AMG A-CLASS: FIRST DETAILS OF A45 AMG REVEALED
New Merc super-hatch should be most powerful in its class when it goes on sale next year
There's been word on a hot AMG version of the A-Class to go head to head with the likes of the forthcoming M135i and Audi RS3 for some time, and now we can put a little meat on the bones of the rumour.
RS3. With the 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo of the M135i making 320hp, that could make the Mercedes effectively the most powerful car in its class.
Power wheel be transferred to all four wheels via a twin-clutch gearbox and a Haldex-alike multi-plate clutch four-wheel drive system, and we can expect 0-60mph sprint times of less than five seconds.
The new car is expected to be around £32,000 when it goes on sale next year.
There's not much more official information around yet, but expect but we'll know more on it - and about the spec in detail - when the car is officially unveiled later this week.