Drag Race

Can a CLA45 AMG Take Down an Audi R8 V8 6-Speed?

The Merc doesn't go down without a fight.

It may seem crazy to even try, but when this Mercedes-BenzCLA45 AMG takes on an Audi R8 V8 with a six-speed manual gearbox, the resultstake a surprisingly long time before they become clear cut. Pushing its2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine for all its worth, the AMG showsthe Audi just how far today’s cars have advanced over the supercars of a fewyears ago. And while the end result still tips the scales in favor of the R8,we have to hand it to the CLA for putting up a great fight.

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