Indulge Yourself With Some A 45 AMG Exhaust Sounds

When it was first launched, the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG pretty much destroyed the entire idea of a hot hatch and brought an entirely new one, raising the bar so high that it now can be easily called the king of the hot hatches.
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Powered by a two-liter four-cylinder engine that has been augmented by AMG with a ginormous twin-scroll turbocharger, the A 45 AMG can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standing start in just 4.6 seconds, while the quarter mile is done in mid 12s.

In case that is not obvious, those type of times were recently only available from cars with twice the number of cylinders and twice the displacement, not to mention rear-wheel drive or at least rear-based all-wheel drive.

The A 45 AMG is actually front-wheel drive-based, with the car becoming all-wheel drive only when the front wheels lose traction, which makes its performance even more incredible from our point of view.

Its M133 four-cylinder develops no less than 360 hp and 450 Nm (332 lb ft) of torque, figures which are easily achievable by a 4.5-liter naturally aspirated V8. This is why Mercedes-AMG GmbH decided to call the model “45” instead of “20”, which would have been inline with the actual cylinder displacement.

After all said and done, the A 45 AMG would have probably been a bit less successful if its entire cachet would have been brought by its performance, which is why the skunkwork engineers in Affalterbach also fitted the car with a cracking (literally, ed) performance exhaust system.

You can check out how the optional exhaust system sounds in the video below, which can probably resurrect a lot of WRC-related memories in some people, as it certainly did with us.

The “brap!” sound that can be heard during each gearshift is almost intoxicating, while the popcorn noise on the overrun harks back to a supercar-like V8 or V10 engine with a flatplane crankshaft. Enjoy!

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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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