2013 Mercedes A25 AMG ConfirmedFri, 13 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0700
Mercedes A25 AMG will look very like Concept A - but with 5 doors
The Mercedes A25 AMG with four wheel drive, 335bhp and a twin-clutch ‘box is confirmed for launch in 2013.
We’ve talked about a hot version of the new Mercedes A Class almost since Mercedes debuted the Concept A on which the new A Class is based.
Back then we speculated – thanks to input from Top Gear – that the AMG version of the new A Class would get 4WD and 350bhp from a turbo 4-pot.
Now Evo have been given the gen on the new A Class AMG by AMG boss Ola Kallenius and it pretty much stacks up with what we reported over a year ago.
The Mercedes A25 AMG will get a new 2.0 litre four-pot based on technology from 1.6 litre engine AMG developed for F1 (before the FIA had a change of heart) with an impressive 335bhp. To keep torque steer and understeer under control Mercedes will give the A25 AMG a four wheel drive platform.
With looks that even more closely resemble the Concept A than the new A Class does, the A25 AMG will be offered as a five door rather than the three door of the Concept A – which is exactly what our spy video of the A25 AMG showed back in September.
If Mercedes are planning to launch the A25 AMG in 2013 we could see it as soon as Paris in the Autumn or, more probably, Geneva next spring. Expected to cost around £35k the A25 AMG will be up against the five-pot Audi RS3 and the new six-pot M135i.
But with 335bhp and 4WD – and very appealing looks – the Mercedes A25 AMG should have no trouble holding its own.
Definitely one to look forward to.
By Cars UK