Planned – More powerful Mercedes A45 AMG facelift image

A minor facelift for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is planned by the car manufacturer which will make the range-topping A45 AMG version even more powerful.

Good news for all of you hot hatch enthusiasts out there as a new report is indicating that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class will get a tweaked version in the near future which will make the A45 AMG top of the line model even more powerful. The car company is planning to make the “new” A45 AMG more powerful than the Audi RS3 Sportback, one of its main rivals, which is packing in a 2.5 liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine under its hood, with 362 HP (270 kW) and 465 Nm (342 lb-ft) of torque.

According to the guys from Autocar, the carmaker’s goal is to achieve 375 HP (280 kW) from the same 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbo engine found on the current A45 AMG. If the number will become real, than the facelifted version is expected to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in just 4.5 seconds, coming in pretty close to the supercar zone, but its top speed will be electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).

The facelifted variant of the Mercedes A45 AMG should be gaining a unique grille and probably some modified front and rear bumpers, along with new wheel designs, to further differentiate it from the current model. Speaking of the current model, this has 360 HP (256 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) and it can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds, having the same 250 km/h (155 mph) electronically limited top speed.