Any connoisseur of compact luxury cars would be familiar with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, specifically the W176 redesign which spanned from 2015 to 2018. This model is not your average hatchback; it is a part of the AMG Hatchback 5-Doors series, with a trim level of 45 AMG 7G-DCT 4Matic. With its 5-seat configuration, this hatchback exudes a sporty elegance that differentiates it from regular hatchbacks on the road. It stands as a testament to Mercedes-Benz’s reputation for luxury, refinement and vigorous performance.
Under the hood, you’ll find a gasoline engine with unique specifications that ensure high-level driving performance. The heart of the A-Class is a turbocharged inline-4, direct injection engine, with 4 valves per cylinder. The engine delivers a pulsating 381 hp, achieving full power at 6000 rpm. The engine capably handles a rapid acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in just 7 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 155 mph, offering both thrill and control. Also, it’s worth mentioning it employs an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, which delivers impressive road grip and handling capabilities.
Its 7-speed automatic transmission, colloquially known as the ‘Robot,’ smoothens gear shifts, enhances performance, and improves fuel efficiency. Its fuel tank has a capacity of 15 gallons, making it perfect for extended road trips. The car exhibits superb handling, thanks to the independent multi-wishbone rear suspension system which assures impressive cornering stability and ride comfort. Despite the A-Class’s compact dimensions, it has a surprising amount of interior space, with a capacity of 0.070311121 cubic feet. And, the suggested fuel grade for this vehicle is 98, supporting the optimal running of the high-performance engine.