2014 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Video, First Look: 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

Mercedes-Benz is showing off it’s A45 AMG at the Geneva Motor Show, and while we won’t get this vehicle in the US, we will get its powertrain in a more attractive package with the CLA 45 AMG.

The A45 uses 4Matic all-wheel drive, and manages to put out an impressive 360 hp from a tiny 2.0L turbocharged engine. This gets to the wheels through a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission which is built to cope with the tiny car’s 332 lb-ft of torque.

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All of these features are going to be in the soon-to-come CLA45 AMG, which will make its official debut at the New York Auto Show later this month. Until then all we have is the A45 AMG.

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Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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  • Ktasseff Ktasseff on Mar 12, 2013

    Nice car, but you've got to love the moment at 1:45 when the host is talking about an "eyes-only" showing that does not allow for video or still photography. See the guy in the background getting a shot on his smart phone?