Mercedes-Benz has tried to keep the new Mercedes A25 AMG hot hatch a well-guarded secret, but test mules sporting minimal cladding have been caught testing in southern Germany.
The German car maker is expected to officially unveil the Mercedes-Benz A25 AMG at the Paris motor show later this year.
The new pictures reveal some substantial tweaks to the standard car’s styling compared to the standard A-class on which it is based. Chief among them are large AMG wheels, a revised front end with larger intakes and a new rear bumper to accommodate larger AMG exhausts.
Confirmed details about the mechanicals are scarce but the mega hatch is expected to be four-wheel drive with power coming from a heavily modified version of Merc’s current M271/M274 petrol engine.
Mercedes Benz High Performance Engines, the German car maker’s Nottingham-based subsidiary that builds F1 engines, has been involved in the development of the 2.0-litre engine, which Merc insists will have a higher power output that the Audi’s 2.0-litre 335bhp unit doing duty in the RS3.