Next-gen Mercedes-AMG A45 to gain ‘all-new’ engine

Next-gen Mercedes-AMG A45 to gain ‘all-new’ engine

Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers has confirmed that the next-generation A45 hyper hatch will be powered by an “all-new engine” rather than a revised version of the current 280 kW 2,0-litre turbocharged unit. “The new 2.0-litre will be an all-new engine,” Moers revealed to CarAdvice. Moers told the Australian publication that while the inclusion of an electric compressor for extra low-down oomph was a possibility, it was unlikely to be implemented on the next model, which he described as being “still a little while away”. “Yes, an electric turbine is something we have a close link to, but maybe not in that first version,” he explained, making reference to the sort of technology used by the Mercedes-Benz F1 team. The AMG chief – who recently took a pot-shot at Ford over its “drift mode” – went on to confirm that the next-gen A45 would make in excess of 300 kW, with the ding-dong power battle with Audi set to continue. “Yeah, we have to be over 300 kW, too, we know that. You have to be at a certain level,” he revealed. “Look, it’s really too early to talk a…