This A 45 AMG Does The Quarter in Less Than 12.3 Seconds

Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG (AU-Spec) 1 photo
Photo: Wilall Racing via Benzboost
Australians, like Americans, are pretty much obsessed with straight line speed and quarter mile times from their most powerful cars.
Which is among the many reason for which the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG might sell in a rather hefty amount of numbers for an AMG in the land down under.

With the CLA 45 AMG already proving its quarter mile credentials against a home-bred HSV GTS, it is now time to see the little Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG that could.

With nothing but a plug-and-play ECU tuning kit, the Aussies from Wilall Racing Pty managed to get an A 45 AMG do a 12.280 seconds run in the quarter mile, or about as fast as a late 1990s supercar.

Truth be told, the plug-and-play ECU kit may or may not have increased the M133's engine from 360 hp to a lot of over 400 hp, but the drag time is more than impressive either way for a FWD-based compact car.

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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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