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Does a Mercedes-AMG A35 stand a chance against a BMW M340i?

17-01-2022 12:00
Drag races typically occur between similarly positioned or at least similarly specced cars, but some of the best races out there pitted very different vehicles against each other.

Drag races typically occur between similarly positioned or at least similarly specced cars, but some of the best races out there pitted very different vehicles against each other.

This video puts a Mercedes-AMG A35 up against a BMW M340i. The former has a weight advantage at just 1,570 kg (3,461 lbs) versus 1,746 kg (3,850 lbs). The Bavarian car compensates for that by bringing a 3.0-liter inline-six to the fight, rated at 388 PS (383 hp / 285 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. The A35 is tamer with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo, 306 PS (302 hp / 225 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque at the output end.

The race took place on wet asphalt in less-than-perfect weather conditions, so road grip played a major role in the outcome. Watch until the end for a bonus run between a heavily loaded M340i and an empty A35.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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