Mercedes introduced the most powerful hot hatch in the worldJuly 4, 2019
Mercedes-AMG presented at the Festival of speed in the British Goodwood top versions of the A-Class hatchback and CLA sedan – with the index “45”. New items equipped with a two-liter “turbo”, which has become the most powerful serial four-cylinder engine in the world.
In the standard version, the engine Mercedes-AMG A45 and Mercedes-AMG CLA45 develops 387 hp. and 480 Nm of torque, whereas in the top S-modification, the Quartet gives 421 force and 500 newton meters.
The engine used many technical solutions developed for the four-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which also includes the Mercedes-AMG GT supercar. The 16-valve powerplant received a twin-flow turbocharger with an electronically controlled bypass valve, two overhead camshafts and an electronically controlled water pump.
The engine is paired with a specially tuned eight-speed robotic gearbox with two clutches and 4Matic + all-wheel drive system. The car has a special drift mode that allows you to send the car into a controlled drift. It is activated when the system of dynamic stabilization is switched off and the box is put into manual mode, after which most of the traction begins to be transmitted to the rear wheels.
The Mercedes-AMG A45 S is able to accelerate from the spot to the first 100 kph in 4 seconds, while the CLA45 picks up 100 km / h in 0.1 seconds. slower The maximum speed is forcibly limited to 250 km / h, however, when ordering an AMG Driver Package Package, the electronic collar is moved to 270 km per hour. In this case, the A45 S hatchback will be able to dial the 100 kph in 3.9 seconds.
A total of six driver modes are provided: Comfort, Sport, Sport +, Slippery, Individual and Racing Race. At the same time, the latter is provided only for top S-versions of new products as part of the optional AMG Dynamic Pus sports kit.
Mercedes-AMG A45 and Mercedes-AMG CLA45 received a new steering rack with an adjustable gear ratio and two options for the control electronics, which vary depending on the choice of driving mode. Top options for new items also equipped with six-and single-piston brakes in front and behind, respectively.
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