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BMW M135i vs Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG 2013 review

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The premium car manufacturers have traditionally stayed away from the hot hatch market, but that's no longer the case, with the BMW M135i and Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG going head to head in this new premium performance hatch territory. 

I spent the day driving a fantastic pair of performance hatchbacks, and if you want to be fastest against a stopwatch, the all-wheel drive traction and amazing body control of the A45 is the one to go for. 

But if you want to spend a little less money, and have a bit more fun, its the BMW M135i that should get your gong.

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A180 BE 1.6L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $11,200 – 16,390 2013 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2013 A180 BE Pricing and Specs
A200 CDI BE 1.8L, Diesel, 7 SP AUTO $13,300 – 19,250 2013 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2013 A200 CDI BE Pricing and Specs
A250 Sport 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $16,700 – 23,210 2013 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2013 A250 Sport Pricing and Specs
A45 AMG 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $25,700 – 34,100 2013 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2013 A45 AMG Pricing and Specs
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