Tobias Moers who is the boss of Mercedes-AMG, confirmed that the next-gen A45 will have more than 400 hp of power. Audi Sport have taken the mantel from Mercedes-AMG of coming up with crazy hatch. For instance, Audi RS3 Sportback has an output of 395 horsepower. Mercedes-AMG is planning to plug the gap in the new A45. While talking to Car Advice, Moers said that Mercedes-AMG A45 will at least have 400 horsepower with the new 2.0 liter engine. He also said that electric turbine is seriously being considered, but not for the first version.
There is strong chance that Mercedes-AMG A45 won’t be arriving before 2019, but he admitted that the performance division of Mercedes doesn’t want to give an edge to its competitor. It needs to be seen how quickly they are going to act on it as Audi has made it mark in the mentioned category. He reiterated that they are more than willing to cross the barrier of 300 kW (402 horsepower) as it is the current new standard. The next generation A-Class model will be much more spacious than its predecessor and will be loaded with new technologies.
It will also get new design on the exterior. The exterior will be inspired by newly revealed Concept A which was showcased at Shanghai Auto Show. Few spy photos of the A-Class also revealed that it will have two large digital displays. These types of displays can also be found on E-Class and S-Class. A-Class remains as front–wheel drive which will be underpinned by revised MFA structure (MFA2).