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    AWD Mercedes AMG A-Class to be called A45 AMG not A25 AMG - To feature 2.0 liter turbo 4-cylinder putting out 330 horses

    Previous reports about the entry level AMG A-Class model being called the A25 AMG seem to be incorrect according to Autocar. The engine is what we already knew, a tuned version of the M271 1.8 liter turbocharged inline-4 with displacement increased to 2.0 liters and power bumped to 330 horses. The unit is likely to be called the M270 EVO from early reports. The power will be channeled through a 7 speed dual clutch gearbox going to all four wheels. The all wheel drive era of AMG is soon to be here.

    The target competition for the car is obviously the Audi RS3 and the BMW M135i. The A45 AMG certainly has the potential to beat either of these cars especially considering AMG aimed to match the 2.5 liter inline-5 in the RS3. "Our goal right from the start was to match the output of the larger turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine used by the RS3," stated head of development at AMG Tobias Moers.

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    I really like this car. Looks real fun. Pretty sporty looking.

    Any thoughts on the price point for this car?

    Btw, @Sticky, did you see that Nissan is taking special orders for the Juke R? It's like 450K

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
    Btw, @Sticky , did you see that Nissan is taking special orders for the Juke R? It's like 450K
    Tell them to drop the 0 on the end and they will get mine.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Tell them to drop the 0 on the end and they will get mine.
    Yeah, too rich for my blood. But cool that they're making it.

    So, any thoughts about price point for A45 AMG? Maybe 45K?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
    Yeah, too rich for my blood. But cool that they're making it.

    So, any thoughts about price point for A45 AMG? Maybe 45K?
    I would think it needs to start in the 30's and with options be low 40's to be competitive.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I would think it needs to start in the 30's and with options be low 40's to be competitive.
    That's a lot of car for mid 30's-low 40's. DCT, AWD, Turbo, 4-door. I wonder how much it's gonna weigh?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
    That's a lot of car for mid 30's-low 40's. DCT, AWD, Turbo, 4-door. I wonder how much it's gonna weigh?
    You may be right but anything higher than 40's is pushing it don't you think?

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    Anything under 40's and it will go on my santa's wish list Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    You may be right but anything higher than 40's is pushing it don't you think?
    I wasn't disagreeing with your speculation. I was just saying, this car seems like you get your moneys worth. I don't know how MB would plan to be successful with this model if they price it too high. But, at the same time, it isn't often when car manufacturers give you a great deal. But, it does happen as we can see with the new GT500.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
    I wasn't disagreeing with your speculation. I was just saying, this car seems like you get your moneys worth. I don't know how MB would plan to be successful with this model if they price it too high. But, at the same time, it isn't often when car manufacturers give you a great deal. But, it does happen as we can see with the new GT500.
    This is definitely going to be a great model for Mercedes and for BenzBoost as well I must say. Going to be a big influx of users wanting to tune these.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    This is definitely going to be a great model for Mercedes and for BenzBoost as well I must say. Going to be a big influx of users wanting to tune these.
    Well said.

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    Would be an awesome daily, too bad Benz hasn't put a proper manual in their cars since Nam'.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bmwtek Click here to enlarge
    Would be an awesome daily, too bad Benz hasn't put a proper manual in their cars since Nam'.
    Dual clutch is at least a step up from the autos.

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    Good thing we won't be getting this in the US...oh, wait...no, that's a $#@!ing TERRIBLE thing. Also, the other reports have been saying it will have 370 horsepower. If that's true, you can color me shocked and very impressed by this little Benz.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
    Good thing we won't be getting this in the US...oh, wait...no, that's a $#@!ing TERRIBLE thing. Also, the other reports have been saying it will have 370 horsepower. If that's true, you can color me shocked and very impressed by this little Benz.
    I think we are getting it in the USA...

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    Really? The report I read said we weren't getting the A class but were getting a stupid crossover instead. I don't remember where I read that, though.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
    Really? The report I read said we weren't getting the A class but were getting a stupid crossover instead. I don't remember where I read that, though.
    http://benzboost.com/content.php?202...ing-to-the-USA

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    330hp from a 2 liter turbo 4?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Velocity26 Click here to enlarge
    330hp from a 2 liter turbo 4?
    Nothing out of line there.

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    Can't wait to see what a big turbo can do on this car

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