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Mercedes-AMG A45 4MATIC Special Edition Celebrates Successful Formula One Season

To say the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team had a successful season in 2015 is a blatant understatement. It was a one-horse race from the start in the constructor’s championship, and the only question related to the driver’s championship was whether the second place was going to go to a MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS driver as well.

It did, so at the end of the year, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS won everything there was to be won in what’s arguably the highest echelon of motorsport. Obviously, that called for a celebration, and that’s precisely what will happen at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart where the 2015 edition of Stars & Cars will take place.

But until then, Mercedes-AMG released a special edition A45 4MATIC to mark the occasion. As was expected, the main inspiration points come from the winning team’s Formula One car, the F1 W06 HYBRID.

Named a “Silver Arrow for every day,” the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 2015 World Champion Edition A45 4MATIC comes with a set of exterior and interior features that set it apart from the rest of the range by giving it a unique look. The special version comes in a selection of grey tones (mountain grey metallic, designo mountain grey magno, and polar silver metallic, to be more precise), but it also gets the green and black highlights specific to the successful race car.

The visual package also includes some aerodynamic tweaks in the form of a new, larger front splitter and a rear roof spoiler also inspired by the F1 single seater. Rounding off the exterior appearance is a set of 19-inch cross-spoke wheels in titanium grey with a petroleum green rim flange for contrast.

On the inside, the only real exclusive features are the high-quality badge on the lid of the storage compartment that predictably says MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team and the electrically adjustable Performance sports seats with a distinctive striped design. Apart from that, the special edition Mercedes-AMG A45 4MATIC comes with most of the optional equipment you can imagine. This would partially explain the astronomical asking price that amounts to €65,402.4 in Germany (and can go as high as €66,818.5 with the designo mountain grey magno matte paint). That’s almost ridiculously high.

But Mercedes-AMG doesn’t care what we think and will go on as planned, launching the special edition A45 4MATIC today in Abu Dhabi, ahead of this weekend’s Grand Prix. The car will be available for purchase for a limited period of time starting January 2016 and ending the same year in May.

Affalterbach. It doesn't get any better: with victory in the constructors' world championship as well as the drivers' championship plus runner-up titles clocked up by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team has achieved the ultimate in motorsport's champion’s league in 2015. To mark the end of the season Mercedes-AMG is celebrating this outstanding team achievement with an exclusive special model: the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 2015 World Champion Edition of the A 45 4MATIC blends the expressive Formula 1 look of the victorious Silver Arrows with particularly extensive and unique equipment.

A Silver Arrow for everyday: with the ingenious streamlining package, the large 19inch wheels and the characteristic foiling the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 2015 World Champion Edition is taking the Formula 1 success from the race track to the road. "With the World Champion Edition we would like to share with our customers our delight and pride in the strong performance of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team," said Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG. "This is a way for every fan to share the success of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg."

The striking external characteristic of the exclusive edition of the A 45 is the hallmark foiling with petrol green and black highlights in the design of the winning F1 W06 HYBRID super model. Then there is the ingenious streamlining package. At the front it includes a larger splitter and special flics and there is the roof spoiler at the tail end, also inspired by motorsport's champion’s league. Available for selection as paintwork for the edition are mountain grey metallic, designo mountain grey magno and polar silver metallic.

To match there are 19-inch cross-spoke wheels painted in titanium grey and accentuated with a petrol green rim flange. Further equipment includes the Night package, the AMG Performance seats, the AMG Exclusive package plus the AMG

Exclusive interior with motorsport citations

The interior also radiates a racing atmosphere. The exclusive distinguishing feature is a high-quality badge on the lid of the stowage compartment with the official lettering of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team. The electronically adjustable Performance sports seats in leather/DINAMICA microfibre offer increased lateral support even in fast, dynamic bends and immediately attract attention with their exclusive striped design. The fine petrol green topstitching on the armrests and dashboard, the petrol green rings in the air vents plus the seat belts, also with petrol green highlight strips, round off the high-quality impression. The Performance steering wheel in DINAMICA microfibre boasts petrol green topstitching and a 12 o'clock mark in the same colour.

The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 2015 World Champion Edition is celebrating its world premiere as part of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Yas Marina on 26 November 2015 and from January 2016 it will be available for a limited time, until May 2016. The price in Germany is 65,402.40 euros (incl. 19% VAT), 66,818.50 euros in conjunction with the designo mountain grey magno matt paint.

With a maximum output of 280 kW (381 hp), the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC is the most powerful compact athlete in the world. Thanks to the standard-fit AMG Performance all-wheel drive and the front axle differential lock, the special edition brings power to the road slip-free: 100 km/h is already reached from a standstill in 4.2 seconds.
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