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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