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The all-new Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG hot hatch won’t make its way into dealerships in the United States of America.

While Europe will get to take home the first units of the AMG’s first compact car in the first quarter of 2013, Americans will have to settle to their large vehicle, because according to the guys at the Inside Line, the German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has said in an e-mail that the all-new A45 hot hatch won’t be launched in the United States.

“There are no plans to offer the A45 AMG in the United States”, said Mercedes-Benz.

As a quick reminder, the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG has been revealed a few days ago and this is actually the first compact vehicle developed by AMG. The A44 AMG will get an engine developed in a partnership signed with High Performance Engine and thanks to some significant improvements it will develop around 330 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque.

The new engine will be assembled in Affalterbach, the birthplace of AMG, and production will be maintained in the Kolleda factory, the same place where the four-cylinder units of the A-Class and B-Class are being made. The all-new Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG will also get an independent sports suspension, an AMG braking syste and an electromagnetic sports steering and it will be aimed to younger customers. The model will be officially presented to the public during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.