Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
even modded N54 vs modded A45

A45 has the consistency of DCT, so takes a pretty good driver with a pretty good N54

that said, an extra liter with bigger turbos, it's not hard to get the N54 quicker.
Yupp that sounds about right. The n54 also has the advantage of the huge aftermarket out for it while the A/CLA45 is still developing. The only fair test would be a piggyback a45 vs piggyback n54. Once you add intake, dp, e85, etc to the n54 it will take off. Will see how the a45 responds to further bolt ons but the results of just piggybacks looks promising.

Once you start going bigger turbos the 2.0 will always be behind in lag