2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 & A45 S (New 45-Series, Power Dense af)

FiestaST

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New Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S: pricing for South Africa revealed!

The new Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S is set to launch in South Africa soon and we’ve managed to unearth pricing for the sleekly styled four-door model.

So, how much are you looking at here? Well, the CLA45 S 4Matic+ will be priced from R1 094 128, or R1 102 856 once CO₂ emissions tax has been added. That makes it nearly R250 000 more expensive than the CLA35 ... and even pricier than the Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupé (which currently costs R1 044 571).

Standard features for the SA-spec CLA45 S include adaptive LED headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, sports seats, the MBUX infotainment system (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, although going for the 10,25-inch display will cost you an extra R10 000), cruise control, 19-inch five-twin-spoke alloys, tyre-pressure monitoring and red-painted brake callipers.

Of course, various packages will also be offered, such as the AMG aerodynamics package (R21 800), AMG exterior silver chrome package (R9 600), parking package with 360-degree camera (R21 000) and AMG performance high-end seat package (R77 000).

Standalone options, meanwhile, include various wheel styles (costing up to R30 500 a set), a panoramic sliding sunroof (R15 200), a fully digital instrument display (R6 500), a Harman Kardon surround sound system (R10 200), a reversing camera (R5 000), AMG ride control suspension (R22 400) and “AMG real performance sound” (effectively, engine and intake noise played through the speakers ... for R6 100).

 

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“AMG real performance sound” (effectively, engine and intake noise played through the speakers ... for R6 100).
Who in there right mind pays R6k for fake engine noises for a car worth over R1m? Mind boggling....
 

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New Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Shooting Brake available from £53,370

Coupé-style estate receives the same headline-grabbing 2.0-litre unit as its hot hatchback and saloon stablemates

The renewal of Mercedes-AMG’s compact car line-up has continued with the arrival of the new CLA 45 4Matic Shooting Brake.

The estate version of the A45 S 4Matic+ hyper hatch is available to order in the UK now, priced from £53,370 - a £3000 premium over the hatchback. Standard equipment, as with the hatch and coupé, includes 19in five-spoke alloys, keyless entry, heated front seats, a performance steering wheel and a pair of 10.25in screens. Range-topping Plus trim adds a downforce-enhancing aero package, multibeam LED headlights, forged alloy wheels and leather upholstery.

The coupé-cum-estate is the third AMG model to get the company’s new 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol engine, after the recently revealed A45 4Matic hatchback and CLA 45 4Matic saloon.

A development of the first-generation’s M133 unit, the new M139 2.0-litre turbo engine will be offered in two states of tune.

The UK will only offer the more powerful iteration, the range-topping CLA 45 S 4Matic+ Shooting Brake. It develops 39bhp and 18lb ft more than its predecessor at a class-leading 415bhp and 369lb ft.

As with the A45 4Matic and CLA 45 4Matic, drive is channelled through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, with shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel. A reconfigured Haldex-style multi-plate-clutch four-wheel-drive system features a Torque Control mechanism that uses two clutches to apportion power individually to each rear wheel.


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Mercedes-AMG A45 S Price Announced for South Africa

Pricing for the Mercedes-AMG A45 S has been released for South Africa. Here's how much Affalterbach's hot hatch costs.

The hyper hatch from Mercedes-AMG is on its way to South Africa and we have pricing, thanks to our good friend Zero2Turbo. The headline news is that the newcomer's 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol motor develops no less than 310 kW and 500 Nm of torque. Those numbers see the Benz leave the hot hatch brigade well in its wake and move towards the realm of the hyper hatch; its an engineering achievement that beggars belief. Performance figures are mightily impressive. Mercedes-AMG claims a 0-100 kph in just 3.9 seconds and it'll run onto a top speed of 270 kph if fitted with the AMG Drivers Package.

Mercedes-AMG A45 S (2019) Price in South Africa

Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4Matic+ R981 000 (excluding CO2 tax of R9 108)

 

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So 1.3m with options ?Patiently waiting for articles about people trying to drift and writing the car off .
 

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Or the new Corvette or two focus rs

As engineering achievement, the A45s is astonishing. but as a drivers package, it isnt. Chris Harris for example is not impressed with the dynamics. hell. ill take an M2 over it in a heartbeat.

I was in the previous A45 AMG, sure its the older one. and its quick, but it wasnt that special.
 

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As engineering achievement, the A45s is astonishing. but as a drivers package, it isnt. Chris Harris for example is not impressed with the dynamics. hell. ill take an M2 over it in a heartbeat.

I was in the previous A45 AMG, sure its the older one. and its quick, but it wasnt that special.
Or from their own stable the C43.

I have no idea why you would pay more for less to have this instead.

And the joke of it all is that the outgoing model was a unique and good looking car...this looks like a Korean clone of the precious model and super generic.
 

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New 310 kW Mercedes-AMG A45 S: pricing for South Africa revealed

Mercedes-Benz South Africa has revealed pricing for the new Mercedes-AMG A45 S, with the hyper-hatch coming in at just under R1-million.

Now live on the local configurator, the Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4Matic+ starts at R990 108. That makes it around R235 000 more expensive than the A35.

Standard features for the SA-spec A45 S include adaptive LED headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, sports seats, the MBUX infotainment system (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, although going for the 10,25-inch display will cost you an extra R10 000), 19-inch five-twin-spoke alloys, tyre-pressure monitoring and red-painted brake callipers.

Ticking the “Edition 1” box adds R144 500 to the price of the most extreme A-Class, while available packages include a lane-tracking package (R12 500), the AMG aerodynamics package (R26 350), a parking package (R14 000) and the AMG Performance “high-end” seat package (R77 000).

Other interesting options include a panoramic sliding sunroof (R15 200), heated front seats (R5 000), AMG “real performance sound” (effectively, engine and intake noise played through the speakers ... for R6 100), AMG ride control suspension (R22 400) and a Burmester surround sound system (R10 200).

 

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Full house A45s = Over 1.3m :eek: for that price I can get a stage 2 RS3 (510hp 660nm) and go on a 150k holiday .
 

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Mercedes-AMG boss hints A45 engine will be used in larger (RWD?) models

The head of Mercedes-AMG has hinted the turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine used in the A45 and CLA45 will make its way into larger models, too.

Speaking to Paultan.org, Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers hinted the world’s most powerful series production four-cylinder engine would also be employed in a longitudinal configuration (as opposed to being transversely mounted in the case of Mercedes-Benz’s compact cars).

“The reason is that we’re going to use that engine for further applications which are not necessarily east-west applications,” Moers said.

As the publication points out, the M139 engine could thus be earmarked for use in larger, rear-driven vehicles, possibly even with some sort of electrification.

 
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