2014 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG: The Accent’s On Red

The all new Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG offers much more than your typical hatchback. Waffle maker? No, there’s no waffle maker. But if you can get past that oversight, you may just have the hot hatch of your dreams. The upgrades from the A-Class hatchback begin with the AMG-tuned 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which produces 360 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. The seven-speed AMG dual-clutch transmission gets a grip via 4Matic all-wheel drive. While there are a few changes to the exterior, it’s on the inside where you’ll find the flair. With a flat-bottomed sport steering wheel and more red accents than a Moscow cocktail hour, there’s plenty of style and speed to compensate for the lack of fresh waffles.

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