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Old 06-14-2012, 08:53 PM   #26
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Don't underestimate the power of science and engineering.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:54 AM   #27
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AMG reveals its A-Class
Things are heating up at AMG as it prepares for eight new models, the first of which is the hot new A 45 AMG.

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As statements go, Ola Källenius' (Chairman of AMG) revelation that the new A 45 AMG will have the highest specific output of any manufacturer's mainstream engine is an interesting one. What it means is that AMG is planning to extract more than 325hp from an all-new 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit, making the A 45 AMG the most powerful car in its class.

Along with variable four-wheel drive, 'considerably' more than 400Nm of torque from only 2,000rpm and an all-new seven-speed Multi Clutch Transmission (MCT), there should be no doubt that this new A-Class will be a proper AMG car. You'd have to go back to the 190E from the eighties to find another bona fide four-cylinder AMG model, but it was an obvious choice for the firm. Space beneath the A-Class' low bonnet was already tight, and with the Group's strict CO2 and fuel economy targets needing to be met, the possibility of a V6 was quickly dismissed.

It's no ordinary inline four though, with the aluminium sandcast to cope with high pressures and the crank, pistons and conrods all specially designed and engineered for the application. And of course all units are hand-built at the firm's Affalterbach headquarters.

The massive Borg Warner turbo uses twin-scroll technology and an innovative system that sees the engine partially over-fuel to spin the turbine faster - in a bid to reduce lag. Launch control, combined with the variable four-wheel drive, should see the car sprint from 0-62mph in less than five seconds onto an electronically limited 155mph top speed. Prices are yet to be released, but expect it to cost upwards of £35,000 when it arrives next year.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:49 AM   #28
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^^Well I stand corrected. They are gonna do it.

Man oh man can't wait to see one of these in action.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:51 PM   #29
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so now it is just 'more than 325hp'

like 326???
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:23 PM   #30
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I'd say 325.001.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:43 PM   #31
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If you want a premium hatch that would destroy an evo or sti buy an rs3
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:36 AM   #32
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It would be a nice upgrade from and STI, too bad they won't sell it here. I’d like the practicality, power and AWD of the STI with many more luxury appointments and available technology, seems like an A45 AMG would do exactly that.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:08 PM   #33
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It would be a nice upgrade from and STI, too bad they won't sell it here. I’d like the practicality, power and AWD of the STI with many more luxury appointments and available technology, seems like an A45 AMG would do exactly that.
Or you could buy what I just said, an rs3, which is better looking and has an incredible interior
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:42 PM   #34
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Or you could buy what I just said, an rs3, which is better looking and has an incredible interior
And if I lived in Europe that's what I do but I don't. I'd love an RS4 Avant, well for about 2/3rds the price.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:51 AM   #35
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The rs3 is available here
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:14 PM   #36
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The rs3 is available here
Unless "here" is not the US, you are incorrect. The RS3 has never been available in the US.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:15 PM   #37
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I haven idea what you are talking about, you can buy an rs3 in America
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:55 AM   #38
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:22 PM   #39
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I haven idea what you are talking about, you can buy an rs3 in America
Please show me where an RS3 is (available for sale) on this website: http://models.audiusa.com/
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:11 AM   #40
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Holy ****, I just saw an article on topgear's website for the new merc hatch, **** you for not bringing it here!
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:01 PM   #41
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On Autoblog now



Would be a nice upgrade from my STI.
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/13/m...ttest-hatches/
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:20 PM   #42
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those wheels are just horrendous.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:39 PM   #43
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:12 PM   #44
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Am I the only one who thinks this car is pretty ugly.
Its cool if I am, but maybe in person it will look better
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:02 PM   #45
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Am I the only one who thinks this car is pretty ugly.
Its cool if I am, but maybe in person it will look better
Yah, it looks like a bloated Volvo C30.....
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:36 PM   #46
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When you are looking for a luxury, performance, AWD car with a modicum of practicality there isn't a large selection to choose from. Well, unless you have very deep pockets.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:45 PM   #47
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that car is awesome.. maybe a different rear wing/spoiler would add some flair to it.. but be careful what you wish for... if this thing ever comes to the us.. (sadly, unlikely) there would need to be a bunch of companies to step up for aftermarket goodies... because if you look at the current merc tuning companies... well...
all I have to say is GULP... and open your wallets..

http://www.renntechmercedes.com/www/catalog/132

just an example (my buddy has a c63 amg) and he was laughing at how expensive this stuff is!!!! $3k for an airbox... it is reeeealllly pretty but, ****...
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:56 PM   #48
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AWD, 360HP, 2.0L = What Subaru should be making!

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"The first of AMG’s new compact range, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, has finally been revealed, and with the reveal comes confirmation that the car’s new four-cylinder engine will be dishing out a staggering 360 horsepower from its 2.0 liters of displacement.

The A45 AMG, which goes on sale in Europe soon after its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next month, won’t make it to the U.S., but its potent powertrain will, arriving on these shores in a similar CLA45 AMG due at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

Based on the latest version of the A Class hatchback, the A45 AMG adopts the Affalterbach tuner’s new four-cylinder engine, sophisticated all-wheel-drive system, and unique styling both inside and out.

The engine is the real star of the show; it’s a turbocharged and direct-injected unit capable of delivering 360 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, and is currently the most powerful production four-cylinder engine in the world.

At the same time, the engine also boasts impressive efficiency, returning fuel economy in the 30-mpg range based on the European combined cycle.

The engine runs a compression ratio of 8.6:1 and revs to 6,700 rpm. Peak torque is delivered from just 2,250 revs and stays there all the way to 5,000. Maximum boost pressure from the twin-scroll turbochargeris set at a relatively high 26 psi, which helps explain the high output.

Power is routed to all four wheels via AMG’s own all-wheel-drive system. The setup is different to Mercedes’ 4MATIC system for compact cars in that it is lighter and evenly splits torque 50:50 between the front and rear wheels. In normal driving situations, full torque goes to the front wheels only, helping reduce fuel consumption.

The variables influencing the power distribution ratio are vehicle speed, lateral and longitudinal acceleration, steering angle, speed difference between the individual wheels, selected gear and accelerator position.

A two-part propeller shaft transfers the power from the engine to the rear axle. In the interests of favorable weight distribution, an electrohydraulically controlled multi-disc clutch is integrated with the rear axle differential. The multi-disc clutch immediately detects slip at the front axle, at which point a hydraulic pump instantaneously presses the discs together and channels the engine torque to the rear wheels as necessary. All this takes place virtually without the driver noticing, according to AMG.

The gearbox is an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT, a seven-speed dual-clutch unit with an AMG gear selector mounted in the center console and paddle shifters. The gearbox has multiple modes as well as a launch control system.

The end result of all this tech is a 0-62 mph time of just 4.6 seconds and a limited top speed of 155 mph.

2013 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMGLike every AMG vehicle, the new A45 AMG also incorporates sophisticated chassis technology. For enhanced driving dynamics, the suspension is much stiffer than on the regular A Class and is unique at the rear.

There is also specifically tuned spring and damper settings, larger stabilizer bars, and speed-sensitive electronic steering. The stock wheels are 18-inch light alloys, which house ventilated and perforated discsmeasuring up to 13.7 inches in diameter.

Stepping inside, the first thing you’ll notice is the AMG gear knob, which is similar to the unit fitted on other AMG models including the SLS AMG supercar. Sports seats are standard and are joined by a carbon fiber-look for the dash, an AMG instrument panel and the AMG DRIVE UNIT, which is used to adjust all the individual performance settings.

Numerous options are also available, including an aerodynamics package, carbon fiber package, 19-inch alloy wheels, and performance upgrades to the exhaust, suspension and brakes.

With the A45 AMG now revealed, we can look forward to the reveal of the CLA45 AMG shortly and even a GLA45 AMG further down the track. "
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:47 PM   #49
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Waits patiently for a black series. Although, i will never afford one on a single income teacher salary and soon to be third kid. Bahaha

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Old 02-13-2013, 11:59 PM   #50
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Waits patiently for a black series. Although, i will never afford one on a single income teacher salary and soon to be third kid. Bahaha

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I don't see them making a Black Series of a relatively entry-level Benz that would likely cost the same as today's SLK55 but without matching its performance.

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