The latest compact super-sportscars from the Mercedes-AMG stable have landed in South Africa. Promising outstanding performance, the ultimate driving dynamics and expressive design, the new Mercedes-AMG compact A 45 S 4MATIC+ Hatch and CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ are set to reassert their leading positions in their segments.
The Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ will be priced at R1.1 million and the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S 4MATIC+ at R1.2 million.
We have completely redesigned our 45 models – from the engine and transmission through the chassis, the elaborately constructed drivetrain to the body structure and of course the design itself – all with one goal: to raise vehicle dynamics and the sporty driving experience to a level previously unimaginable in the compact class,” says Johannes Fritz, Co-CEO Mercedes-Benz South Africa and Executive Director for Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa.
At the heart of each vehicle is the world’s most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine manufactured for series production. The newly developed 2.0- litre engine reaches a peak of up 310kW and 500Nm in each AMG S model.
This results in a 0-100km/h sprint time of just 3.9 seconds for the A45 S 4MATIC+ Hatch and 4.0 seconds for the CLA 45 S 4MATIC+.
“South Africans love the AMG brand: in fact, it’s the third-biggest market in the world. With the presentation of this, our most powerful and most dynamic compact sports car, we are also reinforcing the significance of this segment for our growth strategy,” said Selvin Govender, Marketing Director for Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa.