The A45 AMG, GTI And M135i Fight To Be The Hottest Of German HatchesPatrick George6/26/13 12:00pmFiled to: Mercedes-Benz A452015 Volkswagen GTIBMW M135i75EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Would you like to see a battle between the hottest hatchbacks currently offered by Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and BMW? Who am I kidding? Of course you do!AdvertisementThe UK's Autocar recently put three fantastic but radically different hatches to the test, and the comparison is something quite a bit of fun.In one corner, we have the brand new Mercedes A45 AMG, which packs a beastly 355 horsepower and all wheel drive from its 2.0-liter turbo four. It looks cool, but it's expensive, stickering in at a whopping US $56,000. (We don't get that car, but we will get its svelte sedan version, the CLA45 AMG.) Reviewer Steve Sutcliffe says the price is worth it, and calls it "flippin' marvelous."