Chris Harris Manages to Powerslide a CLA 45 AMG

It's safe to say that the Mercedes-Benz MFA (Modular Front Architecture) platform is a resounding success, with each model based on it selling in record numbers in 2013.
Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Drifting 1 photo
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The CLA is arguably the prettiest Mercedes-Benz on the MFA platform, while its 45 AMG version represents the smallest AMG sedan you can currently buy.

Considering that the CLA 45 AMG uses a front-wheel drive-based 4Matic system, you could say that it doesn't exactly have the most fun-inducing type of traction. As a matter of fact, most reviewers who have tested the car so far have said that at the limit it delivers a melange between the understeer of a front-driven car and the stability of an all-wheel driven one.

None of them managed to send enough power to the rear wheels in order to powerslide the CLA 45 AMG through a corner until now. On the other hand, not all of them are Chris Harris, as it can be easily observed in the very short Drive video bellow.

The cameraman's “How the f**k did he do that?” exclamation at the end is priceless. We can't wait for the full video review.

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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 project.
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