• M157 versus M133 Round 2 - A45 AMG versus W212 E63 AMG drag race

      We have already seen a drag race between these two motors previously as Auto Express drag raced the A45 AMG versus the CLS63 AMG wagon. This time around, the A45 AMG is going to go up against the lighter E63 AMG sedan. The E63 AMG has brute force on its side with the 5.5 liter twin turbo M157 V8 although this is the standard 550 horsepower version and not the 577 horsepower 4Matic all wheel drive AMG S model.

      The A45 AMG has 'only' 355 horsepower but it is underrated. It also is mated to an all wheel drive drivetrain with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission versus the automatic in the E63 AMG. The M133 2.0 liter turbocharged motor is proving potent as our friends in Australia showed the platform is powering the A45/CLA45 AMG to 12 second 1/4 mile runs in the ~110 trap speed range.

      So how does little brother do versus its big brother? Check out how CAR did pitting the vehicles against each other in a drag race below.

      P.S. CAR, a drag race without trap speeds is only telling part of the picture. You're professionals? Really?

      This article was originally published in forum thread: M157 versus M133 Round 2 - A45 AMG versus W212 E63 AMG drag race started by PetroC63 View original post
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SCGT Click here to enlarge
        I see a vid like this and think "wow, nice job Merc engineers, making that AWD and boosted little 2 liter put up a good showing." Pretty sure no one would ever watch that vid and think the A45 = E63 performance. Come on.
        Exactly. Some people man...