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Tom

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3.9 secs / 421ps / 500nm / 2L 4cyl turbo / 8 speed DCT / 4WD / 270kmh / A45S Edition 1 RM459,888 / CLA45S (4.0 secs) RM448,888

AMG’s newest 4 pot 4WD rockets arrive Malaysia in 3 distinct flavours. At the very top, pushing way over 400hp are the ludicrous AMG A45S hatch and CLA45S 4dr coupe with their savage panamericana grille, a new engine and 8 speed dct box, Followed by the lite-version 300hp AMG A35 hatch.



New 4 cylinder 45
Revamped and reversed, the new M139 2L twin scroll turbo is an extensively revised version of the previous 360hp engine, rotated 180 degrees, exhaust facing firewall, then fortified to comfortably surpass the 400hp bracket right out of the box. All from a 4 cylinder and still “one man one engine” production in AMG Affalterbach.





4WD+
The A45s and CLA45S gets fancy 4Matic+ 4WD axles that can turn it into a pure RWD in a blink of an eye, a feature that has been passed down from bigger badder brother E63S. The rear wheels are powered independently via 2 extra electronically controlled clutches, which allows it to manipulate all 400hp like a smart 4WD should, or to drift on command simply by pulling the shift paddles.



3 quarter 45 – The A35 hatch is a new level of entry into the sacred AMG world, which used to be the C43 previously. As an adolescent A45S, the A35 is 1 dct gear less at 7 speed, makes meaty 300hp / 400nm from tuned 2L 4 cylinder turbo from the A250 and even has 4WD. On the inside, apart from the tech cockpit, there’s plenty of alcantara upholstery to please enthusiasts despite the lack of full AMG furniture.

A35 AMG : 4.7 secs / 306ps / 400nm / 2L 4cyl turbo / 7 speed DCT / 4WD / 250kmh / RM 379,888











 

ixeo

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I have to honestly say, visually, they are really attractive. But being a FWD biased platform, with the engine mounted the wrong way, with that kind of asking price, maybe I’ll look at the M2.

That being said, this oozes far more appeal. Both externally and inside the cabin.
 
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I have to honestly say, visually, they are really attractive. But being a FWD biased platform, with the engine mounted the wrong way, with that kind of asking price, maybe I’ll look at the M2.

That being said, this oozes far more appeal. Both externally and inside the cabin.
wat it means? it's has FWD platform with 4WD setup?
 

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I have to honestly say, visually, they are really attractive. But being a FWD biased platform, with the engine mounted the wrong way, with that kind of asking price, maybe I’ll look at the M2.

That being said, this oozes far more appeal. Both externally and inside the cabin.
but it's 4 matic. Not quite fwd biased no?

and yeah, the new mercs are bloody gorgeous.

wat it means? it's has FWD platform with 4WD setup?
no, he said FWD biased, meaning it's more of a FWD bias - leaning towards fwd more than rwd or 4WD.
 
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I have to honestly say, visually, they are really attractive. But being a FWD biased platform, with the engine mounted the wrong way, with that kind of asking price, maybe I’ll look at the M2.

That being said, this oozes far more appeal. Both externally and inside the cabin.
Agreed. Breathtaking in appearance, jaw dropping numbers. I'm not bothered by it being FWD or RWD biased, I'm more concerned about Chris Harris's short summary about the A45S. Have they ruined it this time?

 

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Agreed. Breathtaking in appearance, jaw dropping numbers. I'm not bothered by it being FWD or RWD biased, I'm more concerned about Chris Harris's short summary about the A45S. Have they ruined it this time?

i wonder how many AMG owners will actually take their cars onto the track in stock form. Personally I take Chris' feedback with a grain of salt because he likes old manual no assistance cars like the Alfaholics GTV and all. If I'm looking for a track weapon I'd go with his advice but most AMG owners will be driving down some highway and parking in some posh neighborhood so yeah.
 
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wat it means? it's has FWD platform with 4WD setup?
Yes. The A platform is FWD. In the AMG cars, they added 4WD. If you see the Chris Harris's comment, understeer on the way in, which, by the way is the nature of FWD -- it can be defeated electronically. Cars are getting better and better.

but it's 4 matic. Not quite fwd biased no?

and yeah, the new mercs are bloody gorgeous.


no, he said FWD biased, meaning it's more of a FWD bias - leaning towards fwd more than rwd or 4WD.
Can't change the beast, there's only so much power it can send to the rear wheels. *So far* I am not aware of any FWD biased 4WD that can send 100% power to the rear wheels. If it can, then the car can really drift.

That yellow pops.
 
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