New Mercedes A45 AMG available to order now
Prices start from £37.845
If you have been waiting for the new Mercedes A45 AMG then the time has come as order books are now open with first deliveries in August. It is the first compact AMG and the first all wheel drive to arrive in the UK and it is also the first AMG with fewer than six cylinders and the first production car to achieve 181 hp per litre, it seems it is 'first'; at everything! Prices for the new A45 AMG start from £37,845.
There have been extensive changes over the standard A-Class including new 4MATIC all wheel drive system. The car is powered by an advanced, hand built four-cylinder turbocharged engine, it is capable of 0-62mph in just 4.6 seconds. Co2 emissions are approximately 161g/km and it returns 40.9 mpg on the combined cycle.
New exterior and interior changes
The exterior of the A45 AMG has an imposing and stylish look, a new front bumper with extensions to the airdams to feed the intercooler is joined by a new AMG grille, a deep front splitter and, at the side of the car, gloss black sill extensions. A new braking system springs and dampers are behind twin five-spoke 18-inch wheel and at the rear a new bumper sits above a bespoke exhaust system. There are eight different colours to choose from and three wheel designs in either 18- or 19-inch diameter. Inside the changes continue with AMG Performance seats fitted as standard, with red stitching in red nappa leather. A sports steering wheel in nappa leather with red stitching, red seats belts and the AMG badge on the seats add to the exclusive AMG feel along with carbon weave, textured trim. The AMG Drive Unit, allowing the selection of the gears from the centre console, is joined by metal paddle shifters located behind the steering wheel and there is a unique AMG electronic display located between the instrument dials, DAB and Audio 20 with iPod and Bluetooth connectivity are also fitted as standard.
As always Mercedes offer individualisation options include the AMG Aerodynamics package priced at £1,530 which includes a large front splitter with additional flics as well as an AMG rear aerofoil for extra down force.There is also the AMG Performance Exhaust priced at £510 providing four fabulous chrome tailpipes to provide a more purposeful and noticeable engine note.