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Audi S3 and Mercedes CLA 45 AMG in 0-260 km/h duel

If you are in the market for a small yet punchy sedan, two of the hottest choices at the moment would have to be the Audi S3 Sedan and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG. In this video we get to see both cars dueling in an exciting 0-260 km/h sprint. The Ingolstadt offering makes use of a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with 300 PS and 380 Nm which is enough for a 0-100 km/h sprint in 5.3 seconds.

As for the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG, this one too has a four-pot 2.0 turbo but it’s considerably more powerful as it develops 360 PS and 450 Nm which is why some people might not consider these two cars as being direct rivals. Chances are the upcoming RS3 will be able to match or even top the output numbers offered by the range-topping CLA. Thanks to the additional oomph, the CLA 45 AMG sprints to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds so it’s significantly quicker than the S3 Sedan.

In this video we see the cars starting from idle and sprinting up until 260 km/h without using launch control. As you would imagine, the CLA 45 AMG manages to be a tad quicker than the S3 Sedan but the latter still manages to put in a good fight.

Adrian

I live and breathe cars and Audi has been in my heart for as long as I remember. And also my first "real" car