Seen in lightly-camouflaged guise late last year, the A 45 AMG has finally been revealed officially by Mercedes-Benz. As revealed by the cutaway, we can see a transverse-mounted four with a turbo. Elsewhere on the net, rumors say that this little jewel will displace 2 liters and have an output in the region of 360 hp. We can also see the all-wheel drive layout. A 7-speed dual-clutch transmission should be a reality, with Mercedes’ Race Start function as a feature.
Although the wheels don’t seem to be wide enough for a car that wears the AMG badge, the AWD drivetrain should take care of assuring very high levels of traction. The brake rotors fill the large wheels nicely, and that’s good for the peace of mind it will afford the enthusiastic driver when he puts his foot to the floor. There are also the gaping don’t mess with me inlets in the front of the car. From some angles, the car looks really nice and fresh, from other angles not so. The interior shots are glorious though. It remains to be seen whether this amazing pocket rocket will displace competitive offerings from BMW and Audi.