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[2] released on August 30, 2017.


It is unlocked for purchase from the drag, off-road, race, and runner class dealerships upon completing three questlines in chapter 3 - City Lights.

NFSPB MercAMGA45 Garage.jpg Drag ClassNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngOff-road ClassRace ClassRunner ClassNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.png Unlocked in chapter 3 - City Lights.
NFSPB BankYellow Icon.png 88,700
NFSPB StatIcon Speed LargeWhite.png Horsepower 355
Top Speed 172
NFSPB StatIcon Accel LargeWhite.png 0 - 60 4.30
1/4 Mile 12.77
NFSPB StatIcon Nitro LargeWhite.png N2O Capacity 3.2
N2O Power 3.2
NFSPB StatIcon Air LargeWhite.png Airtime 3.6
Landing 3.3
NFSPB StatIcon Brakes LargeWhite.png Response 4.0
Power 3.3

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[3][4] 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.



  1. Article: (2020) Car reviews - Mercedes-Benz - A-class - A45 AMG 4Matic. Available at:
  2. Video: CROWNED (2017) NFS Payback - Offroad Race (8 Cars Listed). Available at:
  3. Article: (2019) Under the Hood: Need for Speed Heat Car List. Available at:
  4. Article: (2019) Need for Speed Heat Full Car List Revealed. Available at:
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