by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte

SPY: The 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 25 AMG turns out to be a mindblowing little beast

The new A-Class si easily the most emotional model in the premium compact segment. It is no wonder the car caused a general stir at the Geneva show when it was first introduced to public. Offered in three distinct versions, the 'Sport' is the one closest to the essence of AMG, as it was developed together with engineers from Affalterbach. But hold still, because there is more to come as the future A 25 AMG is unleashed during 2012. This rocket baby Benz boasts a complete list of high-end technical achievements to frighten the competition.

Under the hood, you'll find a brand new 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine featuring Hyprex supercharging and F1-inspired technology courtesy of Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains from Brixworth, United Kingdom. With the help of this new creation, Mercedes-AMG makes a clear statement: offer the most powerful sports hatchback on the market. According to internal sources, the unit will crank out no less than 350 hp. This is indeed a huge amount of power given the size of the A-Class, but to ensure more safety as well as superior dynamics, a new all-wheel-power platform is specially developed at the moment for the forthcoming A 25 AMG. Power will be sent to the four wheels via a 7-speed AMG MCT SPEEDSHIFT gearbox, whereas further appointments, including the 3-stage ESP and the AMG RIDE CONTROL, will complete the potency package of this 'wheeled bomb'.

We expect the new A 25 AMG to be priced at around 40,000 - 50,000 euros for the European market, with the start of sales programmed for the end of 2012. The car will also be available for purchase in the USA, but only beginning with spring/summer 2013.

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