Vaeth continues to prove how much it loves working on Mercedes models. The German tuner has time and again created some of the best programs on the market. It’s easy to see why a lot of Merc customers who can’t afford to send their babies to Brabus opt for Vaeth instead. So here’s some good news for owners of the Mercedes A45 AMG; Vaeth has built a program for the hot hatch, and it’s incredible.

One of the things we like about Vaeth is how it can create an impressive program without going too far with its kit. Some tuners are able to go that route but those programs are more about keeping with their personalities. Vaeth doesn’t do that because it sticks to function and purpose more than anything else.

The A45 AMG program is still comprehensive. It comes with aerodynamic updates, interior improvements, a new sports chassis, a new set of wheels, and of course, an engine upgrade.

But even with all those enhancements, the overall result doesn’t take away the A45 AMG’s hot hatch identity. That’s the mark of an aftermarket company that knows what it’s doing and doesn’t shy away from it just because others prefer style over substance.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes A45 AMG By Vaeth.

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Mercedes A45 AMG By Vaeth in detail

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That being said, Vaeth did install a more aggressive front bumper to give the A45 AMG an edgier look.

Enjoy the look of the Mercedes A45 AMG because Vaeth didn’t really do anything to make it stand out. Again, that’s not a bad thing because sometimes it’s more about what’s under that hood than what the car looks like.

That being said, Vaeth did install a more aggressive front bumper to give the A45 AMG an edgier look. Notice how the intakes pop out compared to the standard components? Move to the back and you’ll find a bigger rear spoiler and a stainless-steel valve, axle-back exhaust that serves aesthetic and performance purposes.

Wheels are always an unheralded part of any aftermarket program, but Vaeth successfully fitted the A45 AMG with its own three-part forged wheels.

In case the 20s don't suit you, Vaeth is also offering 19-inch one-piece rims.

These 20-inch, multi-spoke wheels look really bad-ass when fitted with 225/30R20 tires. The titan-colored star design of the wheels stands out too, especially when you’re close up. In case the 20s don’t suit you, Vaeth is also offering 19-inch, one-piece rims.

Finally, this AMG A45 was the recipient of an incredible engine upgrade that was achieved using a combination of engine augmentation and optimized engine electronics. The result is a 2.0-liter inline-four that produces 425 horsepower and 387 pound-feet of torque. That’s a dramatic increase from the Merc’s standard 360-horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque.

With 425 ponies brimming under its hood, the Vaeth-tuned A45 AMG can now blast to a top speed of 174 mph, almost 20 mph faster than the stock model. Though Vaeth didn’t reveal its 0-to-60 time, we estimate that this modded hatch can hit highway speeds in just about 4.2 seconds — 0.3 seconds faster than the stock model.

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Press Release

As well known, the main field of activities of the worldwide working VAETH automotive engineering company, in Hoesbach, Germany, consists in a carefully thought out comprehensive approach for vehicles coming first of all from the Mercedes-Benz company. Besides the engine tuning, there are available also smartly styled aerodynamic kits, high quality Light metal wheels, different sports chassis and exclusive interior equipments. As well, VAETH offers sports exhaust systems in the most various variants and matched to the particular car performance braking systems.

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This way, VAETH automotive engineering presents tuning opportunities for Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, the revolutionized new edition of the smallest member of the Mercedes family in a beefed up version.
At first should be mentioned the engine electronics optimization up to V 45 S by individual fine tuning including v-max augmentation up to 280 kmph in original engine control with the following result: Out of the 1.991 ccm engine capacity now come 425 HP (= 312 kW) instead of the serial 360 HP and 515 Nm of max. torque. Additional, there is offered a down pipe installation named 45 EVO with 200 cells VA-stainless steel made trimetal cat, which is good already for some percents more of power.

In addition, there is a technically sophisticated valve axle back exhaust, adjustable, by the way, by button touch, likewise made of VA stainless steel with each one oval end pipe in 140 x 90 mm and crimped end pipe edges on the right and on the left.

In terms of driving dynamics, VAETH offers club sport coilovers for street and speedway with lowering opportunity of 20 to 65 mm, the shock absorbers of which are adjustable in hardness and height (hardness adjusting only in mounted state). Thus, optimal and secure handling without loss of comfort is guaranteed. All of this including MOT-approval, of course.

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Meanwhile the technical finesses are “visible” at most for the specialist, the exclusive three part forged VAETH steel rims with titan colored star are real eye catchers, because they come dimensioned in 8,5x20 in. with adequate tire set in 225/30R20 on the front and 9,5x20 in. with 265/25R20 on the rear axle. VÄTH mounted one-piece rims 8,5 x19 and 9,5 x19 inch with 235/35-19 tires or 255/30-19er on request.

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