Mercedes: A25 AMG Outruns Audi RS3
A very powerful statement of Mercedes-Benz just over confident? Well, the three-pointed German automaker already deployed the Mercedes-Benz A-Class models for test drive where we witnessed the compact hatchback with less camouflage sheet and also the next-gen in 5-door version. Mercedes is pretty much aware that that the hatchback segment has been developing very well lately and the top automakers already dropped their hatchback version with various level of powers that create some kind of hatchback war. Yup… hatchback war which currently involves Mercedes-Benz A25 AMG and the Audi with its RS3.
The head of AMG – Ola Kallenius as autoevolution.com reported hinted the media that the Mercedes-Benz A25 AMG four-wheel drive hatchback will ready for hatchback war as the three-pointed German automaker gives official unveils at Paris Auto Show in September. The AMG’s Boss stated that the A25 AMG will receive modifications on the current M271/M274 petrol engine unit. Well, besides the look, to win the hatchback war, power is also one of the key elements, right?
The Mercedes-Benz’s in-house tuning division – AMG – already worked on the High Performance Engine (HPE) wing (one which responsible for the F1 engines) in Brixworth Northamptonshire for the development of the powerplant for the A25 AMG. The engine will come with the same 7mm wall thickness and 90mm of bore center space which Mercedes-Benz HPE already developed for the turbocharged 1.6L F1 engine. This engine never gets the chance to emerge due to the regulation charge.
The Mercedes-Benz A25 AMG probably will be powered by the 2.0L four-pot engine with twin-scroll turbo design and piezo-guided direct injection that able to deliver more than 320 horsepower from 3.0L turbocharged V6. That’s right folks, that is the engine inside the BMW M135i and the three-pointed German carmaker also stated that their engine will be more powerful than Audi’s RS3 340 horsepower turbocharged five-cylinder engine that offers 340 horsepower. Well, it seems like Mercedes is more than ready to face the hatchback war and we just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Let the hatchback war begins…