Mercedes-Benz has revealed the 2013 A45 AMG. The small performance car will make its official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March.

The A45 AMG is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol with 360HP (265 kW) at 6,000RPM and 450Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque at 2,250RPM.  0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited). The engine is mated to an AMG SPEED SHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission with three driving programs, double-declutching function and Race Start.

"The A 45 AMG will enable Mercedes-AMG to appeal to new customers and tap new markets, We are adding an extremely attractive model with exceptional performance to our range of unique high-performance automobiles." said Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

"With the new A 45 AMG we have well and truly achieved our aim of developing the most dynamic, powerful and efficient four-cylinder series production car," comments Tobias Moers, Head of Overall Vehicle Development and Board Member of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. "With its impressive high-tech package and the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive,  the A 45 AMG is a thoroughbred AMG through and through.", Ola Källenius adds.

The new A 45 AMG comes with variable, performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive as standard. In developing this all-wheel drive, the focus firmly was on performance and dynamism. The power flux to the rear powertrain is provided by a compact power take-off unit (PTU) which is fully integrated in the seven-speed sports transmission.

There is also a 3-stage ESP, which can help in emergency situations or to improve the handling a lot.

The brake system is also improved - 350x32 mm discs at the front and 330 x 22 mm discs for the rear axle. The A45 AMG rolls 18" twin-spoke lightweight alloy wheels with 235/40 R18 tires or 19" wheels with 235/35 R19 available as an option.

Pricing will be revealed in July.

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Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG:

Displacement 1,991 cc
Bore x stroke 83.0 x 92.0 mm
Compression ratio 8.6 : 1
Output 360 hp at 6,000 rpm
Max. torque 450 Nm at 2,250 – 5,000 rpm
Engine weight (dry) 148 kg
Maximum engine speed 6,700 rpm
Power density 181 hp
Peak pressure up to 140 bar
Maximum charge pressure 1.8 bar
Fuel consumption NEDC combined 39.7– 40.9 mpg
CO2 emissions 161-165 g/km
Emissions standard EU6
Acceleration 0-62 mph 4.6 s
Top speed 155 mph*

*electronically limited

Options list:

  • AMG Aerodynamics package: AMG rear aerofoil, additional flics in front apron, larger front splitter
  • AMG carbon-fibre exterior mirror housing
  • AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package: front splitter, side sill panel inserts and trim on rear apron in genuine carbon fibre
  • AMG rear aerofoil
  • AMG Exclusive package
  • AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels fitted with 235/35 R 19 tyres, in two variants: painted in titanium grey with high-sheen finish or in matt black
  • AMG Night package: privacy glass, black anodised waistline trim strip, black tailpipe trims in chromed finish, radiator fins in silver chrome, high-gloss black painted finish for front splitter, exterior mirrors, side sill panel inserts and rear apron trim
  • AMG Performance exhaust system incl. tailpipe trims in specific design
  • AMG Performance suspension with tauter spring/damper tuning
  • AMG Performance steering wheel and E-SELECT lever, electronic key with AMG emblem
  • AMG Performance seats
  • AMG wheel bolt covers in black with hub caps in central-locking look (for standard AMG light-alloy wheels only)
  • Red painted callipers

Source: Mercedes-Benz