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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 thehottest hatches on the market today. The 4MATIC comes standard with a2.0-liter, 360 horsepower turbo four, 332 lb-ft of torque and Benz’soutstanding AWD system, all tucked in a small package that looks outstanding infactory spec. But the A45 is also proving to be the ultimate blank canvas foraftermarket modifications and tuners, as we’ve already shown you with the OakleyDesign and Project 45 renditions.

Now, Merc’s official tuner, Brabus, which also deliversfactory guarantees and warranties, has released its own take on the A45. With avillainous look and tons of Brabus exterior mods, the hatch is tuned to deliver400hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. 0-62mph times drop from 4.6-seconds in the stockA45 to 4.2-seconds in the Brabus Power Xtra ECU kit-equipped version. Withnumbers and looks both in the right place, this hot-hatch looks ready fortakeoff.

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