We've discovered this photograph of a German print magazine that hasn't launched yet. In it, there's a rendering of the A45 AMG as it will look after its facelift. The redesign is based on the new C63 and uses a long metallic air blade to define the bottom of the bumper. It's pretty normal stuff for Mercedes, but we're sure that this is still a rendering.
The sane unknown publication suggest a 25 PS power bump will be given to the A45 AMG S, resulting in a total output of 385 PS. The M133 engine is already the highest specific output 2-liter ever used by a mass production vehicle, but the upgrade would give it 192.5 PS per liter. That's like a Ford Fiesta ST or MINI Cooper S with the same output they have today, but using a 1-liter.
Torque will also be up to a level that's actually more than what the new RS3 offers, but the sprint to 100 km/h will take 4.4 seconds, 0.1s more than than Audi claims.
At 59,980, the A45 AMG S will be about €10,000 more expensive than the model on sale today. It's an absurd amount of money to pay for a car with a four-cylinder engine, but this is Mercedes' first hot hatch and it comes with all the bells and whistles. So what if it costs as much as an E-Class?