2013 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
Mercedes-Benz already has a bunch of turbocharged engines in its range, but the upcoming A45 will feature the company’s most powerful 4-cylinder vehicle to date. By turbocharging a 2.0-liter engine, expect the A45 to have 330-hp, and 295 lb-ft. of torque. Pair that with a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, and a rear-biased all-wheel drive system, and the A45 turns into a serious competitor in the premium hot-hatch segment.
As easy as it is to get excited about the A45, it’s not coming to the US. The AMG wizards should, however, showcase this engine in the upcoming CLA, which is a compact four-door coupe that’s much more likely to come stateside.