GAD Motors has developed a power boost program for the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG.
The main focus was on squeezing additional horsepower from the four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine which in its standard configuration develops 360 PS (265 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft). By remapping the engine's ECU, the aftermarket specialists bumped output to 430 PS (316 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft). This is only the first stage of their upgrade program as GAD Motors says there's still room for improvement.
As a result of the power hike, the A45 AMG's 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint time has been reduced from 4.6 seconds to 4.1 seconds while the 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) run now takes just 14.3 seconds, an improvement of around three seconds.
Aside from infusing more power into the hot hatchback, GAD Motors also mounted black 19-inch OZ Racing Superforgiata multi-spoke alloy wheels wrapped around in Pirelli tires while the body received an in-house full wrap featuring an appealing shade of lime.