with paddleshifts behind the wheel. There are three programmes – Controlled Efficiency, as well as an ‘M’ setting that for ‘Momentary’.

In C and S mode the driver can the manual mode (M) without to remove a hand from the wheel by pressing the up or down paddle once.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG

In Momentary M mode the driver can to manual gear-shifting in all of the automatic programmes with automatic up- and In C mode (Controlled Efficiency) the are less aggressive in order a fuel-efficient and comfort-oriented driving The start/stop function is also in C mode.

Interestingly, Merc has race-car features on the gearbox as a double-declutching function and RACE for optimum acceleration.

There’s also a three-stage control function and that the driver to vary the dynamics of the A 45 AMG at the of a button. The safety-oriented ESP ON mode more neutral handling but switch it off and things get more Merc says this is for track work but if the driver more dynamic handling on the there’s also a ‘Sport setting to choose from.

and interior mods

The A 45 AMG’s end features a twin-blade radiator while the rear gets a and trim insert in matt grey. Two square, chrome-plated add to the drama.

It also comes with alloy wheels, extra sports seats and a carbon dash with sporty Typically, it offers sports but buyers can go for the more dynamic AMG suspension. Other options an AMG rear aerofoil, 19-inch an uprated performance exhaust and red painted brake callipers.

new car enters the fray against a of very competitive rivals. To out what sets it apart, on for our full Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG review.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG
Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG

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