The Mercedes A45 AMG may be considered as the baby brother of AMG’s full lineup, but there’s nothing small about this model once you add Brabus into the mix. Thanks to the German tuner’s comprehensive aerodynamic and performance upgrades, this A45 AMG is ready to tussle with the big boys.
The program is typical of what you can expect from Brabus. Slap on some new aero components, dress up the interior, and drop a performance upgrade on the engine. It’s the three-step process to turning cars like the A45 AMG into veritable pocket rockets.
But the best part about this program — apart from having Brabus’ seal of approval — is the fact that on its own, the A45 AMG is already a pretty powerful Mercedes , capable of producing in excess of 360 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque. This insane power allows the A45 AMG to hit 60 mph in 4.6 seconds to go with a top speed of 155 mph.
But even with those impressive numbers, Brabus was still able to add more ponies to the engine, which in a lot of ways proves that when it comes to Mercedes models, nobody does aftermarket programs better than this tuner.
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Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG by Brabus in detail
Brabus’ recipe is always the same. Slap on a bevy of aerodynamic components like new bumpers, a new rear wing, and a new set of its two-tone, monoblock, alloy wheels, and that already turns the A45 AMG into a more aggressive-looking sports hatch that now carries the German tuner’s attitude.
From there, work on the interior, the suspension, and the braking system was also done. You can’t say Brabus isn’t doing its homework in jazzing up the A45 AMG, right?
But the real score of the program is the performance upgrade, and that’s where Brabus has no problem flexing its muscles. Using its own PowerXtra electronic kit, Brabus has turned the A45 AMG’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine into a real workhorse that produces 400 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to hit 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, two-tenths of a second faster than the standard A45 AMG.