Mercedes A 45 AMG goes flat out

Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG
Here’s a pair of videos from Autocar and Auto Express featuring the feisty Mercedes A 45 AMG.

The first is a review by Steve Sutcliffe which sees the A 45 stretching its legs on the track, while the second piece of film, with Mat Watson, focuses on a drag race with the company’s mighty CLS 63 AMG Wagon. Enjoying 410 kW (557 hp) 720 Nm of torque thanks its 5.5-litre bi-turbo V8, surely the CLS will destroy its cheeky sibling?

Equipped with the most powerful 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine in the world, the A 45 AMG is propelled by an all-aluminium, turbocharged AMG lump producing 265 kW (360 hp) and 450 Nm of torque, which sends power to AMG’s 4MATIC all-wheel drive via a SPEEDSHIFT DCT seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

On the road, 100 km/h appears in 4.6 seconds and top speed is limited to a meagre 250 km/h, with consumption working out at 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres in NEDC combined mode and CO2 emissions of 161g/km.

So – given the choice – would you choose this, the 235 kW (320 hp) BMW M135i or Audi’s 250 kw (340 hp) RS 3 Sportback?

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