MercedesBenz Aclass gets the AMG treatment Autoweek

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Mercedes-Benz A-class gets the AMG

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Mercedes-Benz has confirmed limited about its most affordable model to date, the A45 AMG.

Set to go on in Europe in early 2013, the to the Audi RS3 and the BMW M135i sits at the top of the A-class lineup. The price, not yet officially revealed, is expected to at about 50,000 euros, or at current exchange rates).

One of new compact models confirmed by AMG Ola Kallenius, the A45 AMG is not planned to be sold in American. Its mechanical package however, appear in upcoming AMG and CLA45 AMG Shooting Brake that are set for U.S. sale in

The A45 AMG is the first series-production AMG model a transversely mounted engine. The A45 AMG a heavily tuned version of turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine from the standard Sport, which goes on in Europe in September. With a developed free-flow cylinder and unique induction system the designated M270 Evo, is to deliver 330 hp and what AMG describes as torque significantly above 400 Nm lb-ft).

Developed at AMG’s engineering headquarters on the outskirts of the new engine is the most powerful ever placed in a Mercedes-Benz model.

Our goal right the very start was to match the of the larger turbocharged 2.5-liter engine used by the RS3, Tobias Moers, head of at AMG. At just 375 pounds, the is also said to be significantly than rival four-cylinder engines.

For comparison, the Audi RS3’s delivers 335 hp and 332 lb-ft torque, the BMW M135i, which is powered by an version of the N55 turbocharged 3.0-liter unit, pushes out 316 hp and 332 lb-ft of

The A45 AMG channels its drive through a dual-clutch gearbox and, in a that mirrors that of the a specially tuned Haldex-style clutch to all four wheels. To the car with rear-wheel-drive AMG handling the engine’s torque is delivered to the rear wheels under

No performance claims were in a secretive media preview of the A45 AMG in on Tuesday. But Mercedes-Benz insiders that the car will match the 0-to-62-mph time of the M135i, BMW puts at 5.1 seconds for the six-speed version. Top speed is limited to 155

The inclusion of fuel-saving features as stop/start and brake-energy recuperation has claiming that the A45 AMG will be the economical car in the hot-hatch ranks.

In a bid to the A45 AMG with class-leading dynamics-including one AMG insider described to Autoweek as the corner speeds among its AMG engineering team devised a unique chassis setup and it extensively on the road and at the Nьrburgring.

The components of the MacPherson-strut front and rear suspension are carried from the A250 Sport, but such as the bushings used to it to the body structure have greatly altered. Other include wider tracks, springs and dampers, larger-diameter bars and a reduced ride The standard electromechanical steering was reworked for added on-center and a meatier feel, while the were upgraded with cross-drilled and vented discs and powerful calipers.

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As with other recent AMG the A45 AMG also receives a three-stage stability program (ESP) includes a sport-handling mode allows you to turn the electronic net off completely.

Our goal is to build the dynamic, most powerful and at the time most efficient series production compact says Kaellenius.

The A45 AMG is differentiated other A-class models by an body kit. Included is a front bumper, an altered widened front fenders, exterior mirror housings, sills underneath the doors, a spoiler atop the rear and new rear bumper with an diffuser element and characteristic tail pipes. Inside, the car an upgraded interior with front sport seats and upmarket trims, including a panel for the dashboard.

The A45 AMG, whose name the 45th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz’s division, forms an integral of a new model strategy mapped out by

Named AMG Performance 50, the plan see at least eight, possibly new models added to the AMG lineup the next five years.

with the A45 AMG, Mercedes-Benz is putting the finishing touches on the identical CLA45 AMG, a sedan previewed by the Concept Coupe revealed at the recent motor show.

Other new AMG include the recently revealed G63 SLS AMG Black Series, CLS63 AMG Brake, CLA45 AMG Shooting a possible GLA45 AMG and two new S-class-based set to based on the new W222 model due out in

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