2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 power output leaked by German site

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Powertrain specs for the upcoming Mercedes-AMG A45 hyper hatch have leaked online, ahead of its official reveal at the Geneva motor show in March.

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According to German insurance website HUK24, which published the information, the new A45 will be available in two guises: the regular A45, and the hotter A45 S.

Both variants will be equipped with 2.0-litre (1991cc to be exact) turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engines, although in different states of tune. Whereas the base A45 will boast 285kW (387 PS), the hi-po A45 S will pack a class-leading 310kW (421 PS). For reference, the outgoing AMG A45 produces just 280kW, while the Audi RS3 manages to extract 294kW from its 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder.

The Mercedes-AMG A45 and A45 S will be fully revealed in a couple months time. It is expected to pair these powerful 2.0-litre engines with a rear-biased AWD system and an eight-speed dual-clutch auto. Stay tuned to Redline for all the latest.

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