Mercedes-AMG Reveals a Special A45 4MATIC in Celebration of its F1 Championship

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Justin Cupler has specialized as an automotive writer since 2009, and has seen himself published in multiple websites and online magazines. In addition to contributing to CarsDirect, Justin also works as editor in chief for a large performance car online publication. His specialty lays in the high-performance realm, but has a deep love and understanding for all things automotive. Prior to being an automotive writer, he was an automotive technician and manager for six years, but spent the majority of his younger life tinkering with classic muscle cars.

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, Automotive Editor - December 1, 2015

Just because we don’t get the A-Class here in the U.S. doesn’t mean that we cannot drool over the hot-hatchback. Today, Mercedes-AMG gave us even more reason to salivate over its A45 4MATIC with the release of a World Champion Edition model in celebration of the brand’s constructors’ championship in the 2015 F1 season.

This model rolls in with a slew of upgrades inside and out, setting it apart from its siblings. On the outside, Mercedes-AMG added Petrol Green and black accents, much like on the F1 W06 Hybrid. It also tossed in a set of 19-inch wheels with lips coated in the same Petrol Green, a larger front splitter, front flics, a rear spoiler, and the Night Package.

Inside, Mercedes-AMG went to town with performance seats wrapped in leather and Dinamica microfiber with a Petrol Green stripe. Other changes include Petrol Green topstitching on the dashboard and armrests, Petrol Green air vent rings, Petrol Green accents on the seatbelts, and a performance steering wheel wrapped in Dinamica with a Petrol Green 12 o’ clock marker.

The engine that drives this limited production beast remains unchanged: a 2-liter turbocharged four with 381 horsepower. This, paired with 4MATIC all-wheel drive, sprints this hot-hatch to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Mercedes-AMG did, however, enhance performance slightly with the addition of the AMG Dynamic Plus Package.

This special-edition A-Class will only be available in Germany from January through May 2016 at a base price of €65,402.40 ($69,176.12). There is no word on how many examples Mercedes-AMG will build, but chances are there will only be a few hundred.

While we cannot get this special model here in the U.S., we do have access to its first cousin in the platform-sharing 2016 CLA-Class and its CLA45 AMG. While it is rare for the CLA45 AMG to have any deals available, due to its limited supply, the rest of the 2016 CLA-Class has plenty of great lease and finance deals to choose from.

, Automotive Editor

Justin Cupler has specialized as an automotive writer since 2009, and has seen himself published in multiple websites and online magazines. In addition to contributing to CarsDirect, Justin also works as editor in chief for a large performance car online publication. His specialty lays in the high-performance realm, but has a deep love and understanding for all things automotive. Prior to being an automotive writer, he was an automotive technician and manager for six years, but spent the majority of his younger life tinkering with classic muscle cars.

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