German tuner Posaidon is offering an update for the A35 which gives this the firepower necessary to match up its big bro
You certainly can’t fault the particular straight-line performance of the Mercedes-AMG A45, with a 0-62mph moments of 3. 9 seconds making it as soon as the new G82 BMW M4 and other a lot more expensive, more exotic machines. You happen to be paying one hell of the premium over the very good A35 for the extra shove, although, with the A45 S coming in at a wallet-annihilating £15, 000 more.
If you merely want to move as quickly as the A45 S i9000 and aren’t fussed by trick, oversteer-inducing all-wheel drive program (which in any case can really feel odd at times), you can just give Posaidon a band. The German company, which usually hit headlines a while back again for its 520bhp A45 ‘RS’ , has revealed a few fine-tuning options for the ‘lesser’ AMG’d A-Class.
Option number one is really a software tweak, which boosts the 2 . 0-litre inline-four’s energy from 302bhp to 350bhp, with the torque jumping through 295lb ft to 369. Alternatively, Posaidon will use a plug-and-play tuning box, providing the same power increase yet a slightly lower rpm output of 354lb feet. Either of these solutions may drop the 0-62mph period by four-tenths to just four. 3 seconds, with the max speed sitting pretty at 174mph.
For the real A45-bothering treatment, though, you desire the A35 ‘RS400’. Since the name implies, this provides 400hp (395bhp), backed up by a 406lb ft wallop of torque. The particular package drops the 0-62mph time to four seconds lifeless, faster than the base A45 we don’t get in the united kingdom, and just a tenth from the A45 S which is sold here. Find someplace suitable, and it’ll end up being possible to hit 183mph.
Again, software fiddling is certainly involved, along with the fitting of the upgraded turbocharger. To make the majority of the newfound shove, Posaidon furthermore tunes the software for the car’s seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The mods aren’t restricted to the A35, either – they’re all set on any of the half-fat AMG cars powered by the M260 twin-scroll turbocharged engine. This means it’s possible to uncover 395bhp on (deep breath) – the A35, the particular A35 saloon, the CLA35, the GLA35 as well as the GLB35. And the S variations of those vehicles. Obvs.
Posaidon hasn’t provided up prices just yet, yet we can be fairly certain the RS400 pack works out substantially cheaper compared to splurging on a ‘45.