Features & Specs

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG 4-Matic

Performance hatchback

People’ Choice Winner

Without a doubt, the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG upped the levels of madness in the hot hatch segment of the market when it was launched. Not only does it offer loads of power and neck breaking performance, but it came in a well- rounded premium package that set new standards back then.

With the 2015-model A45 AMG you get nothing short of 265 Kilowatts of maximum power and an equally impressive 450Nm of torque to play with. With an on demand four-wheel drive system, coupled to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, the drive is nothing short of exhilarating. Put your foot down and there is just a hint of lag, before your neck literally hits the headrest and the A45 surges forward as if it was catapulted.

Just 4.6-seconds is all this AMG needs to reach the 100km/h mark, while it will pull strongly all the way to its top speed, electronically limited to 250km/h. But best of all, with its sharp throttle response and the engine’s broad mid-range punch, the A45 is actually a very flexible performer. You can effortlessly cruise around town and there is always loads of power available whenever you need it. A closer look under the bonnet revealed a very impressive looking engine, while we could not notice any defects or irregularities at all.

Value For Money

  • R581 000

Fuel Economy

  • 7.1 Litres/100km

Performance

  • 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds
  • Power and Torque at 265kW/450Nm

The Look

  • Attractive and understated