Mercedes-AMG A 45 S review, the world’s most powerful 4-cylinder turbo-petrol engine is included. The smallest AMG car, with 421bhp and 500Nm from a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine, accomplishes 0-100kmph in 3.9 seconds Ex-showroom price is Rs 79.5 lakh.
The Mercedes-AMG A 35, a sedan, was released just a few months ago, and the A 45 S, a hatchback, is part of the same family of cars. The name’s numerical progression also denotes an essential truth. The most powerful 4-cylinder engine in production is found under the hood of the A 45 S. It’s turbocharged and features a lot of AMG ingenuity to keep the 421 horsepower in check, but more on that later. Let’s take a closer look at the external details of this feisty-looking AMG for the time being.
Mercedes swathed the humble A-Class hatchback in this bright yellow paint with the option of a few more colors, then optimized it aerodynamically with big air scoops and splitters on the front bumper, as well as optional winglets and rear spoilers on the bumper’s edges for added stability and downforce.
The luxurious cabin is everything we’ve come to expect from a modern AMG. The AMG sports seats, which are sculpted and supportive, keep you in place whether you hurl the vehicle around on a racetrack or hold on while taking the steep banks of the high-speed course at NATRAX, as we did. The seats, door pads, and steering wheel are covered in Artico man-made leather and Dinamica microfiber, but the general structure of the cabin is similar to the A-Class, with the continuous infotainment and instrumentation panels, circular air vents, and touchpad in the central console.
For your entertainment demands, there’s a 12-speaker Burmester surround system, as well as a slew of safety features.
Let me first tell you about the engineering marvel that sits beneath the bonnet. A car with the world’s most powerful turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, a car like this deserves to race at NATRAX, and as I prepared for the adrenaline rush that was to come, First let me tell you about the engineering marvel that lies beneath the hood. The turbocharger and exhaust manifolds of the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine face the firewall, while the intake system is near the front grille, allowing for a flatter and more aerodynamically optimized front end.
A huge turbocharger reduces turbo-lag by using twin scrolls that boost torque at these rpms, reducing low-end latency. Nanoslide technology is used in piston and cylinder linings, a coating that gives the surfaces a mirror-like sheen, reducing friction and increasing hardness and, therefore, component durability. All of this adds out to 421 horsepower, 500 Nm of torque, a 0-100kmph time of 3.9 seconds, and a top speed of 270kmph.
The A 45 S is equipped with adjustable dampers that restrict body roll based on the 6 driving modes available, which range from Comfort electronically controlled rear differential to split torque and vector it between the wheels that need power, front and back, as well as left and right wheels. With Mercedes’ 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system, the engine is coupled to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
I truly wish I was the one driving the A45 AMG in drift mode instead of Arjun Maini, India’s DTM racing star, but that will have to wait for another day because, like most of these drives, we were a little short on driving time to give you a thorough first drive impression of the car. For the time being, all I can say is that after a few loops around NATRAX’s high-speed test track, the A 45 S remained planted and surefooted when I hit 278kmph on the display, with no sign of instability “as read and reported by www.indiatoday.in”.