Pump up The Volume For This A 45 AMG

To our knowledge, there is no other inline four-cylinder engine currently in production whose exhaust sound harks back to WRC cars more than the bonkers M133 powerplant in the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG.
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We are of course talking about an A 45 AMG fitted with the optional Performance exhaust system, which enhances the “brap!” sounds heard between gearshifts and the popcorn noises heard on the overrun.

Powered by a two-liter four-pot with a huge twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection, the internally-codenamed M133 delivers no less than 360 hp and 450 Nm (332 lb ft) of torque, making it the most powerful four-cylinder engine currently in production.

Those numbers are enough to make the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG accelerate from naught to 100 km/h 62 mph) in just 4.6 seconds with Launch Control, a performance that puts it into standard Porsche 911 territory.

Since the combination between displacement, the number of cylinders and a humongous turbocharger is a very good recipe for a almost no exhaust sound whatsoever, we think it's rather impressive that the nutters from Affalterbach managed to make it sound so good.

Simply put, if you don't consider that an A 45 AMG with Performance exhaust sounds good there is most likely a huge chance that you either don't have an appreciation for rally racing or are close to being deaf. Either way, we feel for you. Maybe the following video might make you change your mind though.

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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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