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Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

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Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

Mercedes-Benz has brought the brand new A45 AMG to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, where the hot hatch has made its public debut.

The Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG is the world’s most powerful hot hatch and it was officially unveiled a few weeks ago, for the first time. But since then, the German based automaker has decided to baptize it, and what better place to do just that than the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG takes the “hot hatch” words to a whole new level and leaves us wondering why should we buy a Golf, a Megane, a Focus, an Astra or even a 1-Series and an A3?

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG is coming with the Aerodynamic Package, with the Exclusive Package, with the Night Package and with goodies such as the AMG Performance suspension, the AMG exhaust system and much more. The most important part of the brand new Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG lays under its hood, and it’s more of a heart than an engine, especially when we think that it was produced by the company’s performance division, AMG.

The world’s most powerful hot hatch is powered by a V8 engine, you may think, or at least a V6 or why not a five-cylinder inline engine inspired by Audi? But whatever your answer is, you’re wrong. Power to the A45 AMG is provided by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit, which is producing a whopping 360 HP (265 kW) at 6,000 rpm and it has a peak torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft), available between 2,250 rpm and 5,000 rpm. The unit is mated to an AMG Speed Shift DCT seven-speed sports transmission, which is sending power to the all-wheel drive system.

The new 4MATIC was a great choice for the A45 AMG considering the fact that most hot hatches on sale come with front-wheel drive, and we know that the front wheels can’t handle the torque and the steering too. The A45 AMG can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.6 seconds, before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). I bet that most of you are now seriously considering buying this car, but you will have to wait until mid-July, because that’s when it will arrive in dealerships across Europe.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 - filed under Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz, Motor Shows, News. Image credit: .
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