AMG is the high-performance wing of Mercedes-Benz. It is effectively an upper-tier trim level that makes the marque’s already desirable cars even more alluring. The A 45 4Matic is replete with AMG features that ensure that this car stands out from the crowd, and leaves the competition in its wake.
Aside from attractive AMG badging, the A 45 4Matic boasts a number of AMG-specific fixtures, such as 18-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels. The car’s front and rear aprons attract attention too, as does a conspicuous roof spoiler that helps optimise the vehicle’s aerodynamic qualities. The A 45 4Matic also features an AMG sports exhaust system, complete with discreetly sophisticated twin chrome-plated tailpipes. It’s not all about looks and speed, however, because the A 45 4Matic possesses a practical hatchback body style. This ensures that access to each compartment – and the load bay – is always a simple process.
A sportily appointed cabin is furnished with performance front seats with side bolsters that help to cocoon and support their occupants. The driver will enjoy getting to grips with a nappa-leather-finished steering wheel, behind which, aluminium paddles enable him or her to make quick, intuitive gearshift changes. With all seats in place, luggage capacity stands at 341 litres. If more load space is required, vehicle’s rear seats can be flipped to provide 1,157 litres of cargo volume.
The car is powered by a 2.0-litre 381bhp petrol engine, which is typically mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. (Seven-speed automatic transmission is also available.) This produces a peak torque of 475Nm, and allows the vehicle to proceed from a standing stop to 60mph in roughly four seconds – and achieve a top speed of 155mph. Despite its potency, the AMG A 45 4Matic still manages up to 40.9mpg. It also features Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual modes, allowing the driver to choose the one that best suits his or her motoring style.
A six-speaker sound system includes DAB digital radio, an MP3-compatible CD player and an FM/AM tuner, providing lots of audio-listening options. Also featured is an eight-inch display screen that allows access to the car’s satellite navigation system. This offers voice control, 3D mapping and real-time traffic information. Bluetooth connectivity is included too, enabling audio streaming and safe, hands-free telephone communication.
This red-hot hatch is as safe as it is fast, having been awarded a maximum five-star crash-test rating by Euro NCAP. Among its range of protective features is AMG-calibrated Electronic Stability Programme, which adapts to a variety of road surfaces and conditions, and features Acceleration Skid Control (ASR). ASR significantly reduces wheel spin, thus minimising the chance of tail-skidding. The car’s natty red front and rear brake calipers not only catch the eye – when engaged, they react to provide swift, efficient braking.
The desirable Mercedes-AMG A 45 4Matic is available now. Would you like to put the car through its paces and discover its true potential? If so, please get in touch with us at your earliest convenience to book your test drive.
Take a closer look by using our interior and exterior tours