It sports the most powerful four-cylinder production engine on the planet – the all-new 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 S Edition 1 delivers an almighty blow to the hot hatch segment.

With the Australian model missing out on the petrol particulate filter, does it sound any different and is it any faster? Paul gets behind the wheel to find out.

Rear our full detailed written review of the 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 S Edition 1 here, or watch our video review above.