Hear an A 45 AMG Make Exhaust Popcorn

When Mercedes-Benz officially confirmed the characteristics of the engine which was to power the AMG version of the A-Class (W176), a lot of AMG fans weren't exactly pleased, especially since the nutters from Affalterbach were never known for making engines with less than five cylinders.
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The AMG aficionados soon calmed down after hearing the official specs of the M133 four-cylinder turbocharged mill, with the 360 hp and 450 Nm (332 lb ft) of torque transforming the A 45 AMG into the hottest hot hatch on the planet in terms of raw power.

Those figures also made the two-liter M133 the most powerful production four-cylinder in the world, while also preserving some of the other qualities of a four-pot, such as a low fuel consumption.

Even the specifications alone would have been enough to shut everyone up, there still remained some who wanted to berate the model for not having a powerful exhaust sound, especially since a stock M156 6.2-liter V8 is pretty much the greatest sounding eight-cylinder engine ever and no four-pot could ever compete with it.

Apparently, AMG engineers thought about this detail also, since the A 45 AMG is available with a performance exhaust that makes the car sound like it's either a WRC car or it's making popcorn inside the exhaust.

Either way, the A 45 AMG's soundtrack, despite not being even remotely similar with any other AMG (apart from the CLA and GLA 45 AMG, that is) has arguably become one of the model's most distinctive qualities.

Don't believe us? Try not to fall in love with it after watching the following video, especially since the car in question is also sporting the aerodynamic package, which enforces the WRC look and sound even more.

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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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