New Mercedes AMG A45 spotted testing

It appears the model will wear a Panamericana grille

Once the all-new Mercedes A-Class debuts (sometime in the first half of 2018, possibly at the Geneva motor show in March), it will take another six months to a year before we get to see its hottest incarnation, the A45 AMG.

It appears the next incarnation of the A45 will carry on the formula of its predecessor, but incrementally improve every aspect of it. All-wheel drive will be retained, as will the 2.0-liter turbo engine whose output will be increased to 400+ hp.

On top of that, it appears it may sport a Panamericana grille (inspired by that of the classic 300SL "Gullwing"), like the one you may remember from the AMG GT sedan concept, as well as Concept A. That information comes courtesy of a video by WalkoART whose description asks whether the camouflaged prototype he spotted has or hasn’t got the grille.

It is believed that Mercedes will also launch a lighter AMG variant along the lines of its 43-branded models. But the car in the video, with its big quad exhausts and puffed up body appears to be the full-blown AMG - whether or not the grille will only be used on the top AMG offering or be the same for all models or if it is indeed the Panamericana variant remains to be seen.

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