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CLA 45 AMG vs SLS AMG GT Exhaust Battle

Obviously, no matter how extreme the modifications to the engine are, four cylinders will never compare with eight cylinders when it comes to exhaust sounds, especially when the eight-cylinder engine is question is the legendary M159 6.2-liter V8 from AMG.
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In our case though, we are talking about two mighty AMG engines. One is the ferocious-sounding M159 in the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT, while the other is the bonkers M133 two-liter four-cylinder in the CLA 45 AMG.

Each of the two cars' exhaust sounds are more than able to raise each hair from a bystander's back in its own way, while the tonality is as different between the two as snow is from ice.

Since snow is actually formed by tiny ice particles, while a V8 engine is technically formed by two inline-four cylinder blocks, we could take the comparison further and say that the two types of exhaust sounds are as complementary as are the engines themselves.

In other words, this is not exactly an exhaust battle but more of a concert, with each engine having its own role in the orchestra ensemble, so we can't actually pick a winner. To some, the WRC-like sounds of the CLA 45 AMG are probably more exciting than the rumbling muscle car roar of the SLS AMG GT, while to others it's completely the opposite. Do you guys have a preference?

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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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