A 45 AMG vs A 45 AMG With And Without Launch Control

Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG vs A 45 AMG. 1 photo
Photo: RecombuCars/YouTube
Pitting two identical cars against each other in a drag race wouldn't normally be considered an interesting idea, but when in one of the cars you put five-times DTM champion Bernd Schneider then you have something going.
That is precisely what the Brits from Recombu (Read Compare Buy) Cars did some time ago with two Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG models.

In one of them they put Bernd Schneider, who is now also a Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador, and instructed him not use the launch control function of the bonkers hot hatch from Affalterbach.

In the other A 45 AMG they put “someone's mom”, who is apparently an older lady using a stick to walk, whom they taught how to use the car's launch control system and slip away from the drag line quite a bit faster than Bernd.

Needless to say, what at first seemed like a meaningless drag race turned out to be an epic video in which one of the A 45's best features (the dual clutch's launch control function, ed) became even more important in our eyes.

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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 project.
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