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Mercedes-Benz drives in ‘Most Powerful Luxury Hatch’ in India - the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+


Arjun Maini, Mercedes AMG Driver in DTM (left) and Martin Schwenk, MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India (right), launched the ‘Most Powerful Luxury Hatch’ in India, Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+.

Pune: India’s largest luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz today strengthened its AMG

portfolio with the addition of the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+, ‘World's most powerful

turbocharged four-cylinder engine series production car’, which also is India’s fastest hatchback

ever. The Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ embodies the AMG brand motto of ‘Driving

Performance’ and sets new standards for design innovation and top-class performance raising

the vehicle dynamics and the sporty driving experience to a level previously unimaginable in

the New Generation Cars.


Tuned for out-and-out performance, the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+’s reinforced body shell,

powerful engine, range of driving modes from ‘drift’ to ‘race’ and reworked suspension

combined with its distinctive sporty looks makes the driving experience unmatched in the

luxury performance segment. The much-awaited new Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC+ was

launched by Martin Schwenk, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India. The

fastest hatchback of India will be available at all Mercedes-Benz dealerships across the country

and at Mercedes-Benz India’s online store.


Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “We are

strengthening our A-Class portfolio with the launch of the new Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+

which is the fastest hatchback in the country. With the launch of the most powerful and most

dynamic new generation sports car in our portfolio, we are strongly reinforcing the importance

of this segment in our overall growth strategy. India’s fastest hatchback is a thoroughbred

performance machine eagerly awaited by our AMG customers and performance purists. The

introduction of the A 45 S 4MATIC+ underscores our commitment towards introducing the most

desirable products from our global portfolio for our discerning customers in India.”


Key product features of Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+:

Reinforced body shell: Developers at AMG extensively reinforced the body shell, as it

provides the basis for the precise self-steering characteristics, as well as track and camber

stability, especially when driving at high speed


0-100 kmph in 3.9 seconds: The four-cylinder turbocharged motor ensures extremely agile

performance, sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in only 3.9 seconds. The top speed is

electronically limited to 270 km/h. Apart from its performance figures, the new engine

impresses with its immediate response


New engine design features: The new engine excels with numerous intelligent design

features. This means the turbocharger and the exhaust manifold are now positioned at the

rear, on the side of the firewall when viewed from behind. The intake system is therefore

positioned at the front. This configuration allows for the flattest possible and most

aerodynamically advantageous front section design as well as vastly-improved air ducting


Higher torque at low engine speed: The new twinscroll turbocharger combines optimum

responsiveness at low engine speeds with a high power in the upper RPM range. The result

is higher torque at lower engine speeds, and extremely good responsiveness


Use of NANOSLIDE Tech: To reduce friction between the pistons and cylinders, the linings

are coated using patented NANOSLIDE technology. This gives the linings a mirror-like

surface for minimal friction, making them twice as hard as conventional grey cast-iron

liners and therefore much more durable


One-man one engine: The new engine is entirely assembled by hand. To this end, a newly

designed production line was constructed in the AMG engine factory in Affalterbach.

Mercedes-AMG has raised the "One Man, One Engine" principle at the factory and taken

Industry 4.0 processes to an innovative level, reflecting the latest findings in ergonomics,

material flows, quality assurance, sustainability and efficiency. On the road to

implementing Industry 4.0, AMG's hand assembly operation likewise follows the vision of

"smart production"


AMG TORQUE CONTROL: The extremely dynamic driving experience in a completely new

dimension is greatly assisted by the fully variable all-wheel drive included as standard. The

secret is AMG TORQUE CONTROL in the new rear axle differential: this has two

electronically controlled multidisc clutches, each of which is connected to a rear axle drive

shaft. In this way, the drive power can not only be completely variably distributed between

the front and rear wheels, but also selectively between the left and right rear wheel


AMG DRIFT MODE: The A 45 comes with Drift mode, which makes "power sliding"

possible for even more driving pleasure


AMG SUSPENSION: The new AMG suspension with specific spring elements and the new,

frequency-selective shock absorbers provides the basis for high directional stability and

highly dynamic cornering characteristics with low body roll


6 AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving Modes: These driving modes, "Slippery", "Comfort",

"Sport", "Sport +", "Individual" and "RACE" allow a wide spread of vehicle characteristics,

from comfortable to dynamic


Innovative RACE START: The inclusion of RACE START enables optimal vehicle

acceleration from a standstill


AMG PERFORMANCE PACAKAGE: Race Track performance with AMG Performance

Package with top speed up to 270 kilometers


The AMG Track Pace: This is the personal racing engineer, function integrated into the

MBUX multimedia system, to specifically analyse and improve driving ability.


Exterior design:


The new Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC+ is even more distinctive than its predecessors. For the

first time, the compact class now also features the AMG-specific radiator grille, a clear indicator

of AMG Performance family membership. The aerodynamic bonnet, with powerdomes, multibeam


LED headlights create the impression of a striking and powerful car. The wider front

wings, flared wheel arches and AMG alloy wheels also accentuate the imposing presence. These

create space for the wider front axle, and underline the athletic appearance. Two round twin

tailpipes (90 mm diameter) and the wide rear apron characterize the rear view.

Interior features:


With its sporty appointments, the high-quality interior creates a close, personal connection

between man and machine. The driver and front passenger are seated in an active position on

contoured AMG sport seats with firm lateral support. The standard upholstery as a combination

of black ARTICO man-made leather and DINAMICA microfibre is timeless, and creates typical

AMG highlights with double topstitching in red. The red echoes the colour scheme designo seat

belts and the dashboard support trim in black DINAMICA microfibre with a red border. The

available paint options include Sun Yellow, Polar White, Mountain Grey, Designo Patagonia Red,

Designo Mountain Grey Magno and Cosmos Black.


Driving Experience:

Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ offers an unrivalled driving experience, bringing together key

elements of technology, functionality and safety. For sporty driving fun and a superior driving

experience, the head-up display transforms the windscreen into an exciting widespread digital

cockpit. Finally, to up the ante on entertainment, Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ comes fitted

with high end, Burmester sound system boasting of 12 speakers and 590 W Output.


Safety Features:

From a safety perspective, inclusion of features such as Blind Spot Assist helps monitor areas

alongside and behind the car to warn the driver before changing lanes and Active Lane Keeping

Assist helps driver maneuver vehicle back in the lane. The AMG performance braking systems

are built to minimize fade (the result of intense heat), and provide brisk, stable deceleration.


Customization options:

To offer complete individuality to the customers, AMG Exterior Silver Chrome package

enhances the exclusive characteristic of the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ with options to

customize front splitter inserts, AMG performance seats, head-up display among others.