If you are looking for a cheap, front-wheel-drive hot hatchback, then this isn’t the one for you. It is a Mercedes Benz A Class, and it’s got a masterfully crafted AMG engine under that custom hood. Welcome to the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG .
This one has been wrapped in yellow gloss and a RevoZport kit, which includes the aero vanes on the front bumper, splitter, a rear spoiler, rear diffuser, and much more. The yellow color does drum up thoughts of the SLS AMG Black Series supercar, which Shmee150 rightly points out. It actually does go well with the A45, especially with the contrasting black theme.
The hood is one-piece, carbon-fiber unit and so are the wing mirrors. The roof of this A45 has also been blacked-out, as are the windows. Even the grille with the three-pointed star standing proud has been neatly incorporated into the theme. The wheels, which are in matte black, are from Brabus and the calipers are coated in solid red.
Then we come to the interior. The A45 AMG has one of the finest interiors in its segment. The influence of the SLS AMG supercar can be found here, as well. There is leather, Alcantara and red stitching. The dials are lined with brushed steel and so are the triple air-con vents. Altogether, a superb job, we must say.
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Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG with RevoZport kit In Detail
The front lip spoiler and wings on the front apron are simply stunning, plus they help add downforce and direct airflow where it is needed most.
Around back is a blacked-out diffuser and a gurgling exhaust system.
A set of blacked-out Brabus rims with low-pro tires help keep the A45 AMG glued to the road, but sure don’t help any with the ride.
A large rear wing and blacked-out windows round out the exterior package.
Inside, red accents on black contrast the yellow wrap quite nicely.
Video: A45 AMG With RevoZport Kit Launch
Video: A45 AMG With RevoZport Kit On-Board
Mercedes-Benz saw the opportunity for a turbocharged, fire-breathing AMG hatchback and without wasting any time, it delivered to us the Mercedes A45 AMG .
It may be the smallest car in Benz’s lineup, but it is by no means a slouch. The 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine from AMG develops 360 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque. Seldom does it shred its tires to bits because this car has 4MATIC all-wheel drive to maximize traction.
Its direct rival, the BMW M135i , on the other hand comes with a rear-wheel-drive layout. In the middle is a seven-speed double-clutch gearbox with paddles behind the wheel for manual select. Yes, its an AMG and yes, the ride is a bit too firm for the road. But, lets not get caught up in consumer advice, shall we? It is a five-door, AMG hatchback and it does 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. That’s fine by us...