When it was launched in 2013, the Mercedes A45 AMG held the coveted title of the fastest accelerating hot hatch on the market. Boasting the most powerful production four-cylinder turbocharged engine ever made, the 265kW/450Nm A45 is capable of accelerating to 100km/h in 4.6sec thanks to an impressive seven speed dual clutch gear box, all-wheel drive and a brutally effective all launch control system.
Since its inception in 2013, the A45 has had to stave off attacks from its hyper hatch German rivals, namely, the Audi RS3. When it launched in 2015, the Audi briefly claimed the title of the most powerful hatchback in the world before the maven’s at AMG upped the ante with the face lifted 2015 A45 AMG and increased power output to 280kW and improved its 0-100km/h time down to 4.2sec (4.3sec for the Audi RS3).
Whilst the A45 AMG may seem expensive for a hatchback, when compared to cars with similar performance, the Mercedes starts to make sense. The A45 offers performance befitting of a sports car well into the six figure price bracket without sacrificing the practicality of five seats, modest fuel consumption and the all-weather safety of all-wheel-drive.
Price $64,000 Location Woollahra, NSW Mileage 17,000km
Mercedes Benz A45 AMG
7 Speed Dual Clutch Automatic
All Wheel Drive
2.0L Turbocharged 4 Cylinder
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