The new performance package includes new engine mapping, along with the Brabus PowerXtra CPC auxiliary control unit, the Brabus BoostXtra adapter, and a special duct for the airbox.
The Brabus BoostXtra adapter allows the turbocharged engine to make “a sporty blow-off noise like a racecar”, which is rather excellent news for turbo-sneezing admirers and forced-induction connoisseurs.
The subtle engine modifications allow the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine to produce an extra 28 HP (29 PS) and 37 lb-ft (50 Nm) of torque, for a total of 444 HP (450 PS) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm). Brabus claims that the 0-62 mph (100 km/h) drops to 3.7 seconds, down from the stock’s 3.9 seconds. Top speed remains unchanged, at 168 mph (270 km/h).
In addition, Brabus offers a set of height-adjustable sports springs, which can lower the sizzling hot hatch between 0 and 30 mm, and a set of tailor-made Monoblock Z 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 245/30 Continental tires. The new wheels feature ten spokes with polished surfaces and offer “outstanding strength and lightweight construction”.
The interior of the Brabus-tuned Mercedes-AMG A45 S features stainless scuff plates with the Brabus logo, which can be illuminated in 64 different colors in coordination with the ambient lighting, a set of Brabus aluminum pedals, and of course quality branded velour floor mats.
For customers wishing a more personalized interior, Brabus offers the option of an exclusive leather interior, offered in virtually any color and upholstery design.
The Brabus upgrade package for the Mercedes-AMG A45 S is accompanied by a three-year warranty, after passing Germany’s TÜV type approval test.