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Brabus A45 AMG is Quick Little Villain

The hottest hot-hatch we don't get just keeps getting hotter and hotter.

The Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG is proving to be one of the hottest hatches on the market today. The 4MATIC comes standard with a 2.0-liter, 360 horsepower turbo four, 332 lb-ft of torque and Benz’s outstanding AWD system, all tucked in a small package that looks outstanding in factory spec. But the A45 is also proving to be the ultimate blank canvas for aftermarket modifications and tuners, as we’ve already shown you with the Oakley Design and Project 45 renditions.

Now, Merc’s official tuner, Brabus, which also delivers factory guarantees and warranties, has released its own take on the A45. With a villainous look and tons of Brabus exterior mods, the hatch is tuned to deliver 400hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. 0-62mph times drop from 4.6-seconds in the stock A45 to 4.2-seconds in the Brabus Power Xtra ECU kit-equipped version. With numbers and looks both in the right place, this hot-hatch looks ready for takeoff.

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