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      02-13-2013, 03:18 AM   #1
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The BIG A

265KW, 450Nm, 4.6 to 100, ~$95 OTR

Hmmm

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      02-13-2013, 03:26 AM   #2
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Wow... Not feelin the design... And they reckon the M135 is ugly
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      02-13-2013, 03:30 AM   #3
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Love design....not sure about a 2 liter 4 cyl though with that much power. 95k too...that's alot for a hatchback....
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      02-13-2013, 04:05 AM   #4
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I like it, interested to see how it goes against the usual Evo/STi. I'd buy it.
Makes me wonder whether the next 1M/M2 will be 4 cylinder turbo.
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      02-13-2013, 04:09 AM   #5
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I like it, interested to see how it goes against the usual Evo/STi. I'd buy it.
Makes me wonder whether the next 1M/M2 will be 4 cylinder turbo.
For the $25-30k premium, it'd want to have proper merc quality to it.. Tons of power stock though. Seriously impressive. Hope it's not too laggy lol

I've said it before, but i doubt the 1/2m if they come to life will be a 4cyl.. When the Mx35i's are n55's.. Unless they're a totally insane 4cyl.. Even then anyone who mods would get the 6... Unless it was REALLY special
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I like it, interested to see how it goes against the usual Evo/STi. I'd buy it.
Makes me wonder whether the next 1M/M2 will be 4 cylinder turbo.
M2 is already confirmed to be a 4 cyl
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      02-13-2013, 04:13 AM   #7
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I like it, interested to see how it goes against the usual Evo/STi. I'd buy it.
Makes me wonder whether the next 1M/M2 will be 4 cylinder turbo.
M2 is already confirmed to be a 4 cyl
Only stuff i can find about that is 6~ months old? Anything newer or more solid?
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      02-13-2013, 04:14 AM   #8
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Wow... Not feelin the design... And they reckon the M135 is ugly
i'd drive that over an m135 anyday... going purely on looks.
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      02-13-2013, 04:28 AM   #9
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I'm waiting for the cla amg. Then ill prob make the jump :$

p.s. Mrs alpine lining up to get an a45?
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      02-13-2013, 04:32 AM   #10
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I'm waiting for the cla amg. Then ill prob make the jump :$

p.s. Mrs alpine lining up to get an a45?
She won't even sit in a M135, but reckons this may be look worthy.

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      02-13-2013, 05:09 AM   #11
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Looks a bit bland for a current AMG. Better looking than the M135i but less unique (good/bad). I like the interior though

The CLA looks a bit too tall and a bit like a toy car... BMW makes better looking toy cars That said, I'd like to see one in the flesh

May as well throw this one in the mix too



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      02-13-2013, 05:21 AM   #12
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I think the styling looks bloated, a bit like a SUV.
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      02-13-2013, 05:41 AM   #13
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Don't know enough about the mechanicals to say anything on that front. But it looks Korean. At the other end of the spectrum, you have blandness at it's worst, the S3. Both are a styling fail.
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would buy definitely
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      02-13-2013, 07:18 AM   #15
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AWD, no manual. No thanks. RWD and proper manual only for me.
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265KW, 450Nm, 4.6 to 100

That's 15 kw more than a 1M from a 2 ltr four pot. Not to mention a quicker 0 - 100 time.

With an Alfa 105 series about the max you can extract from the 2 ltr 4 cylinder engine is 200 HP, and that's with extensive porting, IBDs, high compression pistons, cams, etc etc. Okay I know this is a mid 70s engine but I'm just making a comparison in terms of advancement. This Merc' engine is producing over 350 HP, drive away no more to pay!
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      02-13-2013, 02:18 PM   #17
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Needs a female in the drivers seat and a P plate on the back to complete the picture
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      02-13-2013, 02:19 PM   #18
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      02-13-2013, 03:01 PM   #19
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I like it! Think it looks way better than the M135i
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Did a little bit of research. It's using a Twin-scroll turbocharger at....wait for it...
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I like it! Think it looks way better than the M135i
+1 It does.

Performance cars like the M135 & A45 should look the part and just don't IMO. Personally, appearance should be some what first, then performance. I couldn't live with the looks of the M135 or A45
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      02-13-2013, 04:10 PM   #22
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Looks great and still has a modicum of subtlety (something car design has been lacking for a while). I would prefer a car that looks pretty over this overly aggressive crap that passes for styling these days - like that 105, oh my word! As long as it handles half as well the M135i apparently does, they should have a winner.

I'm pretty keen on a JCW after my adventures in Melbourne - just wish they didn't look so over the top.
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