Big Motoring Worlds Car of the Week: Mercedes-Benz A-Class A45 AMG
In the hotly contested market that is the hot hatch, there are many capable machines to choose from. Whether it’s German prestige or Japanese technology, whatever your requirement from a hot hatchback you are quite literally spoilt for choice.
However, one manufacturer that wants to take the top spot on the hot hatch leaderboard is Mercedes-Benz and their A45 AMG model is their claim to that crown.
Based on the highly popular and critically acclaimed A-Class the A45 AMG takes all the poise and day to day capabilities of its standard counterpart and turns the dial up a notch from both a performance and handling perspective and the example we have for sale ticks all the boxes.
Let’s first take a look at the visuals. This A45 AMG has an aggressive and sporting edge thanks to the heavily profiled front and rear aprons. Additional sporty trim pieces flank the side skirts and front apron by the front wheels. It looks very much the performance car it’s meant to be and this look is further enhanced thanks to its black multispoke alloy wheels which compliment the cirrus white gloss paintwork beautifully. Finishing the sporting credentials is that rear spoiler which is comes finished in black to add further contrast.
From an interior perspective, the sporting story continues. Full black leather adorns the cabin which also benefits from contrasting coloured red stitching to add further sporting appeal. Tasteful use of carbon fibre look and silver coloured trim also add a contemporary edge.
So, we know this A45 AMG looks fantastic, but don’t go thinking it is all style over substance. This A45 AMG comes equipped with the likes of the AMG Performance Exhaust, Sat Nav, Full Leather, Harman Kardon, Heated Seats, Privacy Glass, Bluetooth, AMG Night Pack, Cruise Control, Climate Control, Sports Seats, AMG body styling, AMG Aerodynamic Pack, iPod Connectivity, USB Interface and Aux Input. In all, it comes configured with extra features worth £4,575.
Under the bonnet is a capable 2.0-litre petrol engine and an automatic transmission. Power comes in at 360 bhp and makes it a worthy contender for the hot hatch crown. Available now at Big Motoring World, this used Mercedes-Benz A-Class has covered just 30,460 miles from new.
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