We have known for a long time that the next generation of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG 4Matic will have more than 400 horsepower. We did not know there would be an even hotter version with a hybrid powertrain.
The next Mercedes-AMG A45 will not look too different from the current model, although there are some minor modifications to the style. Although roughly the same shape, the body is larger especially in length and the roof is less inclined, which means that the rear height should be improved. The rear bumper looks more pronounced and the taillights are thinner. the bootlid helping the car to look wider. At the front, the nose looks lower and smoother than the old car, and the headlights are inspired by Mercedes Concept Sedan sedan. The front grille also seems significantly larger than the car it replaces.
There are not many details yet, but the interior will be splashed with sporty trim and contrast stitching on the seats and steering wheel. In general, the new class A cockpit should look like the outgoing car, but the infotainment system and functionality will almost certainly be improved. With less slope in the roof and a slightly longer wheelbase, the rear seats will be much more spacious and will be better for long trips a weakness of the old model. Boot space should also be improved and the redesigned taillights should mean that the opening is wider and more useful.
Until then, the “basic” model will have to do so by reaching the 400 hp threshold generated by its conventional engine expected to produce at least 369 pounds (500 Newton-meters) of torque. To refresh your memory, the current A45 full-power engine delivers 381 hp (280 kW) and 350 lb-ft (475 Nm), so expect these numbers to increase by at least 30 hp (22 kW) ) and 20 lb-ft (27 Nm) for the normal version.
The report goes on to mention 0-62 mph (0-100 km / h) will only take four seconds in the case of the A45 standard, which would be two tenths of a second faster than the outgoing model. There is no word on maximum speed, but it will probably continue to be electronically capped at 155 mph (250 km / h). An optional AMG Driver Group increases the speed to 270 km / h (167 mph) in the existing car.
In addition to having a powered engine, the next A45 will also be equipped with a nine-speed automatic clutch transmission capable of handling added punch, while a more adaptable 4Matic will also be implemented.
The new Mercedes-AMG A 45 is expected to follow the Mk4 A-Class by the end of 2018, with prices expected to start around £ 45,000.