Spyshots: Mercedes A45 AMG Hot Hatchback
Why? Because Mercedes is pitting its against the likes of Audi’s RS3 Sportback, a car with a 2.5-liter T5 and 340 PS. To get there, Mercedes will offer the A45 AMG with a 2.0-liter and somewhere between 320 and 350 horsepower. This unit will borrow the block from the existing A 250 model, but will use F1 tech to deliver a lot more power.
Power is to be sent to the road via permanent all-wheel drive and a double clutch gearbox. There only the small problem of money left, as rumor puts the smallest AMG at about €50,000.
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