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7 Cars The New Mercedes-AMG A45 S Can Match To 62mph

The 3.9-second 0-62mph time attributed to the new AMG mega hatch seems particularly bonkers with some context!

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7 Cars The New Mercedes-AMG A45 S Can Match To 62mph - Blog

The Mercedes-AMG A45 S is one of those cars whose 0-62mph time is impossible to ignore. 3.9 seconds? For a hot hatchback? The word ‘bonkers’ doesn’t even begin to cover it.

It’s all thanks to a new 415bhp turbocharged inline-four ‘M139’ engine, which revs to 7200rpm and is intended to feel naturally-aspirated. Paired with an all-wheel drive system - which has a ‘drift mode’ - it makes the AMG megahatch supremely quick off the line.

As per usual, this latest rather silly 0-62mph time is something we feel needs putting in context. With that in mind, here’s a selection of cars that - unbelievably - the new A45 S can match while covering the benchmark sprint.

Acceleration figures aren’t, of course, what defines a car - we’re just impressed by the mad pace of this little thing. Are you?

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

7 Cars The New Mercedes-AMG A45 S Can Match To 62mph - Blog

Porsche 911 GT3 (991.2, manual)

7 Cars The New Mercedes-AMG A45 S Can Match To 62mph - Blog

Aston Martin DB11

7 Cars The New Mercedes-AMG A45 S Can Match To 62mph - Blog

Mercedes C63 S coupe

7 Cars The New Mercedes-AMG A45 S Can Match To 62mph - Blog

Ferrari F40

7 Cars The New Mercedes-AMG A45 S Can Match To 62mph - Blog

Porsche 959

Image via RM Sotheby's
Image via RM Sotheby's