New A-Class holds few surprises
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A tape-clad version of the new Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG hatchback has been spotted by our spy photographers near Daimler’s engineering headquarters in Germany.
If this car and earlier spy photos are on the money, the upcoming A-Class facelift will be a relatively minor affair, at least visually.
As with the current car, the A45 development vehicle rides on 19-inch alloy wheels shod with 235/35 rubber, in this case provided by Continental. Braking power is provided by cross-drilled brakes.
The A45 may get a power boost to better compete with the recently confirmed Golf R400. The R400 is expected to have between 294kW and 309kW of power. The current A45 wrings 265kW/450Nm from its 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
If the A45 follows the company’s recent naming convention, it will be rebranded as the Mercedes-AMG A45.