Do Modern AMG Looks Suit The Older Mercedes-Benz A-Class?

With almost 900,000 units sold in Europe, the previous generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class was a moneymaker for the company, hence their decision to renew it a couple of years ago.

The new generation has brought a lot of novelties, including a more defining visual feature, the Panamericana grille, which is the trademark of all modern high-end AMGs, including the A45 and A45 S.

The grille with vertical slats has been copied by many tuners and adapted to older and newer Mercs, including this previous-gen A-Class, which is the work of Inden-Design. Besides the new face, the car mimics the looks of the A45 hot hatch and boasts several carbon fiber touches, including the front apron, side skirts and rear diffuser, with the latter having cutouts for the rectangular quad exhaust pipes that have been sourced from a C63.

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No modern tuning job would be complete without the big wheels, and this A-Class rides on 9×20-inch Oxigin LMs, wrapped in 235/30 tires all around. Other upgrades include the H&R coilover kit that has been adapted to suit the new rims, and finally, the original brakes were coated in ceramic paint, according to the German tuner.

Since this kit can be adapted to all versions of the previous-gen A-Class, we cannot speak about power. Nonetheless, the model it tries to copy, the A45, came with a 2.0-liter four-pot making 355 HP (360 PS / 265 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque in the original model, and 376 HP (381 PS / 280 kW) and 350 lb-ft (475 Nm) in the facelifted version that was launched in 2015. The latter took only 4.2 seconds to hit 62 mph (100 km/h), an 0.4-second improvement over its predecessor.

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