BMW M2 vs. Mercedes A45 AMG Drag Race Needs Wicked Photo Finish

BMW M2 vs Mercedes A45 AMG Drag Race 1 photo
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Imagine a world where the little on-the-house appetizers filling the void generated by the food being cooked end up being just as delicious as the main course itself. In fact, you don't have to dream about this when your waiter approaches, as the automotive industry has already made things happen.
It all has to do with hot hatches, which started out about four decades ago as budget-friendly cars turned bad boys. Nevertheless, the last ten years saw the genre getting closer and closer to sportscar performance, with Mercedes-Benz having taken the horsepower cake using its 381 PS A45.

And speaking of hot hatches entering sportscar territory, we've got the perfect battle for you. This is a fight that involves the Mercedes-AMG A45 and BMW's M2.

Despite the M2 not being a purpose-built go-fast machine such as, say, the Porsche 718 Cayman, the Bimmer is one of the sharpest tools in the Old Continent shed these days.

The piece of footage at the bottom of the page, which comes from the South African aficionados over at Cars, sees the two slabs of Germany engaging in a quarter-mile shenanigan.

Sure, a drag race might not be the best way of figuring out which of the two is better at going fast, but let's face it, this is the close track racing can get to the inevitable, less-than-legal traffic light battles - we can't pretend owners of these cars stick to the speed limits all the time, waiting for the weekend to arrive, in order to duke it out at the track.

As we mention in the title, despite the massive differences between the A45 (two-liter turbo, all-wheel-drive) and the M2 (three-liter turbo, rear-wheel-drive), this fight shows what the definition of a photo finish is, so you should check it all out in the video below.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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