Car of cham­pi­ons


Virtuozity - - Auto News -

To mark the team’s con­struc­tor cham­pi­onship in last year’s For­mula One sea­son, Mercedes-amg has cre­ated a spe­cial model of its A45 4Matic hot-hatch, dubbed the Mercedes AMG Petronas 2015 World Cham­pion Edi­tion. Ac­cord­ing to the brand, the new car blends the ex­pres­sive For­mula 1 look of the vic­to­ri­ous Sil­ver Ar­rows with ex­ten­sive go-faster equip­ment.

“With the World Cham­pion Edi­tion we would like to share with our cus­tomers our delight and pride in the strong per­for­mance of the Mercedes AMG Petronas For­mula One Team,” said Tobias Mo­ers, CEO of Mercedes-amg. “This is a way for ev­ery fan to share the suc­cess of Lewis Hamil­ton and Nico Ros­berg”

The strik­ing ex­ter­nal char­ac­ter­is­tic of the new A 45 is the hall­mark foil­ing with petrol green and black high­lights in the de­sign of the win­ning F1 W06 Hybrid su­per model. Then there is the stream­lin­ing pack­age. At the front it in­cludes a larger split­ter and spe­cial flics and there is the roof spoiler at the tail end, also in­spired by mo­tor­sport’s cham­pion’s league. Avail­able for se­lec­tion as paint­work for the edi­tion are moun­tain grey metal­lic, de­signo moun­tain grey magno and po­lar sil­ver metal­lic. To match there are 19-inch cross-spoke wheels painted in ti­ta­nium grey and ac­cen­tu­ated with a petrol green rim flange.

The in­te­rior also ra­di­ates a rac­ing at­mos­phere. The main dis­tin­guish­ing fea­ture is a badge on the lid of the stowage com­part­ment with the of­fi­cial let­ter­ing of the For­mula One Team. The elec­tron­i­cally ad­justable Per­for­mance sports seats in leather/ DINAMICA mi­crofi­bre of­fer increased lat­eral sup­port in fast bends.

With a max­i­mum out­put of 381 hp, the A 45 is the most pow­er­ful com­pact hatch­back in the world. Thanks to the stan­dard-fit AMG Per­for­mance all-wheel drive and the front axle dif­fer­en­tial lock, the spe­cial edi­tion brings power to the road slip-free.

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