mcchip gives the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG V8-like grunt

The Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG is already a lethal little package, without the need for tuning. In fact, it’s currently equipped with the most powerful factory 2.0-litre engine on the market. Even so, mcchip-dkr has come up with an extensive tune for the beast.

McChip Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG

In standard form the A 45 AMG comes with a 2.0-litre heavily turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 265kW and 450Nm. With the help of a mcchip engine computer tweak, outputs can be boosted to three different levels.

The stage 1 package boosts power to 294kW and an impressive 535Nm. Moving up to the stage 2 tune and 309kW and the same 535Nm is sent through all four wheels. For those that enjoy a level of performance that’s capable of peeling back your forehead as you accelerate, stage 3 lifts power to a V8-like 331kW and 550Nm.

How does this translate into tarmac performance? Well, considering the standard A 45 is able to conquer 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds, we have no doubt the stage 3 kit could see this figure tumble right down into the low 4.0-seconds region, potentially dipping into 3s with a good launch.

In other areas, mcchip offers customers a suitably beefed up handling setup with KW Clubsport coilovers, while a set of mbDesign KV1 19-inch alloy wheels give the hatch a meaty stance. The wheels are wrapped in sticky Dunlop Sport Maxx Race tyres measuring 235/35. The company’s show car wears mb1 19-inch wheels wearing 225/35 rubber.

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.