Next A45 will have ‘well over 300kW’

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO MOTORING -

MERCEDES-BENZ has re­vealed that the next-gen­er­a­tion Mercedes AMG A45 will make ‘well over 300kW’.

Those were the words of Mercedes AMG head Tobias Mo­ers to the me­dia at the Geneva Mo­tor Show which has just been wrapped up.

Other de­tails re­main scant at the mo­ment, but Mo­ers did also brag that: ‘It’s go­ing to be the next step in ev­ery per­spec­tive, in­clud­ing driv­ing dy­nam­ics’.

The A45 will re­port­edly achieve its heady out­put fig­ure with­out re­sort­ing to elec­tric as­sis­tance of any kind. In­stead, the boys in Af­fal­ter­bach have com­pletely re­designed the cur­rent 2.0-litre, four-cylin­der tur­bopetrol from the ground up, ac­cord­ing to Mo­ers.

‘What we are do­ing for the next gen­er­a­tion is we’re en­gi­neer­ing a brand new engine, a 2.0-litre engine that is every­thing new - noth­ing in com­mon with the ex­ist­ing engine,’ said Mo­ers.

It has also been widely re­ported that a more af­ford­able al­ter­na­tive to the A45 was in the works.

Late last year Mo­ers told the me­dia that an A35 AMG would join the range as a ‘lit­tle brother’ to the A45 and at a ‘low’ price point that would ne­ces­si­tate delet­ing some of the A45’s ‘cool stuff’.

It would ob­vi­ously be less pow­er­ful than its big­ger brother, likely com­pet­ing in the thick of the hot hatch mar­ket, ri­valling cars such as the VW Golf R and Honda Civic Type R.

Mercedes-Benz AMG boss, Tobias Mo­ers, says the next A45 will be a beast. Pic­tured here is the next gen­er­a­tion A-Class which will of course, be the base for the A45

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