David never knew the exact force of his opponent Goliath. That’s why he probably had the courage to fight him and was able to eventually defeat him. That’s probably the case with this Mercedes-AMG A 45. The brave car-driver couple fight brother from another mother Mercedes-AMG G 63 with Brabus tuning and supercars in drag races.
You rarely get to see such brave outsiders at the drag race strip. They come out of nowhere, in the shape of hot hatches, to fight established giants of the sport.
The first fight puts the A 45 right next to a GLE 45. The latter sees itself left behind easily by the agile compact.
But things get different when a Porsche 991 Turbo S joins the drag race strip. The Merc resorts to just eating its dust. A G 63 with a Brabus wide body kit and with an upgrade on the engine (most likely the Brabus 700), must though admit it’s just not fast enough to keep up with its brother from another (compact) mother.
A BMW M4 puts some distance ahead of the A 45, forcing it to show some respect.
What draws attention is another Mercedes-AMG A 45, in the S 4MATIC+ top-of-the-range variant, that dares to fight a Ferrari 488 Pista. There’s not much to say about this drag race but the hot hatch was brave to deal with the Italian supercar.
The German is powered by the company’s 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. And despite being the most powerful of its kind in production, at 421 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque, it can by no means fight the Italian supercar. Its 3.9-second run from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) is lightyears away from that of the Ferrari).
The Ferrari 488 comes with the company’s famous 3.9-liter V8 that delivers 720 horsepower and 770 Nm of torque. It only needs 2.8 seconds to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill. Figures confirm it: the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ never stood a chance.