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

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IS the Brabus B35S AMG A35 Better than the A45?! - Remove Before Race

 

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Watch The Mercedes-AMG A 45 S Run All The Way To 278 Km/H

The new Mercedes-AMG A 45 S is expected to arrive in South Africa early next year so until then we will have to rely on other videos and content from around the world.

The crew from AutoTopNL got their hands on a bright yellow example and did what they do best. Launch control all the way up to a top speed of 278 km/h which is actually 8 km/h faster than what AMG confirm is the limit.

 

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Mercedes-AMG A45 S vs Audi RS3 Sportback vs BMW M2 Competition drag race - Motor1 Italy

 

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what the f is AMG “real performance sound” :laugh:
It is the piping of the engine sound into the cabin. Some people will find the interior too quiet for a sports car and prefer that compromise. Blame the emissions regulation i.e. particulate filter has muted exhaust sound of new cars.
 

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Mercedes-AMG A 45 S Cranked To 592 HP (442 KW) By RENNtech

RENNtech is no strange to tuning Mercedes-AMG models and their latest project sees the little A 45 S taken to a whole new level.

The little AMG leaves the factory with 416 horsepower (310 kW) and 500 Nm which is mighty impressive in the hot hatch world but RENNtech will offer kits that can push the power as high as 592 hp (442 kW).

The power gain comes courtesy of a modified turbocharger, exhaust, and engine software. If you don’t want the top offering, you can boost output to 469 hp (349 kW) and 575 Nm that only requires software changes (no mechanical changes).


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Mercedes-AMG A45 S boosted to 354 kW (with 447 kW upgrade to follow!)

Employing the world’s most powerful series production turbocharged four-pot, the Mercedes-AMG A45 S is by no means lacking in power. However, it seems the folks at RENNtech think it could do with some extra oomph, revealing extensive performance upgrades and visual modifications for Affalterbach’s hyper hatch.

The first stage comprises tweaks to the ECU and diverter valve, which the firm says provides a “quintessential blow-off sound”. Thanks to these upgrades, the 2,0-litre petrol engine now produces a whopping 354 kW and 575 Nm of torque, which is sent to all four corners via the German automaker’s rear-biased 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system.

According to the Florida-based tuner, additional performance packages will be made available later in the first quarter of 2020. Further equipped with a modified turbocharger and exhaust system, the second stage increases peak power to 410 kW, while in the hottest state of tune, the A45 S will churn out a massive 447 kW. A downpipe, replete with a sports catalytic converter, can be specified at additional cost.

 

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Mercedes-AMG A45 S vs BMW M2 Competitive vs Audi RS3 Sportback vs VW Golf R drag race - Carwow

 

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Mercedes-Benz GLA45 S AMG

A brisk lap of the race circuit or a weekend trip to the mountains with your sports gear stowed in the back: the new GLA45 4MATIC+ and GLA45 S 4MATIC+ are the assured masters of a multitude of disciplines. When required, these compact all-rounders can unleash a level of dynamic handling to impress even sports car owners. The 2.0-litre engine is the most powerful series-produced four-cylinder turbo engine and is available in two output and torque versions. Even the base model delivering 285 kW (387 hp) is more powerful than the previous model. The S-variant rated at 310 kW (421 hp) jostles with considerably higher vehicle classes. The active, fully-variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive distributes the power to the rear axle wheel-selectively by AMG TORQUE CONTROL, so providing the basis for top traction in any driving conditions. This is made possible by a new rear axle differential featuring two multi-disc clutches - one for each rear wheel. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual clutch transmission apportions the power within a split second to suit the specific driving situation.

"The second generation of our very successful compact sports model is now complete. The GLA portfolio, in the form of the Mercedes-AMG GLA45 and GLA45 S, now also includes our innovative four-cylinder turbo engine, so setting the benchmark in this segment. In addition, the new GLA45 is not only significantly more dynamic, but also more practical in everyday use than its predecessor, thereby ensuring its appeal to a dynamic, lifestyle-oriented target group", says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

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New Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S: second-gen model revealed with 310 kW!

The new Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S has been revealed, employing the same 310 kW four-cylinder heart as the A45 S and CLA45 S.

Yes, the second-generation version of the hottest GLA draws its urge from what is regarded as the most powerful series-produced four-cylinder engine in the world. As with its two aforementioned siblings, the GLA’s turbocharged 2,0-litre engine will be offered in two states of tune.

 

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Mercedes-AMG GLA 45: Powerful, if a bit pointless...

Does the motoring world really need high-performance premium family cars? Whatever the right answer is, Mercedes-AMG has produced another firecracker to inhabit that market niche. Producing 310 kW/500 Nm in S guise, the second-generation GLA 45 is ready to put its Audi RS Q3 rival firmly in its place.

Powered by the M139 2.0-litre turbocharged engine – the most powerful series-produced 4-cylinder engine in the world – the GLA 45 produces 285 kW and 480 Nm (plus 25 kW and 20 Nm for the S version), thanks to a plethora of technical upgrades compared with its predecessor. The GLA 45 S’s outputs outstrip those of the RS Q3 (294 kW/480 Nm) and BMW X2 M35i (225 kW/450 Nm).

 

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 unveiled with up to 416bhp

Most powerful compact crossover on the market gains AMG-fettled engine and torque vectoring all-wheel drive

The new Mercedes GLA compact SUV has been given the 45 treatment courtesy of AMG, packing up to 416bhp in its most potent form.

It’s the latest model to receive Affalterbach’s M139 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, the most powerful four-cylinder in series production, and joins the A45 and CLA 45 in AMG’s compact performance line-up.

 

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Mercedes-AMG unleashes new GLA 45 S with 310kW

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA might be more of an SUV and less of an A-Class hatch on stilts this time around, but the compact crossover hasn’t lost any of its performance aspirations, as evidenced by the reveal of the all-new GLA 45 AMG variants.

And when it comes to those all-important performance aspirations you’ll be glad to know that the new Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4Matic+ and GLA 45 S 4Matic+ follow the exact same script as their A45 S siblings - with power coming from the world’s most powerful four-cylinder engine.

In its full-fat GLA 45 S guise, the 2-litre turbopetrol unit is tuned to produce 310 kW at 6750rpm and 500Nm from 5000 revs, while the ‘regular’ 45 S is good for 285kW at 6500rpm and 480Nm from 4750rpm. It’s likely that only the 45 S will be offered in South Africa.

Against the clock, the GLA models are just three tenths of a second slower from zero to 100km/h than their hatch counterparts, with the GLA 45 S taking 4.3 seconds and the regular 45 S needing 4.4s according to manufacturer claims. Top speeds are electronically limited to 270km/h and 250km/h for the two respective versions.

 

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Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 S Revealed Packing 415 HP (310 KW)

The hot variant of the GLA range has arrived and will make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

The new Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 S gets the same 415 hp (310 kW) 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine as the A 45 S. It also gets the same eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and 4MATIC four-wheel drive too, with torque control across the rear axle to help with cornering and acceleration. The car can sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds making it half a second slower than the A 45 S.

 

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8 most expensive hatchbacks on South Africa’s new vehicle market

South Africa’s new vehicle market recently gained a handful of fresh-faced, high-priced hatchbacks. And that got us thinking: which are the most expensive hatches in the land? Well, we picked out the eight costliest...

8. Hyundai i30 N: R679 900

7. Volkswagen Golf R: R684 400

6. Audi S3 Sportback Quattro: R696 189

5. Honda Civic Type R: R699 900

4. BMW M135i xDrive: R711 452

3. Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic: R758 946

2. BMW i3s eDrive REx: R804 600

1. Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4Matic+: R995 108

 

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Over 600k for a Hyundai? Haibo!
 
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