Car News 27 Nov 2015

New F1-themed Mercedes-AMG A 45 Petronas

Mercedes will release a special F1-inspired hatchback in celebration of their championship-winning team.

The Mercedes-AMG A 45 Petronas 2015 World Champion Edition will feature F1 styling, including silver and turquoise (‘petrol green’) livery, a large front splitter and a roof spoiler at the rear to give the car an extra sporty edge. There is the choice of three different shades of grey, which match the 19-inch cross-spoke alloys, detailed with a green flash in the centre of the wheels.

The grey/green colour scheme is continued through the interior, with turquoise-stitched leather or fabric sports seats and F1 details on the dashboard and steering wheel. The 4-wheel drive special edition gets the same 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine with seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox as the standard car.

The F1 edition will debut at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and is expected to go on sale next year for around £46,000.