If we told you that Mercedes-Benz is planning a 245kW all-wheel-drive version of its new A-Class hatch for late 2013, would you hold off on that hot-hatch purchase for another year?
New reports out of Europe this week suggest the new model will be known as the A 45 AMG; not the A 25 AMG, as previously reported.
Earlier claims of an engine producing more than 240kW have supposedly also been confirmed, with Britain's Autocar taking the 245kW figure from an unnamed AMG insider.
That power is expected to come from the same 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder driving the new 155kW A 250.
Earlier reports by the same magazine 'confirmed' more than 250kW, derived from a wrung-out 2.0 litre version of the E 250's 1.8 litre 150kW turbo engine.
According to Autocar, the RS 3 is exactly what AMG had in mind with the development of its new small hero.
"Our goal right from the start was to match the output of the larger turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine used by the RS 3," AMG development boss Tobias Moers is quoted by magazine.
Watch for more details on the new A-Class AMG car to filter out over the coming year.
- Related News & Reviews at TMR ▼
- A-Class news and reviews | Mercedes-Benz news and reviews
- AMG news and reviews
- Small Car news and reviews