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    • AWD Mercedes AMG A-Class to be called A45 AMG not A25 AMG - To feature 2.0 liter turbo 4-cylinder putting out 330 horses

      Previous reports about the entry level AMG A-Class model being called the A25 AMG seem to be incorrect according to Autocar. The engine is what we already knew, a tuned version of the M271 1.8 liter turbocharged inline-4 with displacement increased to 2.0 liters and power bumped to 330 horses. The unit is likely to be called the M270 EVO from early reports. The power will be channeled through a 7 speed dual clutch gearbox going to all four wheels. The all wheel drive era of AMG is soon to be here.

      The target competition for the car is obviously the Audi RS3 and the BMW M135i. The A45 AMG certainly has the potential to beat either of these cars especially considering AMG aimed to match the 2.5 liter inline-5 in the RS3. "Our goal right from the start was to match the output of the larger turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine used by the RS3," stated head of development at AMG Tobias Moers.



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      1. Sonny's Avatar
        Sonny -
        I really like this car. Looks real fun. Pretty sporty looking.

        Any thoughts on the price point for this car?

        Btw, @Sticky, did you see that Nissan is taking special orders for the Juke R? It's like 450K
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
        Btw, @Sticky , did you see that Nissan is taking special orders for the Juke R? It's like 450K
        Tell them to drop the 0 on the end and they will get mine.
      1. Sonny's Avatar
        Sonny -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Tell them to drop the 0 on the end and they will get mine.
        Yeah, too rich for my blood. But cool that they're making it.

        So, any thoughts about price point for A45 AMG? Maybe 45K?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
        Yeah, too rich for my blood. But cool that they're making it.

        So, any thoughts about price point for A45 AMG? Maybe 45K?
        I would think it needs to start in the 30's and with options be low 40's to be competitive.
      1. Sonny's Avatar
        Sonny -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I would think it needs to start in the 30's and with options be low 40's to be competitive.
        That's a lot of car for mid 30's-low 40's. DCT, AWD, Turbo, 4-door. I wonder how much it's gonna weigh?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
        That's a lot of car for mid 30's-low 40's. DCT, AWD, Turbo, 4-door. I wonder how much it's gonna weigh?
        You may be right but anything higher than 40's is pushing it don't you think?
      1. bogdan_mb's Avatar
        bogdan_mb -
        Anything under 40's and it will go on my santa's wish list Click here to enlarge
      1. Sonny's Avatar
        Sonny -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You may be right but anything higher than 40's is pushing it don't you think?
        I wasn't disagreeing with your speculation. I was just saying, this car seems like you get your moneys worth. I don't know how MB would plan to be successful with this model if they price it too high. But, at the same time, it isn't often when car manufacturers give you a great deal. But, it does happen as we can see with the new GT500.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
        I wasn't disagreeing with your speculation. I was just saying, this car seems like you get your moneys worth. I don't know how MB would plan to be successful with this model if they price it too high. But, at the same time, it isn't often when car manufacturers give you a great deal. But, it does happen as we can see with the new GT500.
        This is definitely going to be a great model for Mercedes and for BenzBoost as well I must say. Going to be a big influx of users wanting to tune these.
      1. Sonny's Avatar
        Sonny -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        This is definitely going to be a great model for Mercedes and for BenzBoost as well I must say. Going to be a big influx of users wanting to tune these.
        Well said.
      1. SSO95's Avatar
        SSO95 -
        Would be an awesome daily, too bad Benz hasn't put a proper manual in their cars since Nam'.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bmwtek Click here to enlarge
        Would be an awesome daily, too bad Benz hasn't put a proper manual in their cars since Nam'.
        Dual clutch is at least a step up from the autos.
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        Good thing we won't be getting this in the US...oh, wait...no, that's a $#@!ing TERRIBLE thing. Also, the other reports have been saying it will have 370 horsepower. If that's true, you can color me shocked and very impressed by this little Benz.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        Good thing we won't be getting this in the US...oh, wait...no, that's a $#@!ing TERRIBLE thing. Also, the other reports have been saying it will have 370 horsepower. If that's true, you can color me shocked and very impressed by this little Benz.
        I think we are getting it in the USA...
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        Really? The report I read said we weren't getting the A class but were getting a stupid crossover instead. I don't remember where I read that, though.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        Really? The report I read said we weren't getting the A class but were getting a stupid crossover instead. I don't remember where I read that, though.
        http://benzboost.com/content.php?202...ing-to-the-USA
      1. Velocity26's Avatar
        Velocity26 -
        330hp from a 2 liter turbo 4?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Velocity26 Click here to enlarge
        330hp from a 2 liter turbo 4?
        Nothing out of line there.
      1. SSO95's Avatar
        SSO95 -
        Can't wait to see what a big turbo can do on this car