Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Set To Debut in Geneva

The 2013 Geneva Motor Show is slated for March 7th-17th and Mercedes-Benz appears to be ready! The brand will be launching their new Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, and is it ever a stunner! This debut comes a year after the new Mercedes A-class emerged, and we have great expectations for the A45 AMG! Could it join our fleet of Mercedes-Benz rentals one day? That remains to be decided.

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

The price is yet to be revealed, but expect it to be competitive with both Audi and BMW.

The new AMG will compete head-to-head with the BMW M135i and Audi RS3 Sportsback. It seems Europe is enduring a serious hot-hatch explosion…which is a bit interesting. Think back to the Ferrari FF invasion in Maranello. Since that time, many more luxury hatchbacks are popping out on their family-friendly wheels.

Mercedes-Benz AMG fleet

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz AMG fleet

Engineers from Mercedes claim that the A45 AMG hits the 0-62 in 5.1 seconds with a top speed limited to 155 miles per hour. It is a luxury family car, but certainly no track car. There may be a performance package available that can take the speed up to 168…but you are never going to look awesome in front of your friends racing a hatch, so why bother. Just rent a supercar from your friends at Imagine Lifestyles when the urge to compete and show of strikes. We have your back.

Mercedes-Benz AMG

All good–but what is under the hood? Glad you asked:
This is the AMG badge’s first hatch, so they needed it to be a bit badass to save face. In that interest, AMG engine boss Fritz Eichler developed a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder direct injection petrol engine. The shocker is that they claim 40 mpgs for this model.

Mercedes-Benz AMG

Power reaches all four wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. The special gearbox was developed in-house at the Stuttgart headquarters. The latest prototype photos depict 18-inch multi-spoke wheels and twin trapezoidal chrome tail pipes. It will be fantastic to see the final product at the show this March! Stay tuned.

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