2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 S with 400hp
Mercedes-Benz’s performance arm AMG has been working on a more powerful version of the A45 AMG, and the 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 will be available in the base and the S model with more power.
The current Mercedes-AMG A45 boasts 355 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 332 lb-ft of torque @ 2,250-5,000 rpm which enables the hot hatch to go from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds, however Audi’s new RS3 is powered by a 2.5 liter Turbo inline five engine that produces 367 hp @ 6800 rpm and 343 lb-ft of torque @ 1625 rpm and enables the RS3 to propel from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
The 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 S will produce 400 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque to reclaim the king of hot-hatch title.
Audi’s parent company is currently working on a 395 hp VW Golf R400 which just like the 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 uses a 2.0 liter turbo four.
There are rumors that in-order to take the fight to the 400 hp 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 S, Audi is working on a more powerful RS3 Plus which will be lighter and more powerful than the current model.
The rumored Audi RS3 Plus is to produce over 400 hp, with 0-60 mph of 3.6 seconds.
The standard 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 will produce 365 hp and 355 lb-ft of torque.
We’re expecting Mercedes to unveil the new 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 mid July, with its public debut set for September 2015 at the IAA Frankfurt Motor show (September 17th – September 27th 2015).
2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 changes will also be available in the 2017 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 and CLA45 Shooting Brake.
2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 will have very subtle visual changes. The front bumper will adopt the new AMG front fascia design language similar to the new W205 C63.
Interior changes in the 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 and CLA45 are also very subtle, with an optional full alcantara AMG steering wheel now available to order on the standard model and as standard equipments on the S model.
The 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 and its S variant will go on sale by end of the year.