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 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.
- ↑ Video: CROWNED (2017) NFS Payback - Offroad Race (8 Cars Listed). Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_Z8K7hzKUg