Mercedes has gone to great lengths to improve their washed up hatchback model and although we are still waiting for the debut of the next generation A-Class, our spy photographers have already captured images of what looks to be its AMG version. This car is no SLK55 AMG, but certain AMG modifications have found their way to the compact A-Class to make it bigger and better.

These images give way to typical AMG enhancements that help the vehicle deal with the increase in power. The larger wheels and brakes stick out like a sore thumb, as do the bigger air intakes and bigger exhaust. Whether there will be a duo pipe or quad layout is still up in the air, but our spy photographers say this AMG model sounds much better than the normal A-Class prototypes they have seen.

So, why all of the added AMG accessories? The A-Class AMG, or A25 AMG as speculated by fellow journalists, is expected to get between 320 HP and 350 HP. This power will be sent to all four wheels by a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Engine specifications have yet to be revealed, but power may come from a turbocharged 2.0L BlueEFFICIENCY four cylinder engine.

The prototype caught testing was shaking it up with a Volkswagen Golf R so the competition is clearly stated. In addition to the V-Dub, the Mercedes A-Class AMG should do battle with the Audi RS3 and the BMW 1-series M Coupe.

UPDATE 09/01/2011: Check out our new rendering of the Mercedes A-Class AMG!

UPDATE 04/16/2012: The future 2013 Mercedes A25 AMG has been spotted again and this time in minimal camouflage just outside the AMG headquarters in Germany.

UPDATE 06/12/2012: The British magazine AutoCar is offering us new details on the upcoming AMG version for the new A-Class. The new A45 AMG, set to be unveiled in early 2013 will take on models like the Audi RS3 and BMW M135i. The model will be powered by a heavily tuned version of Mercedes-Benz’s turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit that will deliver about 330 HP and 295 lbs-ft of torque. This engine has been developed in cooperation with German car maker’s High Performance Engine offshoot based in Brixworth, England and will be the most powerful engine ever offered in a four-cylinder Mercedes production model.


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  (347) posted on 12.2.2011

Yeah! I will also wait for the facelift version of this AMG, and I really hope that it will be more a good-looking vehicle than on its appearance now, and I think it’s the time that they should as yet boost their engine on this car.

  (428) posted on 10.24.2011

I would surely wait for the makeover that Mercedes did on this one. smiley Anyway, I hope that they would upgrade the engine of it, so that it can be as powerful as the other cars of them.

  (532) posted on 10.6.2011

It looks so classy and sophisticated on its sleek body paint. I just wonder if what will the interior of this looks like and even the figure performance of this one.

  (570) posted on 09.28.2011

Its been one of the improved hatchback, I like the color scheme and the composition of next generation A-class. Definitely captivating car to have.

  (378) posted on 09.19.2011

A-Class AMG had a simple platform and styling but the appeal that it has is overwhelming, and I have to agree with them that the glossy paint of it gives the classy look on it.

  (224) posted on 09.16.2011

Yeah, they are right that the glossy paint of this makes it simply stunning on its simple platform and styling, but I wonder on the other specs of it.

  (231) posted on 09.13.2011

I love the shiny body color of this A-class AMG, seems so classy and sophisticated car. No one, can resist the beauty that it had and most especially its interior infotainment system. I would also love to have this one.

  (647) posted on 09.9.2011

haha. Just for the sake of ’X-factor’ they have added a larger accessories on the car? Well, I have to say that its great that the car offer a better fuel economy. It seems that the BlueEFFICIENCY really helps.

  (474) posted on 09.9.2011

We all know that larger specs for a vehicle means slower speed performance. However, I was shocked that the A-Class AMG is offering a better fuel economy. Well, I guess that’s what we get from compact car.

  (401) posted on 09.2.2011

The Mercedes is good in hiding details for their future production vehicle. I think they don’t have any plan in joining this car in the near opening of the Frankfurt Motor Show.

  (473) posted on 09.2.2011

I don’t know on what to expect on this car but I think its kind of an impressive. I can’t wait to see the remove camouflage of the AMG. However, it seems that its turbocharged engine produced a powerful output.

  (384) posted on 08.24.2011

I doubt if it is the next generation of Mercedes A-Class. The images captured by spy photographers are totally different from A-class. It seems that it is a different production. If it really is, we must be ready.

  (397) posted on 08.24.2011

The future production of the vehicle is kind of aggressive. Well, I hope to see a future production for this car!

  (383) posted on 08.24.2011

Wow, I’m glad to see a camouflage version of the A class. The figure performance of the vehicle is kind of powerful.

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