The second generation Mercedes-AMG A45 gets an electric motor. The device is expected to significantly increase the performance of the hatchback model.
According to DriveCiting reliable anonymous sources in the automotive industry, the electric motor is used to equip the AMG A45 with a hybrid powertrain. The model with the device is expected to arrive in 2019.
The AMG A45 currently has a gasoline-powered 2.0-liter in-line four-cylinder turbo engine. The unit offers 280 kW, which takes the car from zero to 100 km / h in just 4.2 seconds.
The source said a newly configured M133 engine is being used for the AMG A45. It is combined with a traditional exhaust-powered twin turbocharger and an electric motor. A 48-volt electrical system drives the turbo and the added motor.
The combination of the electric motor and improved turbocharger with the gasoline engine should increase the car’s output to 300 kW. The power is distributed to all four wheels via a nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The resulting sprint of the compact vehicle from zero to 100 km / h is likely to be improved to 4 seconds.
As previously reported, AMG suggested adding a model below the A45 and expanding the model AMG models of the A-Class in two. Rumor has it that the new A-Class version is nicknamed “A25”. The theoretical AMG A25 is cheaper than the AMG A45 and the output is less than 300 kW. The strategy follows the AMG Sport treatment introduced in the brand’s larger passenger cars.