Driver’s Car Showdown: Mercedes A45 AMG Vs. BMW M235i

Compact and bursting with power. But which is best?

The fact only one of these tasty motors is available Stateside will make this contest an easy decision for most viewers. But it's still worth a watch. Autocar’s Steve Sutcliffe has taken the 355-hp Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG and 322-hp BMW M235i to a twisty UK racetrack in order to establish which ranks as the best driver’s car. Although the cars are set up differently – the A45 is all-wheel-drive with a seven-speed auto; the M235i is RWD with a six-speed manual – the cars occupy the same niche market.

So, if you had the choice, which one would you prefer to have parked in your driveway?

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