Mercedes-Benz India has introduced the new AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ in India priced at ₹ 79.50 lakh (ex-showroom). This is the hottest hatchback on sale right now in the country and packs a whopping 415 bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque from its 2.0-litre four-cylinder, turbocharged engine. 0-100 kmph comes in 3.9 seconds and the car has a top speed of 270 kmph. In fact, the AMG mill is the world’s most powerful four-cylinder engine in series production and follows AMG’s one engine, one mechanic philosophy. The model is made in Affalterbach in Germany and comes to India as a Completely Built Unit.
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Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “We are strengthening our A-Class portfolio with the launch of the new Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ which is the fastest hatchback in the country. With the launch of the most powerful and most dynamic new generation sports car in our portfolio, we are strongly reinforcing the importance of this segment in our overall growth strategy. India’s fastest hatchback is a thoroughbred performance machine eagerly awaited by our AMG customers and performance purists. The introduction of the A 45 S 4MATIC+ underscores our commitment towards introducing the most desirable products from our global portfolio for our discerning customers in India.”
The new Mercedes-AMG A 45 S gets the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G transmission specially tuned to the requirements of the powerful engine. It also comes with AMG Active Ride Control and the fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system. The model technically sits on top of the A-Class family, both in price and power.
Compared to the AMG A 35, the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S gets a reinforced shell, stiffer suspension, larger brakes and even a different steering wheel. The body shell has also been reinforced for better stability and dynamic handling at high speeds. The car also comes with a specific Race mode in addition to the different driving modes available, while you also get the AMG Drift mode.
Visually, the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ differentiates itself with the Panamericana grille, Multibeam LED headlamps, new signature LED taillights, wider wheel arches that accommodate the massive 19-inch alloy wheels. The A 45 S AMG does not have a direct rival in India and deliveries will begin in a few days from now.