Cars Guide Announces Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG as 2013 Car of the Year - "This is a Supercar in Hot Hatch Form"

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MELBOURNE – Dec 6, 2013: Cars Guide has awarded the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG as its 2013 Car of the Year.

Described as a ‘Screaming Benzer’, the Cars Guide judging panel were unquestionably impressed with the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, determining it to be the stand-out vehicle for 2013, among strong competition. Cars Guide Editor Paul Pottinger asserted that “This is a supercar in hot hatch form, one that futureproofs this noble line against the eventual legislatively driven extinction of throbbing V8’s. Off the line, it bashes up almost anything this side of $250,000.”

General Manager Sales, Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia/Pacific, Mr. Richard Emery, said “We are delighted to have been awarded the prestigious Cars Guide ‘Car of the Year’ award during what has been an extremely successful 2013. We believe that the A 45 AMG offers exceptional value, and to receive this highly valued critical acclaim is further affirmation for our customers.”

The Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG contains the most powerful series production four-cylinder engine in the world, delivering a maximum output of 265kW and up to 450Nm of torque. The 2.0L turbocharged engine in combination with the performance oriented AMG 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive system, leads to extremely dynamic performance, accelerating from 0 – 100km/h in just 4.6 seconds.

The Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG is now on sale to customers in Australia for $74,900 (MRLP).

Important note to editors - The price detailed in this document is the current Manufacturer’s Recommended List Price (MRLP) for the A 45 AMG.

As you may be aware, the MRLP includes GST and any LCT applicable to the base / standard specification model but EXCLUDES DEALER DELIVERY AND ALL ON ROAD COSTS such as, for example, registration fees, stamp duty, CTP and the like.

Accordingly, please ensure that when you publish the details contained in this document, your publication makes it clear to its readers that:

  • The attached pricing is an MRLP
  • That the MRLP excludes on-road costs and dealer delivery, and
  • For drive away price information, consumers should contact dealers

    Whilst we are unable to provide you with drive away pricing due to the wide variation in on-road costs between states and territories, and the different ranges of dealer delivery imposed by dealers, we encourage you to contact one of our authorised Mercedes-Benz passenger car dealers in order to obtain relevant and accurate drive away information for your specific audience.

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