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Old 02-06-2018, 01:39 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by h3llsp4wn View Post
The A class hatch was on my short list of cars to replace the wrx with. Back to the drawing board......ugh
seems like U.S will get a sedan version of a45 amg....
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:26 PM   #52
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If sedans are a dying sale.
Why not make more hatches?
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:12 AM   #53
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Apparently Canada is getting the hatch Dunno about the AMG hatches though. I've been toying with the idea of looking at the A35 or A45 if the hatch came too, since its looking like to be an awesome package, but I also don't want car payments -- damn adulting!

I think the US (and to some extent, Canada too) can't handle hatches above a certain price point unless its raised as a CUV... which is why the GLA exists. But performance sedans still sell.
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:18 AM   #54
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Depressing news every time I see that this thread has been bumped and there is still no A45 Hatch for NA Market.
Well looking like a C63S if I can find a certified one or a new Mustang GT PP2 with that Rousch supercharger making 700HP.
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Old 02-09-2018, 12:32 PM   #55
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Originally Posted by GALBEROS View Post
Depressing news every time I see that this thread has been bumped and there is still no A45 Hatch for NA Market.
Well looking like a C63S if I can find a certified one or a new Mustang GT PP2 with that Rousch supercharger making 700HP.
get the c63s it's been incredible driving experience.
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:55 AM   #56
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Default Mercedes-AMG A45 Confirmed With Drift Mode, 8-Speed Auto, 400+ HP


2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 to come with drift mode, more than 300kW

Hardcore mega hatch will be a step up in every way over the outgoing model

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 is set to shake up the hot hatch segment with the AMG boss today confirming that it will pick up a drift mode.

Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2018 Paris motor show, Tobias Moers, the chairman of the management board of Mercedes-AMG confirmed what we were all wanting to hear, plus some extra detail about the gearbox in its new hot hatch.

"Everything. The 45, the next-generation 45 is an all-new story. It has a lot of improvements including the chassis, a brand new four-wheel drive system, there's nothing common with what you know today," he said.

"Yes. It's a dual-clutch eight-speed, the A35 is a seven-speed, the 45 will have an eight-speed," Moers said.

The current-generation A45 uses a hang-on all-wheel drive system capable of sending up to 50 per cent of torque to the rear axle. That's all set to change with the next-generation A45, which is set to get a new all-wheel drive system capable of holding the car sideways.

Moers confirmed that the new car will produce over 400 horsepower (that's more than 300kW of power), which will really shake up the segment in terms of specific power output.

"The chassis compared to today... it's unbelievable. We have various suspension in the car and it's an improvement in every perspective. There's more comfort, more rigidity in every way, so we put a lot of effort into the body in white. There's lots of reinforcement and it fits perfectly."

"Okay... you can go sideways with it."

The sideways technology is likely to be computer controlled like the E63, which allows even a novice driver to take advantage of the added torque under the bonnet.

When asked about how the new A45 will interact with the driver, the AMG boss explained that MBUX will play a pivotal role in displaying user information and giving the driver control over performance logging.

"We have really cool features. Much more emotional. We have a dedicated super sport kind of screen there that I personally put a lot of effort into designing. You have track pace and everything in the application."

Given what we've seen so far with the A35, we can't wait to see what Mercedes-Benz comes up with on the A45 front.
Mercedes-AMG A45 Confirmed With Drift Mode, 8-Speed Auto, 400+ HP
The uber hatch will also benefit from a new all-wheel-drive system.

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Mercedes-AMG introduced the warm A35 yesterday at the Paris Motor Show and already the talented folks from Affalterbach are eager to talk about the next big thing. Speaking with Australian magazine Car Advice at the show, AMG’s boss Tobias Moers reiterated the next-generation A45 will have more than 400 horsepower and a newly developed 4Matic setup, but that’s not all.

He went on to mention that while the aforementioned A35 uses a seven-speed automatic transmission, the A45 will feature a dual-clutch, eight-speed gearbox. Moers promised to implement a “lot of improvements” over the outgoing model and that “there’s nothing common with what you know today.”

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The chassis will also be going through some major changes, with AMG’s head honcho describing it as being “unbelievable” compared to the current A45’s chassis. It has been significantly reinforced and will offer both more comfort and rigidity thanks to a newly developed suspension setup. Much like the E63’s Drift mode, Moers mentioned drivers will be able to “go sideways with it” and that will probably come courtesy of an electronically controlled drift mode.

Mercedes’ new MBUX infotainment system will be a little bit different on the next A45 compared to the lesser A-Class models as it will pack some extra features worthy of the performance hatch, including a bespoke “super sport kind of screen” offering the drive all the relevant info in one place.

It’s worth mentioning that Dominik Greuel, Senior Manager Marketing Communications at Mercedes-AMG, revealed earlier this year there’s going to be an even hotter A45 S like AMG has been doing for a while with its bigger models by offering S versions.

Expect the regular A45 to be unveiled in hatchback form sometime next year. It’s unclear at this point whether the S model will be launched at the same time or we’ll have to wait more for the flagship version. Should you prefer the A45 to have a proper trunk, Mercedes-AMG is expected to bring out a sedan version as well to cater the U.S. market where the A-Class hatch is not available.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:45 PM   #57
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Sedans are dead, performance lies with the hatchback...

Or whatever the Subaru big wig said...
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:29 AM   #58
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Mercedes has also developed a more powerful S badged version of the A 45

2019 Mercedes-AMG A45: Price, specs and release date


New 2019 Mercedes-AMG A 45 charges in with up to 415bhp

Latest Mercedes-AMG A 45 superhatch gets a brand new 2.0-litre engine and an extra-hot S version for the first time

Mercedes-AMG has struck the first blow in a battle between itself and Audi to develop new ultra-hot hatchbacks by revealing this: the 415bhp, second-generation A 45

Revealed at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, this new flagship A-Class is built around its formidable engine. Although this latest A 45 sticks with a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit, what you’ll find under the bonnet is totally new and takes the title of the world’s most powerful four-cylinder engine.

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For the first time Mercedes-AMG has developed two versions of the A 45. The base A 45 develops 382bhp - just 1bhp more than the outgoing model - and Mercedes claims a 0-62mph time of 4.1 seconds - 0.1 seconds faster than before. Top speed is limited to 155mph, but can be raised to 168mph through an optional AMG Driver’s Package.

ercedes has also developed a more powerful S badged version of the A 45 to keep the car in line with other flagship AMG models; the A 45 S uses the same 2.0-litre engine but develops 415bhp and 500Nm of torque. Mercedes claims 0-62mph is possible in 3.9 seconds - a figure beating the V8 powered AMG GT Coupe. Top speed is limited to 168mph

The engine itself is mounted with the turbocharger and exhaust manifold at the rear, with the intake system at the front. Mercedes claims this enables a more aerodynamic front end design and assists with cooling. New lightweight construction and low friction measures in the engine result in a redline of 7,200rpm.

Both versions send power to Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system via an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, which can be operated via paddles mounted behind the steering wheel.

Image 2 of 20Mercedes-AMG A45 Goodwood FoS 2019
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While the engine stands as a core ingredient of the new A 45, chassis, driveline and suspension tuning has not been neglected in the pursuit of power. Dive into the car’s many traction control settings and drive modes and you’ll find a new drift mode, which is standard on the A 45 S. Available when the car is in Race mode, it utilises electro-mechanical torque vectoring on the rear axle to distribute torque between the left and right wheels. In tandem with variable torque between the front and rear axles, the Drift mode splits power as necessary to enable controlled slides. It can be optioned on the 382bhp A 45.

Elsewhere, the AMG Dynamic Select switch hosts the usual Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual and Race drive modes, serving up various combinations of steering, powertrain responsiveness, exhaust and traction control settings.

As standard the A 45 rides on AMG specific suspension featuring frequency-selective shock absorbers, MacPherson struts at the front and a multi-link setup at the rear. Mercedes claims that the ride quality has improved over the old model, but claims better grip and agility levels. AMG Ride Control adaptive damping makes the options list and enables the driver to select through three different suspension control modes, ranging from a comfort oriented setup to a harder setting for track driving. Stopping power is provided by 350mm disks at the front and 330mm disks at the rear, with both sets ventilated and perforated. The S models build on this with 360mm size front disks and six-piston fixed calipers.

Image 3 of 20Mercedes-AMG A45 Goodwood FoS 2019 head on
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The car’s exterior wears a slightly sportier bodykit to the A 35 and features the AMG Aerodynamic package as standard, introducing a modified front splitter with canards and a large rear wing. The bodyshell itself receives reinforcement over the A 35 in search of extra rigidity and stiffness, featuring a “shearing plate” - a lightweight aluminium plate bolted underneath the engine - and additional bracing between the two front suspension struts. Additional struts run through the car’s sides and rear quarters.

Inside you’ll find the usual MBUX infotainment setup spanning the dashboard, while the A 45 is upholstered with a mix of man-made leather and microfibre cloth, and finished with chrome vents and piano black plastic. The A 45 S removes the regular car’s red highlights in favour of more distinctive yellow tints around the cabin. As ever, bucket seats and a flat bottomed sports steering wheel are present as standard, but AMG offers several optional packages in the interior too.

The MBUX infotainment system plays a noticeable supporting role in the new A 45. It’s home to an intensive data logging and telematics system featuring several of Europe’s top racing circuits for accurate lap and sector timing. By using the front facing camera, it can project a live feed of the circuit onto the infotainment display complete with the ideal racing line for the driver to aim at.

UK prices have not been outlined, but when the A 45 goes on sale later in 2019 prices are expected to start at around £45,000 anticipated.

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