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Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG Preview

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April 23, 2014 AT 8:27 PM
The A45 AMG sees Mercedes-AMG embarking on a new era. For the first time in the company's history extending back over more than 45 years, Mercedes-Benz's performance brand is offering a fascinating high-performance vehicle in the compact class. The Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG is representative of the "AMG Performance 50" strategy for the future, which is to run up to the 50th birthday of Mercedes-AMG GmbH in 2017. With a maximum output of 265 kW (360 hp) and up to 450 Newton metres of torque, the AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine is the most powerful series production four-cylinder engine in the world. The sensational power density of 133 kW (181 hp) outstrips even the most powerful super sports cars. At the same time, the engine also boasts supreme efficiency and complies with the EU6 emissions standard.The A45 AMG also leads its segment in terms of fuel consumption, returning 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres (40.9 mpg) in NEDC combined mode. These credentials indicate that a further high-performing member of the BlueDIRECT family is now taking to the road.The performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive onboard the A45 AMG sets new standards in the car's segment.