AMG A45 v Tuned CLA 45: DRAG RACE *Shock Result*

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It’s time for the AMG A45 S to go head to head with the AMG CLA 45 S!

Now you might think that this is a bit of an odd drag race, given both of these cars are effectively just the same but in different bodies, right? Well that’s where you’re wrong!

First up we have Mat in the AMG A45. It’s powered by a 2-litre 4 cylinder engine to deliver 421hp and 500Nm of torque. It also weighs in at 1,635kg.

Alongside him we have the CLA. However, it’s had £800 worth of Stage 1 upgrades, and as a result its 2-litre 4 cylinder produces 490hp \u0026 660Nm of torque. It also weighs in slightly heavier, at 1,675kg.

So how do you think it’ll play out? Will the wet track stop the CLA from properly putting its power down? There’s only one way to find out… LET’S RACE!

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  1. carwow


    28 ימים לפני

    Check out Mat over on Instagram -

    • Rico Smoorg

      Rico Smoorg

      15 ימים לפני


    • Mr330d


      16 ימים לפני

      Let’s settle this once and for all Diesel vs petrol. Golf 8 2.0 Tdi 150 vs 1.5 Tsi 150 💪🏻

    • Keaoleboga Loabile

      Keaoleboga Loabile

      23 ימים לפני

      Mat Please do a drag race with Toyata Quantam and Nissan minibus. I want to see something.

    • Yantonay Franco

      Yantonay Franco

      26 ימים לפני

      Please come up with a SUV drag race between the Volvo XC40 vs Volvo XC60 vs Volvo XC90

    • aroSiv ag

      aroSiv ag

      27 ימים לפני

      Mat drag an alpine vs cla, it would be close

  2. Mosa Saba

    Mosa Saba

    2 שעות לפני

    Kick down =Nm=CLA 160Nm more.

  3. Michael Guillermo

    Michael Guillermo

    4 ימים לפני

    Love that new cla 45. Dream car

  4. Ilia Lozanski

    Ilia Lozanski

    10 ימים לפני

    Imagine tuning a car, to make it slower xD

  5. luvstatus1


    11 ימים לפני

    Next time just race on top of a lake 🤦

  6. Dewan Tausif Yar Chowdhury

    Dewan Tausif Yar Chowdhury

    12 ימים לפני

    The extra 800 pounds ruined the car tbh

  7. Szymiq Offical

    Szymiq Offical

    12 ימים לפני

    OHHH yea a class

  8. Manu


    13 ימים לפני

    490 hps from a 4 cylinder? A ticking high boost time bomb waiting to explode?

  9. Rico Smoorg

    Rico Smoorg

    15 ימים לפני

    No way it’s raining. Never would have thought. What a waste of time. I soon as I saw the rain I dropped a dislike and bounced. Wasted 17 seconds though.

  10. Kurt Müller

    Kurt Müller

    16 ימים לפני

    Got to admire Mercedes Benz for launching special versions for Albanian Mafia Gangsters.

  11. Mouaad All

    Mouaad All

    18 ימים לפני

    Don't forget that the tiny One's lighter

  12. Junior Sadiki

    Junior Sadiki

    18 ימים לפני

    Mat this days your editing is so good 🔥

  13. Paul Chambers

    Paul Chambers

    19 ימים לפני

    Matt.....great at launching, absolute shit at gauging when to brake for the end of the runway.

  14. R J

    R J

    19 ימים לפני

    Cla 45 my dream car 😍

  15. Fire Hazard

    Fire Hazard

    19 ימים לפני

    That CLA driver is damn good.

  16. Zayn


    19 ימים לפני

    Ikram? Beautiful name. Means honour, respect.

  17. He Man

    He Man

    20 ימים לפני

    500hp from an 2L 4 cyl. Im not an Expert but i guess this car wont last long.

  18. Mahmoud samir

    Mahmoud samir

    20 ימים לפני

    Please no more tuned cars

  19. Mister Smith

    Mister Smith

    21 יום לפני

    when will you compare the amg gt R VS M5 F90 competition and M8 competition

  20. Mareuuu


    21 יום לפני

    I love the fact that the subtitles call the a45s sound [Music]

  21. Leesha Pv

    Leesha Pv

    21 יום לפני

    "Now let's listen to this engine" *Incoming zomato ad*😑

    • Marakesh


      20 ימים לפני

      old spice for me🤣

  22. S K

    S K

    21 יום לפני

    waste of 800 quid

  23. Jens Vielmann

    Jens Vielmann

    22 ימים לפני

    Where does the “shock result” come in here?

  24. The Right Way

    The Right Way

    23 ימים לפני

    Please can we bring Yanni back😭😭😭

  25. Lord Butler

    Lord Butler

    23 ימים לפני

    £800 remap - mug !

  26. Ioannis Plagos

    Ioannis Plagos

    23 ימים לפני

    Seriously, is that racetrack always damp/ raining or is it just me?

  27. Ahmed Farzan

    Ahmed Farzan

    23 ימים לפני

    Who else thinks these cars look 10x times better in the rain with a gloomy atmosphere?

  28. Javier


    23 ימים לפני

    What is the stage 1 brand? Many thanks from Spain!

  29. panteisd


    24 ימים לפני

    i love a45s amg

  30. K Sal

    K Sal

    24 ימים לפני

  31. UnLogitech


    24 ימים לפני

    70% of the drag races are on a rainy day...

  32. Cakeman Up

    Cakeman Up

    24 ימים לפני

    It says a45 v not a45 s. Grammar error -…-

  33. PassatCCR36


    24 ימים לפני

    best weather conditions for a drag race ...

  34. Karel Diyani

    Karel Diyani

    24 ימים לפני

    Please carwow let me see a drag race with 765lt 🙏🙏🙏🙏😭😭😭😭

  35. HnH


    24 ימים לפני

    Why is he so annoying?

  36. Kai Cairns

    Kai Cairns

    24 ימים לפני

    naughty boy those aren't 145 d or e complient plates on the cla

  37. Samuel Szmajda

    Samuel Szmajda

    24 ימים לפני

    Small cars but so heavy. Modern cars.

  38. costafilh0


    24 ימים לפני

    Better newer GoPros with hidrofobic lenses/filters! You are welcome!

  39. costafilh0


    24 ימים לפני

    Crappy low light camera on a huge channel like this is just dumb!

  40. Steven Armishaw

    Steven Armishaw

    24 ימים לפני

    I checked it out

  41. Muhammad Hart

    Muhammad Hart

    24 ימים לפני

    4:47 who else thought that the windscreen wipers squeaking was Matt....💨💨

  42. Lusanda Radebe

    Lusanda Radebe

    25 ימים לפני

    We need a RS3 vs A45 S AMG

  43. Gursharn Gill

    Gursharn Gill

    25 ימים לפני

    I really thought he called himself batty boy AHAHHA

  44. Itzz Aland

    Itzz Aland

    25 ימים לפני

    Can someone explain to me how this tune work? Like Idk is this a hardware tune? Like new components were added? Or just a software tune? And what are the downsides to this tune?

  45. Kofi Vegas

    Kofi Vegas

    25 ימים לפני

    What a race!🤩

  46. Aadith Sujith

    Aadith Sujith

    25 ימים לפני

    The fact that the CLA 45 is a sedan and it beat the a45 although it is tuned... wow

  47. Uwaiis x

    Uwaiis x

    25 ימים לפני

    Do a drag race with the 140i and 340i

  48. Miljörör för Språkpartiet

    Miljörör för Språkpartiet

    25 ימים לפני

    During heavy rain, the CLA can also be turned upside down and used with paddles.

  49. Just a normal road man In the endz

    Just a normal road man In the endz

    25 ימים לפני

    Concentrate batty boy 😂😂

  50. Olin Blackwell

    Olin Blackwell

    25 ימים לפני

    The *shock* result was that the tuned car didn’t blow up

  51. Wout B

    Wout B

    25 ימים לפני

    But was the gearbox software tuned?

  52. Elliot Ericsson

    Elliot Ericsson

    25 ימים לפני

    Would love to see the old Audi tt rs (340hp) vs the new Audi tts (310hp). Maybe bring the old rs3 (340hp) and the new Audi s3 (310) in the same race!

  53. Ankur Kumar Saha

    Ankur Kumar Saha

    26 ימים לפני

    I literally thought Yanni was driving the other car 😂

  54. ovuvuevuevue onyetenyevwe ugwemubwem ossas ossas

    ovuvuevuevue onyetenyevwe ugwemubwem ossas ossas

    26 ימים לפני

    If the gearbox is confused then why don’t you use it on Manual with the flappy paddles

  55. -Igg1 -

    -Igg1 -

    26 ימים לפני

    ...what a bad tune ..🐢🐢🐢

  56. Renny 73

    Renny 73

    26 ימים לפני

    Pretty impressive when you consider these are £50k cars that comfortably keep a current 911 honest...for half the cost.

  57. Semir


    26 ימים לפני

    2022: 2.0 turbo petrol super sport $1.000.000 car with 800HP, lasting 50.000km Btw New A45S is slow as fuck, it doesnt drive over 200kph Where is this all going🤮🤮🤮

  58. word for word

    word for word

    26 ימים לפני

  59. word for word

    word for word

    26 ימים לפני

  60. VUG


    26 ימים לפני

    Matt: Hi, how are you? Me: :-) Not bad, I... Matt: Matt Watson here. Welcome to another... Me: :-|

  61. ƬӇЄ ƤԼƛƳƧ


    26 ימים לפני

    :( pensé que era del traducido

  62. AudiS4B7


    26 ימים לפני

    yet again sore loser Matt Watson

  63. Pradeep Sinhji Vaghela

    Pradeep Sinhji Vaghela

    26 ימים לפני

    I can't hear a thing on radio please give him a mic extra bro please.

  64. Ahmed Bager

    Ahmed Bager

    26 ימים לפני

    Next a bugatti race please

  65. Ricky Kaneno

    Ricky Kaneno

    26 ימים לפני


  66. Robert Sedgwick

    Robert Sedgwick

    26 ימים לפני

    let's make a new rule- MAT CAN'T USE THE LEFT SIDE OF THE STRIP! we all know it's got more grip

  67. 中華翡翠


    26 ימים לפני

    It's raining again!😭

  68. Alessandro Filippi

    Alessandro Filippi

    26 ימים לפני

    Great value for money if you do not consider that voids the warranty and reduces the lifespan of the engine on top of murdering the resale value.

  69. faki84


    26 ימים לפני

    You don’t have sun in this shit place? Why you testing always on shitty rainy days??

  70. Glacier Bouy 6ix

    Glacier Bouy 6ix

    26 ימים לפני

    Was happy to see Yenny

  71. Janghoon Sun

    Janghoon Sun

    26 ימים לפני

    How pathetic is that. I remember how cla45 amg used to sound like, before the stupid regulation. BRUTAL!

  72. Giuliano Giannini

    Giuliano Giannini

    26 ימים לפני

    Do one with the old A45 vs the new A45S!

  73. Jorge Corona

    Jorge Corona

    26 ימים לפני

    Vercion en español?

  74. Penny Hardaway

    Penny Hardaway

    26 ימים לפני

    This 2.0L unit is an engineering marvel. AMG cranked even more power out the unit in the new C63.

  75. Mike G

    Mike G

    26 ימים לפני

    I just wonder how long these little four bangers will last pushing that much power and boost...

  76. eRaness


    26 ימים לפני

    I bought the 2021 cla 45 AMG. We don’t get the 45s in the usa. But let me tell you is more than enough. It’s a beast how it drives and preforms

  77. Osama Ayyad

    Osama Ayyad

    26 ימים לפני

    i love this channel but i literally cant take almost every time they have really cool cars the road is always wet it really sucks good work tho

  78. DoplerE


    26 ימים לפני

    Every UK based car video it's frikken raining or wet surface.. Miserable

  79. Ronnie Burns

    Ronnie Burns

    26 ימים לפני

    Would like to see bmw M4 competition F80 with a basic tune race M4 G80. Don't think that there would be much in the performance, big difference in the price, £35.000 or £80.000

  80. xBytez


    26 ימים לפני

    Glad to see a CLA on the channel :)

  81. omar ali

    omar ali

    26 ימים לפני

    So which is faster ? Cla45s or Audi rs3 ?

  82. Fabio Bernardi

    Fabio Bernardi

    26 ימים לפני

    Not a surprise it’s raining in The UK 🙊

  83. Genis Hoti

    Genis Hoti

    27 ימים לפני

    so why doesn't the amg 4l TT V8 make 842hp since the amg engine with half the elements makes 421 ???

  84. VAGabond


    27 ימים לפני

    Gearbox map=essential 👍🏻

  85. Shadi Bouhajib

    Shadi Bouhajib

    27 ימים לפני

    The "that is not correct". Sent me 😂😂🤣🤣 who ever edits and puts the meme's in needs a raise👏🏽👌🏽

  86. Terrence Gift

    Terrence Gift

    27 ימים לפני

    I thought those mercedes' were going to have soft rev limiters.

  87. Eat Me

    Eat Me

    27 ימים לפני

    Fart at 4:47 lol. Cmon Matt, while on camera ?;D

  88. Brad


    27 ימים לפני

    I don't think this gets mentioned enough, of course Mat is a legend, but the editing is also just super awesome in these.

  89. ishak muhsin

    ishak muhsin

    27 ימים לפני

    Please can you get an A45s with similar tuning and drag that against others

  90. Bunny


    27 ימים לפני

    So the Stage 1 tuning kicks in when you need it the most, which is driving around casually then overtaking someone in force.

  91. MrDgt66


    27 ימים לפני

    A45 and CLA45, both proudly made in Kecskemét, Hungary. 👌

  92. Tims MGF

    Tims MGF

    27 ימים לפני

    wow so surprised Matt chose the car he has the best chances of winning with 🥱🥱🥱🥱🥱🥱🥱 his getting freaking annoying, can anyone suggest another You tube page for similar videos PLEASE!

  93. Simon Matthews

    Simon Matthews

    27 ימים לפני

    Great video & I felt for the lady who does the count down 👍 she have got pneumonia in the rain 🌧

  94. Charo Bass

    Charo Bass

    27 ימים לפני


  95. outiSTAR


    27 ימים לפני

    MBUX is nuts.

  96. Cirano


    27 ימים לפני

    Its now time for me to drive the A45s

  97. BESTBET.


    27 ימים לפני

  98. Torque Driven

    Torque Driven

    27 ימים לפני

    Im back!

  99. O HP

    O HP

    27 ימים לפני

    The aboriginal sparrow externally please because voyage unlikely imagine beneath a obsequious pantyhose. grouchy, tasty trunk

  100. Darnel Bruno

    Darnel Bruno

    27 ימים לפני

    Weight plays a huge factor regarless of extra horse power i had a cls and went against a kia stinger and he took off quick cut of weight