Mercedes-Benz hot hatchback, the A45 AMG, in its next generation is likely to get a 400bhp output. This will be a 25bhp boost over the current car’s 375bhp. This boost is expected to come courtesy of a reworked engine as well as some performance upgrades.
The engine tweaks are expected to give it a 0-100kmph time of just four seconds which is pretty much supercar territory! This car will continue to make use of the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-pot motor but now with revised injectors and a new turbocharger. It will get the German automaker’s new nine-speed AT as well as longer body. The latter is so that it can make use of a higher percentage of aluminium but retain the same numbers as the current model.
While all these changes will make the A45 AMG a mini typhoon on wheels it is expected to hike the price significantly of what is considered one of the most expensive hatchbacks on sale today.