Once I first noticed this Brabus B45 for the primary time, the time period ‘Pocket Rocket’ got here to thoughts, this automobile relies on the Mercedes A-class compact hatchback mannequin, but it surely packs 450 hp now because of a efficiency improve from Brabus. Straight from the Mercedes manufacturing facility the AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ comes with 310 kW of energy, however Brabus takes this as much as 331 kW (450 hp) and a large 550 Nm of torque, which is a 10% enhance over the unique figures.
The Brabus B45 – 450 accelerates from Zero to 100 km/h in simply 3.7 seconds (0.2 seconds quicker), however what’s much more spectacular is the actual fact Brabus does this with full TÜV approval and the exemplary three-year or 100,000-kilometer/62,000-mile BRABUS Tuning Guarantee®, which could be very uncommon within the engine tuning enterprise altogether.
Simply take into consideration this for a second, we’re a 450 hp output from a turbocharged four-cylinder inside a hatchback Mercedes … just a few years in the past this sort of energy got here from true supercars like a Ferrari F430 (2004 – 2009 with 480 hp from a V8), or the Lamborghini Gallardo that got here with 500 hp (constructed from 2003 – 2006). However immediately a comparatively comfy hatchback mannequin is getting very shut to those harsh two-seater supercars with double the variety of cylinders or extra.
The press launch stipulates: “The engine tuning includes extra than simply particular mapping for the A 45 S’s digital engine administration system. The conversion additionally features a BRABUS PowerXtra CPC auxiliary management unit, the BRABUS BoostXtra adapter, which lets the engine produce a sporty blow-off noise like a racecar, and a particular duct for the air field.”
On this case, Brabus didn’t add any aero components or different appendages to the already potent wanting Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+, however you possibly can match a set of adjustable reducing springs, which might convey this automobile down from 0mm to 30mm (1.2 inch). And it’s a must to admit this lowered stance makes these bespoke 20 inch, monoblock Z wheels look even higher. 8.5×20 inch on each axles boasting ten spokes, these black wheels with a cultured lip get a set of Continental tires, 245/30ZR20 ideally.
If you happen to actually wish to have your Brabus B45 – 450 look completely different the place it issues, the inside, the Brabus upholstery store can rework your entire cockpit of the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ to your liking. Totally different, high-end leather-based with nearly any stitching sample you want, bespoke Brabus ground mats, aluminum pedals … or how a few set of Brabus chrome steel scuff plates, full with illuminated brand to match the 64 shades of the ambient lighting?
The Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ based mostly Brabus B45 – 450 may are available a small bundle, however she packs a critical punch.