Mysterious prototype of powerful Mercedes-AMG A45 spotted on the road

December 22, 2016 at 17:34

Last year, several reports indicated the appearance of 400-horsepower Mercedes-AMG A45 S. However, later the head of the AMG division, Tobias Moers said that such a power is unattainable for the 2.0-liter turbo engine in the current generation of A-Class. A similar statement was made by Mathias Schmidt, a marketing manager of AMG compact cars.

2017 Upcoming Mercedes-AMG A45 pic

2017 Upcoming Mercedes-AMG A45 pic

However, this time spotted prototype of Mercedes-Benz A-Class is really unusual. If you look closely, you can see the extended wheel arches and lowered ground clearance in comparison with the standard production model. Also wires stretched from under the hood of the car to its cab are visible. These all are the signs of “charged” version. The question is, is this the prototype of the current or the next generation of A-Class? It’s worth noting that the test vehicle of successor has already been seen during the tests.

2017 Next generation of Mercedes-AMG A45 image

2017 Next generation of Mercedes-AMG A45 image

A45 S will not appear in the past generation, let’s remind the reports about the revival of the Black Series, although this phrase is more appropriate for supercars. It may also be the prototype of a special “goodbye” edition of Mercedes-AMG A45 W176, because the new A-Class W177 will debut in March next year at the Geneva Motor Show.

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