Mercedes A45 AMG photos were leaks to internet. A45 AMG is the cheapest AMG you can buy or the most affordable AMG on market. And A45 AMG does not look that bad either. But I am not a great fan of the new A-Class but Mercedes did a very good job with this car. I can say that, A45 AMG is the best looking car on Mercedes range.
(I am missing the days when days of first generation SLK and CLK!)
Thanks to 2-lt turbo petrol engine of A45 AMG, many people from the emerging markets will rush into A45 AMG. Because, it will have the lowest tax bracket for an AMG, thanks to 2-lt engine. This engine produces 360 HP with 450 Nm of torque. And seven-speed double clutch automatic gearbox is offered. A45 AMG needs 4,5 seconds to reach 100 km/h and top speed is limited to 250 km/h as usual. And it is four-wheel drive, 4MATIC!
A45 AMG is nearly one second faster than the Golf R and Audi S3. And only 0,2 seconds faster than the BMW M135i. Performance difference between the Mercedes A45 AMG and BMW M135i cannot be understood easily but M135i has a bigger engine and that’s a minus for weight balance, and taxation for global market.
But A45 AMG is still a Mercedes :( And don't expect to see Audi quality interior.