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Old 24th May 2023, 17:15   #1
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Mercedes-AMG A45 S hot-hatch launched at Rs 92.50 lakh

Mercedes-Benz has launched the latest AMG A45 S in India. While it may look like a small 4-door hatchback, it costs Rs 92.50 lakh (ex-showroom). That's because it's more than just an ordinary A-Class.

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The Mercedes-AMG A45 S is powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine that generates 415 BHP and 500 Nm. The engine is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic and Mercedes' 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system. As a result, the A45 is said to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds.

The 2023 A45 S is based on the updated version of the A-Class. It comes with redesigned front fascia featuring new headlamps and grille, reprofiled taillights, AMG-specific wheels and a roof spoiler.

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Inside, the car comes with dual 10.25-inch screens; one for the digital instrument cluster and the other for the touchscreen infotainment system, which now runs on the latest MBUX system. It also gets a new 3-spoke steering wheel with touch controls, updated Mercedes Me voice assistant, and keyless go among others.

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Re: Mercedes-AMG A45 S hot-hatch launched at Rs 92.50 lakh

This is a very impressive car! As far as I know, The 2.0L inline-4 is the most powerful 4 cylinder engine making 415HP, even more power than the 2.0L straight-4 in the Porsche 718 which make 365HP. The only other engine I know of with small size high power is the Koenigsegg Gamera 3-pot making 600HP.
But since this is a CBU anyway, wouldn't the CLA45 make more sense which has the same engine? The pricing is steep, even for a very fast hatchback. The last version was launched at 79.5 Lakh.
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Re: Mercedes-AMG A45 S hot-hatch launched at Rs 92.50 lakh

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The Mercedes-AMG A45 S is powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine that generates 415 BHP and 500 Nm.
Maybe it doesn't actually produce 421 HP.

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Guys, Does it make sense to buy a brand new A35 AMG in Europe now? I wanted to know if the current generation, which released in 2018 is going to be stopped or replaced soon.
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Nobody wants a 4 cylinder AMG. As far as performance goes, Seal Performance is just as powerful and equally quick at half the on road price. There is no business of talking about ‘character’ in the absence of the V8. That’s the plain truth.

Yes, the engine is an engineering marvel. But a 2 liter inline 4 just doesn’t sit right.

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Nobody wants a 4 cylinder AMG. As far as performance goes, Seal Performance is just as powerful and equally quick at half the on road price. There is no business of talking about ‘character’ in the absence of the V8. That’s the plain truth.

Yes, the engine is an engineering marvel. But a 2 liter inline 4 just doesn’t sit right.
I was in the same boat like you, but then I actually drove the car. It's unfortunate that most people make up their mind from reading specifications of cars and also form strong opinions. I've recently met two young chaps who were lucky enough to buy the latest generation M2 but were more concerned about the on-paper performance and how to get more horsepower out of the car.

Now coming back to Seal vs A45S. The seal is a 1 trick pony and as soon as you have to press the brake pedal after accelerating you'll realise that. The A45S on the other hand has a mind-blowing chassis with mechanical grip that hugs corners and digs into them the faster you go, the 8 speed slick shifting gearbox that is playful and fun. The amazing 4 Matic+ system that is uncanny and gives you immense confidence while pushing the car hard and also makes you a drift god!

A car is more than the specifications you read, I would suggest you experience both the BYD Seal and A45S and then hopefully you will never compare them both.
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