Mercedes-AMG A45

Mercedes-AMG A45 review

Interior layout
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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

A great driving position is important in any car, but it’s even more crucial in a hot hatch. Fortunately, the A45 gets the basics right; the standard, figure-hugging sports seats hold you in position securely through corners and the steering wheel has plenty of up-and-down and in-and-out movement. The pedals are positioned slightly too far to the right, but not uncomfortably so.

A carbonfibre-effect dashboard comes as standard, as do red vent surrounds and stitching, which all help to brighten up the otherwise grey dashboard. Interior quality is a little disappointing given the high price, though – the cheaper Audi S3 is much classier inside.

Like every A-Class, the A45 has a fixed iPad-style display in the centre of its dashboard. The system is actually controlled using a rotary dial positioned between the front seats, rather than pressing the screen, and sat-nav and a DAB radio are included in the price. It’s just a shame the on-screen menus are a bit confusing.

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There are 4 trims available for the A-Class hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
SE
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Sport
Mid-rung Sport is our favourite trim. Over and above SE trim, you get more attractive 1...View trim
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AMG Line
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A 35 AMG
The A35 hot hatch gets 18in bi-colour wheels, AMG bumpers front and rear, a sports exha...View trim
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