New details are starting to emerge about the Mercedes A-Class AMG. It will reportedly be called the A45 AMG and feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with special cylinder heads and a unique induction system.

New details are starting to emerge about the Mercedes A-Class AMG.

According to Autocar, the model will be called the A45 AMG and feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with special cylinder heads, a unique induction system and various other modifications. Thanks to these tweaks, the mill - dubbed the M270 Evo - is expected to produce 330 hp (246 kW / 335 PS) and "significantly" more than 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. As AMG's head of development, Tobias Moers, explained "Our goal right from the start was to match the output of the larger turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine used by the [Audi] RS3."

The engine will be connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends power to a rear-biased all-wheel drive system. This could enable the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds.

Besides boasting an aggressive body kit, the car is slated to feature a revised suspension with a wider track, stiffer springs / dampers, thicker anti-roll bars and a reduced ride height. We can also expect a revised electro-mechanical power steering system and high-performance brakes.

The model could be launched early next year, so look for an official unveiling in the coming months.

 

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