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Project: Power&Handling Upgrade Package
Company: VÄTH Automotive Engineering
Vehicle: Mercedes Benz A 45 AMG
Performance: engine electronics optimization (425 hp instead of the serial 360 hp), adjustable valve axle back exhaust system
Handling: club sport coilovers lowering option of 20 to 65 mm, adjustable shock absorbers
Wheels: 8,5×20″ 3-Piece VÄTH Steel Wheels
Official Press Release by VÄTH:
TUNING OPPORTUNITIES presented by VÄTH FOR AMG A 45
As well known, the main field of activities of the worldwide working VÄTH automotive engineering company, in Hoesbach, Germany, consists in a carefully thought out comprehensive approach for vehicles coming first of all from the Mercedes-Benz company. Besides the engine tuning, there are available also smartly styled aerodynamic kits, high quality Light metal wheels, different sports chassis and exclusive interior equipments. As well, VAETH offers sports exhaust systems in the most various variants and matched to the particular car performance braking systems.
This way, VÄTH automotive engineering presents tuning opportunities for Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, the revolutionized new edition of the smallest member of the Mercedes family in a beefed up version.
At first should be mentioned the engine electronics optimization up to V 45 S by individual fine tuning including v-max augmentation up to 280 kmph in original engine control with the following result: Out of the 1.991 ccm engine capacity now come 425 HP (= 312 kW) instead of the serial 360 HP and 515 Nm of max. torque. Additional, there is offered a down pipe installation named 45 EVO with 200 cells VA-stainless steel made trimetal cat, which is good already for some percents more of power.
In addition, there is a technically sophisticated valve axle back exhaust, adjustable, by the way, by button touch, likewise made of VA stainless steel with each one oval end pipe in 140 x 90 mm and crimped end pipe edges on the right and on the left.
In terms of driving dynamics, VAETH offers club sport coilovers for street and speedway with lowering opportunity of 20 to 65 mm, the shock absorbers of which are adjustable in hardness and height (hardness adjusting only in mounted state). Thus, optimal and secure handling without loss of comfort is guaranteed. All of this including MOT-approval, of course.
Meanwhile the technical finesses are “visible” at most for the specialist, the exclusive three part forged VAETH steel rims with titan colored star are real eye catchers, because they come dimensioned in 8,5×20 in. with adequate tire set in 225/30R20 on the front and 9,5×20 in. with 265/25R20 on the rear axle. VÄTH mounted one-piece rims 8,5 x19 and 9,5 x19 inch with 235/35-19 tires or 255/30-19er on request.
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