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Merc's baby AMG ready to order

2013-04-10 11:24

AFFALTERBACH, Germany – The Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, launched just a month earlier at the Geneva auto show,  is ready to order in Germany ahead of its launch in June 2013.

Giving new meaning to the 'high-performance compact class', the A 45 AMG pushes out 265kW/450Nm but claims to use only 6.9 litres/100 km, making it compatible with EU6exhaust  emissions requirements.

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The AMG 4matic all-wheel drive system is fitted as standard and that helps the car to a 4.6sec 0-100km/h sprint.

HEADING TO SA

The A-class as a brand will be launched in South Africa over April 10-12 2013; the A 45 AMG will join the line-up late October or early November 2013.

And of course, as if the A 45 won’t be pimped out enough, there are several option packages. Among them will be a 'night package' with privacy glass, black trim strips, black tailpipe trim, chromed radiator fins and black mirrors; an AMG exterior carbon-fibre pack and an AMG aerodynamics package. There’s also something called the exclusive package with heatable black front sports with red stitching, with the same treatment on the cabin facia and door centre panels.

For those who really want to stand out, there’s the exclusive "Edition 1" model which has a number of niceties both inside and out.

The body paint comes in white with AMG sports stripes in matt grey on the bonnet, roof and sides. The radiator grille, exterior mirrors and rear aerofoil each have red detailing to complement the red brake callipers and the matt black AMG multi-spoked alloy rims.

OPTIONS? STANDARD!

The AMG night and aerodynamics packages are included on the "Edition 1" to enhance the car’s motorsport-inspired personality. Other features include the E-Select lever with an embossed AMG badge and "Edition 1" logo on the engine.

The Mercedes A 45 AMG will sell from the equivalent of R583 000 in Germany, the "Edition 1" about R668 000. These prices are only a guide: SA prices with local taxes will be announced at launch.

Comments
  • Stig De - 2013-04-10 11:54

    The Mercedes A 45 AMG will sell from the equivalent of R583 000 in Germany, the "Edition 1" about R668 000 thats all lot of dough for a Golf challenger, i can buy a better car with that money.

      Erik Poncho's Van Wyk - 2013-04-10 12:08

      More like M135i challenger I think!

      Shelvine Berzerk Erasmus - 2013-04-10 14:48

      Golf wishes.

      Slowboat - 2013-04-11 09:56

      So assume a price northwards of R600k for the "normal" AMG...

      Dexter Tangocci - 2013-04-11 17:50

      This will destroy even the Golf R. More like 1M or new Audi S3 challenger.

  • jango.za - 2013-04-10 12:09

    Golf challenger. You do stand-up comedy - right? I am not a Merc fan specifically, but this thing slaughters a dismal Golf GTi.

  • Shelvine Berzerk Erasmus - 2013-04-10 14:44

    the most powerfull 4 pot on the planet.

  • riotousr - 2013-04-10 15:13

    I am not a state-sctioned Merc fan but I will be taking donations as soon as the car is in town. I am a hatchback addict. 265Kw.

  • James Ramokolo - 2013-04-10 20:57

    U can't compare gti wit this monster, they're worlds apart, all hail the new king of hot hatches, can't wait for merc

  • Kasavan Aboo - 2013-04-10 22:54

    Seems to be a great design and with that engine wow the price unfortunately is just ridiculous

  • Rudzani Mulaudzi Mulaudzi - 2013-04-11 09:02

    Too much expensive for me.

  • Slowboat - 2013-04-11 09:04

    ..."with heatable black front sports with red stitching"... seats, steering wheel, tyres, headlamps? Eish...

  • Andy Rankin - 2013-04-11 18:56

    Looks like a giant turd.

  • Matimu T Khoza - 2013-04-12 11:28

    Ok, so the GTI, R, ST and Megane RS can all go play in the pond with the fish. BMW 1M. Audi RS3 Can step to the podium to claim bronze and silver. This car is ridiculously amazing!

  • Kamohelo Maduna - 2013-04-13 13:42

    Ah come on. the Golf R would hold its own against the Astra OPC. This price however is insulting. When boys be men..?

  • Ceba Mlandu - 2013-04-21 10:05

    I don't get these people who compare this to a GTI. Audi RS3, 135M, WRX STI, these are the other competitors. GTI...mxim.

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