The Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Auto 4MATIC is a rip-snorting hot hatch, new you'll need to throw down $90,000 AUD to get behind the wheel. If you don't mind near new, you could get a low k pearler for under $60,000 AUD, here's why you should check one out.
265kW @ 6000rpm of peak power from just 2.0-litres displacement, a four cylinder at that! That's V8 territory right there. Maximum torque of 450Nm from as little as 2250rpm, yeesh, it's going to thump you in the back.
To prove those aren't numbers for bragging rights the 0 to 100km/h dash is a scant 4.6 seconds. The all-wheel drive ensures it's got phenomenal grip off the line. For a hatch configuration, it has to be one of the most impressive looking cars in its class.
Some credit it as the first hyper hatch, reason enough alone to go out and get one. Game over.
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