The Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC (W176) is a high-performance trim of the third generation A-Class model range manufactured by Mercedes-Benz.
It was first shown at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show before going on sale in September 2012. The high-performance A 45 AMG was shown at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show before going on sale in June 2013.
Improvements to the A 45 AMG, over the base model, include a turbocharged 2-litre inline-4 engine, a DCT 7-speed gearbox, an all-wheel drive system, sport suspension, improved high-performance brakes, an alternative grille design, chrome exhaust tips, and unique AMG alloy wheels.
In 2015, the model range received a facelift, as well as an increased horsepower output, which went on sale in September 2015.
Need for Speed: Payback
The A 45 appears in Need for Speed: Payback following its reveal during a developer interview on PlayStation Live's day 2 coverage of E3 2017 on June 14, 2017, and was later shown in an off-road race gameplay video released on August 30, 2017.
|Unlocked in chapter 3 - City Lights.|
|Top Speed 172|
|0 - 60 4.30|
|1/4 Mile 12.77|
|N2O Capacity 3.2|
|N2O Power 3.2|
Need for Speed: Heat
The A 45 appears in Need for Speed: Heat following an article, revealing it to be part of the game's official car list, was published on August 19, 2019, and appears in the NFS: Heat Studio app as part of container 5, which was released on September 17, 2019.
The stock A 45 can be unlocked in Need for Speed: Heat.
- Article: goauto.com.au (2020) Car reviews - Mercedes-Benz - A-class - A45 AMG 4Matic. Available at: https://www.goauto.com.au/car-reviews/mercedes-benz/a-class/a45-amg-4matic/2016-01-12/45376.html
- Video: CROWNED (2017) NFS Payback - Offroad Race (8 Cars Listed). Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_Z8K7hzKUg
- Article: ea.com (2019) Under the Hood: Need for Speed Heat Car List. Available at: https://www.ea.com/games/need-for-speed/need-for-speed-heat/news/nfs-heat-car-list
- Article: gtplanet.net (2019) Need for Speed Heat Full Car List Revealed. Available at: https://www.gtplanet.net/need-for-speed-heat-car-list/