This Might be The World's Fastest Chip-Tuned A 45 AMG

Some of you might remember the rebellious Brits from Rebellion Automotive from their bonkers 435 hp Stage II Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG or, better yet, what is arguably the fastest Mercedes-Benz C 350 CDI (C204) in the world.
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What we're interested now is their Stage I power kit for the hottest hot hatch of them all – the aforementioned A 45 AMG.

As most of you know, the stock model develops no less than 360 hp and 450 Nm (332 lb ft) of torque, which is enough to catapult the compact hatch from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.6 seconds.

For most people out there, that amount of performance is more than enough for the cheapest AMG ever, especially since the fuel consumption is comparable to that of a regular two-liter econobox.

Rebellion Automotive are more than sure that the M133 turbocharged four-cylinder under the A 45 AMG's hood has plenty of hidden ponies though, and this is where their Stage I power kit comes in.

Consisting of a plug and play ECU that can be installed in just around 15 minutes and costing just GBP 899, it squeezes 50 bhp and 90 Nm (66 lb ft) of torque more from the tiny four-pot, but this is not the most impressive bit.

The most eye-opening feature of this chip tune is the fact that a model fitted with it just became one of the if not the fastest A 45 AMG that doesn't have the engine's or the turbocharger's internals replaced.

Just two days ago, on a not exactly dry day, a Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG fitted with the Stage I ECU tune by Rebellion Automotive managed just a whisker above 12 seconds in an organized quarter mile drag racing event.

If that isn't enough to make your jaws drop, be reminded that the naught to 97 km/h (62 mph) time achieved by the model is around 3.8-3.9 seconds, while the Stage II version should be even faster than that. On top of it, as far as we know an even more extensive tune in the shape of a Stage III variant is currently in the making.
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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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