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Mercedes AMG A45 S. Image: NewsPress
Mercedes AMG A45 S. Image: NewsPress

• We list the most powerful hot hatches on sale in SA

• Volkswagen GTI TCR and Renault Megane RS Trophy 300 arrive imminently 

• Mercedes-AMG launched their A45 S and A35 models in SA 

If you're in the market for a new hot hatch this year you're spoiled for choice. From the Mercedes-AMG A45 S to the Hyundai i30N there's a lot to choose from depending on what your taste is. 

The German and Korean along with efforts from Volkswagen with the Golf GTI TCR and Renault's Megane RS 300 Trophy are some of the new models that buyers can choose from. 

With the A45 S sporting the most powerful four-cylinder in a production car producing 310kW and 500Nm, we thought we'd countdown the most powerful hot hatches on sale in Mzansi. 

There are a few cars that produce identical power figures compared to their rivals. Only one of the six cars on our list is front-wheel drive, that hatch is also solitary entry that has a manual gearbox. 

Without any further discussion, have a look at the list and let us know which one you'd happily drive. 

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