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A 45 AMG Exhaust Making Popcorn on a Mountain Road

One of the most talked about unknowns of the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG before its official launch was the sound of its exhaust, especially since V8 and V12 soundtracks are an AMG specialty and they had never manufactured a four-cylinder before.
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When the first videos with the car arrived, the sound of its exhaust divided car fans in two separate camps.

The ones who literally hate four-cylinder engines and were expecting the roar of an M156 V8 from the tiny M133 four-cylinder in the A 45 AMG were obviously disappointed, while rally fans got exactly what they were expecting.

Personally, we are in the second camp, and although we'll never pass the sound of an M156/M159 over it, the A 45 AMG's engine gives us the right tingles down the spine when the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission shifts.

The popcorn-making sounds it occasionally makes aren't something to be ashamed with either, making bystanders believe it's sporting a much larger engine.

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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the autoevolution.com project.
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