The Mercedes-AMG A45 S has an unusual mix of skills: a five-door family hatchback with 415bhp and an all-new ‘drift mode’. Matt Prior went to Spain to find out …
Anyone know why there's only an intercooler on the passenger's side and just a fake vent on the driver's side?
Such a beauty
RS3 all day 👍🏻
What a sad grandpa's car: bumpy ride even in comfort, fake drift mode, shiny plastics, reflective instruments cluster without lid, ridiculous turbo badges and aero kit, shiny wheel and loud speakered engine noise inside, quiet outside that would certainly please that baby that used to make wroom wroom when cars were passing by 70 years ago.
We accept bids on how long (in seconds) the standard brakes are going to last or the engine for that matter when given the beans… by the way even the gearbox you can feel from the audio is lagged with power/torque drop when switching gears under full acceleration… HOW CAN THEY NOT MAKE an instant gear change like the VW group has been doing with DSG/S-tronic from 2003, it just takes one clutch closing just as the other opens up
notice how NO ONE is praising this car?
Great job to u for, not puting music during demonstration of car, Like many others…
M3 CS all the way! Even this interior is amazing
Fake car guy…Zzz… Should sell life insurance instead…Zzz
Drift mode shows their target market. Shame, low key better for many.
Why have they copied Golf R in having 4 tail pipes. 2 biguns look better.
Sorry, but i stopped watching the video at it's beginning by how thrilled and exited the reporter looked… just killed all the vibe, and it's not the first time it happens =/
My M2c wins
Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed
I’d call it asbo Pegeuot for drug dealers 🤣🤣🤣🤔
Do someone know where exactly in Spain was the 0:47 part filmed?
Chris Harris = "A45S. Most disappointing modern AMG I’ve driven. Understeers on the way in, with fake ‘drift mode’ oversteer on exit. So it’s never neutral. Brakes lasted half a lap. Ride choppy on the road with severe tyre noise. Built to please influencers on a launch event, which I gather it did."
Bullshit review it understeers in the corners, you better of buying a golf gti
Impressive little carA great job buy AMG the soccer mums will love it.😂😂😂😂😈😈😈😈
Sooo nice in yellow
Verdict : if you want a proper sports car at this price get an M2.
Not even close sounds like a vacuum
Love this little beast
Audi RS3 all the way, sorry A45s.
why wood i want a 4 cylinder. if i did, there are evos and hondas.
Boring channel for a boring car. Cheers (if you’re capable of feeling it).
It drives so fast that it even lost its color. Must have 😉
Great review—— Thank you.Any news on when the GLA 45s will be launched???
Still can’t beat the Audi RS3 5 cylinder FL and next generation.The RS sound is epic .
Can Matt Prior show any less excitement and enthusiasm in his commentary…..it sounds like he is driving around in a Toyota Camry and reciting his grocery shopping list in a listless, flat monotone……I am sure he knows his stuff but he is just so boring to listen to….compare and contrast to Chris 'Monkey' Harris.
That seiko presage is really nice!!
awesome – more power for the 21 yr-old wide-boys who's dad has bought them 'a Merc'.
2.0 liter engine worked up to make over 400 hp. It's not gonna last a long time.
I like that Merc seems to have improved the chassis and driveability of this new model, but I would be SO annoyed by a car bonging at me all the time. And when you have lots of modes for everything you do need a single button like the ‘M’ button on BMW M models.
Great review. Honest and defined. For the AMG45 It's 4.5/5 stars I guess, or if you fancy, 9/10.
Appart from looking like a Seat costing half what this does, I just can't get past that 'dashboard' – hideous, just hideous. Looks like a giant iphone bolted on – it's not even integrated into the dash. Looks like an after thought. Based on that alone, I wouldn't buy this car and the plastics and controls all look cheap too. I couldn't care less how it drives, as 95% of the time it's a car you drive from A to B and sitting in that cabin would make me feel very short changed from my £50k. Oh and don't get me started on the fake exhaust tips… RS3, M2 Comp or even a TT RS Audi Sport Ed. (what I have) way, WAY better.
And bmw came out with the new 135i… for fucks sake BMW why did you have to let us down so badly
It weighs 1625kg which is mental. Back when Subaru's and evos used to weigh 1300kg in gsr/sti wrx spec
De la Merd$
I think hot hatches are all super minis….not this piggy
I would still take an Audi RS3.
Looks better than the new bmw 1series
Suppose we will find out when the new rs3 comes out?
wait…so is this a rear wheeler or all wheel drive? twin clutch transmission driving the real axle which has 2 clutches to give it all wheel drive? bro what?
Restaurants should also decide which menu item is the best and get rid of all the other items. Hell, why are there different cars? Shouldn’t there be just the one best car?
But that’s the thing. There isn’t one best mode. It depends on the road, the condtions, the tires, the driver… even the driver’s mood. Reviewers who complain about too many modes sound very unsophisticated indeed.
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