Which “charged” hatchback will be faster than the BMW M135i or Mercedes-AMG A35?December 29, 2019
In the world of high-performance hatchbacks, the German Mercedes-AMG A35 and BMW M135i are among the best in their class. These four-wheel drive “kids” with a powerful turbocharged engine are the most affordable models from BMW and Mercedes, but which one is faster in a straight race?
Before we discuss the results of the race, let’s get to know our today’s heroes of the day. Firstly, we have the new Mercedes-AMG A35, which represents the most affordable AMG sports brand product on sale today. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine rated for 302 horsepower. All of the torque is transmitted to the Mercedes-AMG 4Matic + all-wheel drive system via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Thanks to an interesting scheme of operation, the all-wheel drive system can send 50% of the available torque to the rear axle; as a result, the car accelerates to 100 km / h in up to 4.6 seconds.
The latest generation BMW M135i has changed its rear-wheel drive platform in favor of a more traditional all-wheel drive layout.
The machine is equipped with a 2.06-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with a capacity of 306 horsepower, which is a very competitive indicator in this segment. Torque from the engine is fed through an 8-speed automatic transmission to the BMW X-Drive all-wheel drive system, thanks to which, the first hundred is achieved in a little longer time – in 4.8 seconds.
Based only on power indicators, the BMW M135i and Mercedes A35 AMG are very well matched for competition with each other. With similar engines, transmissions and dynamic characteristics, the race between these two “evil” kids will be very interesting.
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