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Published on March 3rd, 2016 | by Subhash Nair


BMW M2 vs Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG: The Biggest Difference

This week, both BMW Malaysia and Mercedes-Benz Malaysia launched their latest B-Segment performance powerhouses – the M2 and the A45 AMG.

Fahrveranstaltung Mercedes-Benz die neue A-Klasse und Mercedes-AMG A45 4 MATIC/ Dresden 2015


The thing is, despite the similarities on paper, these two cars are very different in just one aspect. See if you can spot it:

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMGBMW M2
Cylinder Arrangment2-litre inline-43-litre inline-I6
Power Output381hp@6000rpm370hp@6500rpm
Torque475Nm @2250-5000rpm465Nm @1400-4750rpm
Combined fuel consumption from (l/100 km)6.97.9
Combined CO2 emissions from (g/km)162185
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)4.24.3
Top speed (km/h)


PRICE (OTR w/o Insurance)348,888498,800

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Is it the engine and displacement? Nah, not too different. They’re both turbocharged and have cylinders arranged in a line. The real difference is of course the price.

Mercedes-AMG A-Class (W 176) 2015

It’s true, the ‘BMW’ name and ‘M’ badge carry more weight in the heads of many. But for close to RM150,000 MORE, BMW are selling you a car that has a less powerful engine, releases more CO2 per km, consumes 1 litre more petrol per km, and gets to 100km/h slightly slower than a Mercedes-Benz equivalent.


It is worth noting that the M2 has a larger boot and is 17cm more metal between bumpers. Merc has about 381 litres of trunks space while the BMW manages 390. And there’s something about the ‘M’ badge that speaks to people.

Template BHP

So has BMW done enough to the M2 to justify the enormous price difference or has Mercedes-Benz found a way to give its customers an accessible way to great power?


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