You indubitably can’t fault the straight-line efficiency of the Mercedes-AMG A45, with a 0-62mph time of 3.9 seconds making it as rapid because the unusual G82 BMW M4 and other far more costly, more irregular machines. That you just would be able to additionally very smartly be paying one hell of a top class over the very correct A35 for the extra shove, even supposing, with the A45 S coming in at a pockets-annihilating £15,000 more.
Whenever you happen to merely are desirous to circulate as like a flash because the A45 S and aren’t fussed by the trick, oversteer-inducing all-wheel power device (which finally can if truth be told feel uncommon infrequently), you’d additionally loyal give Posaidon a hoop. The German firm, which hit headlines a whereas wait on for its 520bhp A45 ‘RS’, has published a number of tuning alternate suggestions for the ‘lesser’ AMG’d A-Class.
Likelihood number one is a device tweak, which increases the 2.0-litre inline-four’s energy from 302bhp to 350bhp, with the torque jumping from 295lb ft to 369. Alternatively, Posaidon will set up a stride-and-play tuning field, giving the the same energy make bigger however a a diminutive bit decrease torque output of 354lb ft. Either of those alternate suggestions will drop the 0-62mph time by four-tenths to loyal 4.3 seconds, with the halt tempo sitting moderately at 174mph.
For the correct A45-bothering medication, even supposing, you are desirous to salvage the A35 ‘RS400’. Because the name implies, this offers 400hp (395bhp), backed up by a 406lb ft wallop of torque. The kit drops the 0-62mph time to four seconds useless, sooner than the pass A45 we don’t salvage within the UK, and loyal a tenth off the A45 S which is supplied here. Acquire somewhere correct, and it’ll be doable to hit 183mph.
Any other time, device fiddling is concerned, in conjunction with the correct of an upgraded turbocharger. To make essentially the a lot of the newfound shove, Posaidon also tunes the device for the automobile’s seven-tempo dual-dangle automatic gearbox.
The mods aren’t restricted to the A35, either – they’re correct to circulate on any of the half of-paunchy AMG vehicles powered by the M260 twin-scroll turbocharged engine. That methodology it’s doable to unlock 395bhp on (deep breath) – the A35, the A35 saloon, the CLA35, the GLA35 and the GLB35. And the S versions of those vehicles. Obvs.
Posaidon hasn’t supplied up costs loyal but, however we would possibly perchance perchance additionally honest additionally be moderately determined the RS400 pack will work out substantially less pricey than splurging on a ‘45.