An allegedly leaked image with the facelifted version of the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG has ended up on the web.

Mercedes-Benz is known to work on the development of an updated A-Class, based on the current generation, which will be introduced at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. But if no one outside the company really knew what this vehicle looked like, things are about to change because a leaked image is showing us part of the design if the new range-topping A45 AMG.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG is coming, in standard, with 381 HP (280 kW) but it will also gain a beefier version, which will be called the A45 AMG S and it will be producing no less than 400 HP (294 kW). If these figures turn out to be true, than the vehicle signed by the 3-pointed star will become the most powerful hot hatch money can buy, dethroning its main rivals, the Audi RS3 and the BMW M135i. The output will be provided by the same 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which will be tweaked. The current version of the unit found under the hood of the A45 AMG is rated at 360 HP (256 kW) and it has a peak torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft). The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint takes 4.6 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).

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