Mercedes A45 AMG World Debut in Geneva

Words John Clark | March 05, 2013
The 2013 Mercedes A45 AMG shared the stage with superstar Usher and Mercedes leader, Dieter Zetsche at Geneva Motor Show
Words John Clark March 05, 2013

The all new 2013 Mercedes A45 AMG stole the show when it made its official world debut by sharing the stage with international pop superstar Usher and Mercedes-Benz Head, Dieter Zetsche at the Geneva Motor Show. For the show, Mercedes chose to show off the Edition 1 A45 AMG, available for only 12 months and with several cosmetic upgrades both on the interior and exterior.

The A 45 AMG is setting new standards in the high-performance compact class by combining a peak output of  360 hp (265 kW) and maximum torque of 450 Nm with low fuel consumption: roughly 34.5 miles per gallon (6.9 litres of petrol per 100 kilometers).

Mercedes’ compact premium sports car has a two-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine boasts a specific output of 133 kW (181 hp) per litre of displacement – a new record – meaning that the A 45 AMG surpasses even the most powerful super sports cars. Its standard-fit performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive ensures driving dynamics at the highest level and, thanks to excellent traction, enables the car to complete the burst from 0-100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds.

Mercedes-AMG is embarking on a new era with the A 45 AMG. The attractive entry-level model, available from €49,682.50 (incl. VAT) in Germany, will capture a new target group and new markets for the Affalterbach-based performance brand.