Two turbochargers, four liters of working volume, eight drive wheels, 720 horsepowers and 900 m • H! Divide it by two and get an A 45 hatchback and a CLA 45 sedan, modified by AMG. Cars equipped with identical technical elements but with different consumer orientations. Twenty thousand cars sold per year – is it a lot? In the scale of a Mercedes-Benz Company this is a drop in the ocean, but for a court studio AMG is the maximum achieved in nearly half a century history of the Company. AMG managers say that in the next four years are planning to increase the sales of AMG-Mercedes in half making it up to 30,000 cars a year. As part of strong arguments, they roll out the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG hatchback and CLA 45 AMG sedan on the track of Bilster Berg.
Up till this very moment the company has not produced AMG Mercedes in a compact size. So A 45 and CLA 45 are not just a small-format AMG-revolution, but also the first production model in the company\'s history, equipped with four-cylinder engines. 360 hp taken from 2 liters of working volume is something that could be done by magicians.
The engineers underline that such capacity provides М133 with the title of the most powerful serial four-cylinder engine on the planet. Similar to other AMG models, the engine is fully assembled by a single engineer.
Base wheels are presented with 18 inch ones, but 19-inch option is also available. Clearance compared with civilian models is reduced by 20 mm.
The interiors of AMG-models sufficiently differ from civilian cars. Here they hace a new steering wheel with aluminum trigger, original combination of instruments, leather-trimmed front and side doors. But the most obvious difference is the lever of a seven-step robotic transmission, located on the center console regardless of the body type. Let us remind you that A models with automatic transmissions had the selector located on the steering column. Acceleration time to gain the 100 km/hour speed takes only 4.6 seconds, which is pretty impressive.