The Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback won't live to see its next generation. However, there's still time to buy the current model, including its flagship AMG A45 S version. The peeps from Affalterbach are giving it a "Limited Edition" trim this year with an interesting mix of visual tweaks.

AMG Green Hell Magno paint is available for the first time on any compact Mercedes, complete with a matte finish. You might remember this striking shade on the AMG GT R from 2016, now the eye-catching green hue combines with contrasting yellow accents that extend to the wheels. As if that wasn't enough, Mercedes is adding black body graphics, including a massive AMG logo plastered onto the hood.

2024 Mercedes-AMG A45 S Limited Edition

This AMG A45 S Limited Edition for Europe has about $15,000 worth of options included as standard. It gets the AMG Night Package I and II with a multitude of dark accents, plus the AMG Aerodynamics Package with that large rear wing. The 19-inch forged wheels are exclusive to this model and come with a seven-twin-spoke design and a predominantly matte black look.

The black and yellow theme continues inside where the headrests bear the "45 S" logo, which has also been applied onto the floor mats. There are AMG-branded side sills, aluminum bits and pieces, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, and synthetic leather upholstery.

2024 Mercedes-AMG A45 S Limited Edition
2024 Mercedes-AMG A45 S Limited Edition

Much like the regular AMG A45 S, the Limited Edition has a fully variable all-wheel-drive system and the world's most powerful four-cylinder engine put in a production car. The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine makes a whopping 416 horsepower, enough for a 0 to 62 mph run in 3.9 seconds.

It’s the same M139 found in the new C63 where it's mounted longitudinally (M139I) and produces an even higher output of 469 hp. That figure eclipses even the lesser-known Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 2.0 MR FQ-440 which had 440 hp. By the way, Mercedes has pledged to keep the four-cylinder C63 because it's "very progressive."

Gallery: 2024 Mercedes-AMG A45 S Limited Edition

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