It was way back in September 2018 when Mercedes-AMG made it official that the fire-breathing A45 hot hatch will have a baby brother, the A35. Despite serving as an entry-level model, it comes with over 300 PS and has plenty of go-fast tech that makes it quick and agile as other sports cars.

Now, Mercedes-AMG is preparing for the world debut of the all-new A45. And what better way to tease their most powerful hatchback by letting it loose in snow-filled Sweden and watch it do what it does best, slide through the corners.

Mercedes-AMG A45 teaser image

Still draped in camouflage, it's hard to see how will the A45 differ from the more mild-mannered A35. However, we did notice that the A45 comes with a quad exhaust system instead of just dual exhausts. In addition, it looks like the A45 will come with bigger wheels and tires, as well as a more aggressive aero pack.

But what is perhaps its most wicked feature is that it will apparently have a 'drift mode' available. This means drivers can kick the tail out should they want to, allowing them to drift the hatchback much like a rear-wheel drive car.

Mercedes-AMG A45 teaser image

As for what's under the hood, supposedly the A45 will come with a beefier 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four. If the A35 already impresses with 306 PS, the A45 will come with over 380 PS. And if that's not enough, an A45 S variant will apparently crank out 416 PS.

Mercedes-AMG A45 teaser image

Mercedes-AMG has yet to state as to when the all-new A45 will make its official debut. More than likely, the most powerful A-Class could officially be revealed in September at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.