The Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG is the definition of a car whose looks don’t do justice to its performance capabilities. On the surface, the hatch looks nothing out of the ordinary, a predicament it finds itself in because it belongs to Merc’s entry-level A-Class segment.
But pop open the hood and that’s where all the magic happens. This bad-boy is AMG -certified insane, and even then, there’s still something about a hatch that already packs 360 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque that makes us think it has room for more ponies. That’s where mcchip-dkr comes into the picture.
The German tuner has a shiner on its hands for the A45 AMG, featuring comprehensive upgrade kits for the sports hatch’s 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine. The most basic one, if you can even call it that, involves optimizing the car’s software unit, increasing the output to an impressive 400 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy enough, you can jump straight to the stage 2 kit, which, in addition to the software mods, also comes with new sports catalysts, resulting in another 20-pony increase to 420 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque.
You’d think that mcchip-dkr would be happy with that, right?
Not quite, because there’s also a stage 3 kit that includes turbocharger upgrades, software improvements, and those new sports catalysts. With all that equipment in tow, the A45 AMG will be blasting off to the tune of 450 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque, insane numbers that could potentially net the sports hatch a 0-to-60 mph time of less than four seconds to go with a top speed of around 170 mph.
Click past the jump to read more about the mcchip-dkr’s program for the Mercedes A45 AMG
Gallery Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
Non-engine upgrades for the 2014 Mercedes A45 AMG from mcchip-dkr
You didn’t think that mcchip-dkr would limit its program for the A45 AMG with just engine modifications, right?
It’s one thing that add all those ponies, it’s another to ensure that the car is capable of handling the extra power. That’s why mcchip-dkr also gave the sports hatch new KW coilovers and a new set of 19-inch mbDesign KV1 wheels wrapped in Dunlop Sport Maxx Race tires. There also appears to be a gloss-red paint finish to the car with the tuner’s livery prominently display on the doors, but we doubt that the company will keep it for its potential customers.
Mercedes-Benz wanted to give its customers a turbocharged AMG hatchback that can lay the smack down on its segment. Enter the Mercedes A45 AMG .
It may be the smallest car in Benz’s lineup, but like we said, it’s looks doesn’t do justice to its capabilities. 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.
It’s an AMG, and as such, ride-ability comes and goes a little bit. But we’re not too worried about, especially if the A45 AMG goes through mcchip-dkr’s ringer.
Gallery Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
The top model of the very successfully revolutionized in 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-class is named A45 AMG. On the one hand, these vehicles are destined to teach the corresponding rival vehicles of VW, Audi or BMW the meaning of fear and, on the other hand, to bring some brisk wind into the competition in fields of the new car business. Even this new flagship of the Untertuerkheim compact class has become object of interest for the Mechernich mcchip-dkr company, to give it more of headwater by plenty of power.
The equipped with 2 liters engine with twin scroll turbo Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG offers already by its nature excellent driving characteristics on sport car level. The professional team around Danny KUBASIK has actually power range 1 in its program, increasing the serial power from 360 HP / 450 Nm „only“ by means of software optimization up to 400 HP / 535 Nm. There are planned power range 2, bringing 420 HP / 535 Nm with software optimization plus sports cats, and power range 3, offering 450 HP and 550 Nm at free disposal by additional turbocharger upgrade. The two power ranges 2 and 3 will be available most likely from February 2014.
The chassis of the A45 AMG with understatement trend – nearly a wolf in sheep’s clothing – has been modified by mcchip-dkr with KW Clubsport coilovers. Concerning the wheel-tire-combination, the choice has been made in favor of a set of mbDesign, Gelnhausen, Germany, KV1 (concave version 1) in 8,5x19 in. with Sport Maxx Race Dunlop tires in 235/35ZR19. Because this spectacular steam hammer has been shown on the mbDesign stand of the Essen Motor Show, the A45 AMG has been equipped for demonstration purposes by rims type mb1 in 7,5x19 in. and Dunlop Sport Maxx in 225/35R19 on the driver’s side.