2021 Mercedes AMG A 45 S: The Hottest Hatch in Town

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If you are looking for outstanding performance, ultimate driving dynamics and an expressive design then your search for the perfect car ends with the Mercedes AMG A 45 S.

It’s completely newly developed 2.0 liter engine is the world’s most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is manufactured for series production. Read that again, world’s most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine. To make things more interesting, this beautiful engine was hand assembled in the same build room as the V12 Maybach.

Mercedes AMG A45 S

While I knew this was the fastest hot hatch, I was not expecting it to deliver as much as it did. Millisecond gear shifts that could set a world record on a new AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT-8G Dual-clutch transmission with eight gears make the driving experience out of this world.

It gets from 0-100 km in 3.9 seconds and amazingly enough, you still have insane torque at 120+ km/hour which means that you’ll still keep on accelerating when you press on the gas. The top speed is set at 270 km per hour and we strongly advise you not to go anywhere near these dangerous numbers.

The 4WD that’s built in the car gives you near perfect control in corners making you want to go for a winding mountain ride. The active, fully-variable all-wheel drive distributes the power to the rear axle wheel-selectively by the AMG TORQUE CONTROL  for top traction and the spectacular Drift mode. This is made possible by a new rear axle differential featuring two multi-disc clutches – one for each rear wheel.

The outtake on it? This beast of a hatch clearly wants you to take as many sharp corners as possible and ride beyond 4,000rpm, but hey, I’m not telling you to go crazy, I’m just telling you what the car is built for!

Mercedes AMG A 45 S Specs:

Engine: 2.0 Liter In-line 4 Cylinder Turbocharged
Horsepower: 415 BHP
Torque: 500 Nm
Drive System: All Wheel Drive
Transmission: 8 Speed Sport Direct Shift

Mercedes AMG A 45 S Interior:

As soon as you sit inside inside the cabin, you immediately feel you are in a premium sports car. The upholstery is in two-tone leather in titanium grey pearl/black with yellow contrasting topstitching.

Mercedes AMG A45 S

AMG thought of everything, from the subtle roar of the engine igniting, the non-slip medium weighted steering wheel, to the firm bucket seats and overall modern and sporty interior design. Mercedes also contributed with a non-essential but nice to have wide sunroof.

The infotainment system is a bit tricky and takes some time to figure out since you can basically personalize anything you want in this car.

I did however very quickly find the most interesting feature about this car: it’s driving modes (6 of them!).

Mercedes AMG A 45 S Price in UAE:

The Mercedes AMG A 45 starts from AED 249,900 but the A45 S (4-matic) we tested is priced at AED 325,000.

Mercedes AMG A 45 S Ratings
  • Performance - 9.5/10
    9.5/10
  • Driving Pleasure - 9.7/10
    9.7/10
  • Looks and Style - 9.5/10
    9.5/10
  • Fuel Economy - 7.7/10
    7.7/10
  • Value for Money - 7.5/10
    7.5/10
8.6/10

Summary

The best super-sports hot hatch that money can buy in modern times. If you are a motorsports fan, this car is a must-have. Just try it once!

Pros

  • Super Fast
  • Race Car Handling
  • Luxurious Interior
  • Advanced Infotainment

Cons

  • Some might find it Expensive
Juan Manuel
the authorJuan Manuel
Track racing, competing, it's in my blood. It's part of me, it's part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else.