Mercedes released their first teaser images and details of the A45 AMG compact hatchback. Marking the 45th anniversary of Mercedes and AMG joining forces, Mercedes will reveal the A45, which will be the top of the range A Class, as well as the most affordable AMG model ever.
Rumored to have 330 hp (246 kW / 335 PS), the Mercedes A45 AMG is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine designed specifically for this model. Developing maximum torque significantly above 295 lb-ft (400 Nm). The new high-performance hatchback will also be equipped with an independent sport suspension, electromechanical AMG speed-sensitive sports steering, high-performance brakes, and 3-stage ESP featuring a “SPORT Handling” mode.
The world debut of the Mercedes A45 AMG will not take place until early next year and will likely go on sale summer 2013. Pricing has yet to be announced.