It's an all Mercedes-Benz affair as the smallest and cheapest model in the AMG range goes up against one of the biggest and most powerful models to date.
The Mercedes-Benz A45 has made the legendary AMG performance a little more accessible due to its price positioning. Usually big, V8-engined AMGs have big price tags attached to them, but the A45 represents a chance to join the power club for a not-too-large investment. The A45 AMG features the world's most powerful 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine. With 265kW and 450Nm, Mercedes-Benz not only wanted to thrash its hot hatch competition, but annoy larger and more expensive cars too. Thanks to all-wheel drive, it is claimed to achieve a 0-100kph time of 4.6 seconds.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S on the other hand is the automotive equivalent of a warship. Fast, sleek and armed with a twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8, this beast offers eye-watering performance and could easily be a contender for most powerful sedan in the world. How does 430kW and 800Nm grab you?
However, while it may look like the CLS 63 AMG S will walk this race due to its huge power, you must remember the A45 is all-wheel drive whereas the bigger car has rear-wheel drive. On paper these cars are poles apart, but this is the real world where things like road surface, traction and the length of the drag strip come into play.
See a comparison between the little A45 AMG against the CLS 63 AMG S here.
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