Prototypes of the “charged” Mercedes-AMG A45 pass the final test

Prototypes of the “charged” Mercedes-AMG A45 pass the final test

June 27, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The high-performance version of the German Mercedes-AMG A45 hatchback will receive a motor power up to 416 hp As reported, the long-awaited novelty will be officially unveiled in July.

Just a few weeks before the premiere of the so-called “charged” version of the Mercedes-AMG A45 hatchback, the engineers of the German brand have a couple of cases to finalize the prototype of this car. It is reported that the test took place at the Nürburgring race track. New “spy” video gives the latest insight into the long-awaited car.

The A45 in this video wears the same camouflage as the other test samples of the new / updated models of the automaker’s sports division. The car already has a Panamericana false grille with vertical slats for Mercedes-AMG models. It is worth noting the rear diffuser larger than the less powerful modification of the same car (A35), as well as four exhaust ports, instead of two.

What really makes the coming A45 special is its new M139 engine, which is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit that develops maximum power at 7200 rpm.

The motor produces 382 horsepower (480 Nm) as standard. When installing a turbocharger with a pressure of 1.9 bar to 2.1 bar, the S-performance of this power plant develops power up to 416 hp. (500 Nm).

In both cases, the transmission will be offered an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which transmits power to the complex all-wheel drive system. The electronically controlled clutch in each corner of the rear axle is capable of controlling torque at each wheel. Drift mode is also available, which allows drivers to effectively enter controlled drifts.