Mercedes-AMG prepares competitor for Audi S3

Auto-spies caught during the tests a new high-performance Mercedes A-Class, which seems to take place under the A45 AMG.

The prototype was seen during tests in Europe. He was heavily disguised, but large air intakes and a high-performance braking system are evident. The sound of the hatchback was much more powerful than other A-Class prototypes. Almost certainly before us is an option from AMG, but, unlikely, the top-of-the-line A45 AMG, since it should be even more extreme. This leads to the conclusion that we have a high-performance mid-level version, which, for example, can be called A40 AMG, and its main competitor will be Audi S3. The latter offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces about 340 hp, so we need to see similar figures from the new Mercedes-AMG.