This speedometer acceleration battle video features two compact German sports vehicles – the BMW M235i and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

This speedometer acceleration battle video features two compact German sports vehicles – the BMW M235i and the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG, that have nothing in common, at least in terms of technical solutions. The RWD Bimmer sports an inline-6 turbo 3.0-liter unit with 326 HP (240 kW) and 450 Nm (322 lb-ft), while the Merc has a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with 360 HP (265 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) and a 4Matic all-wheel drive system.

The video with both autos accelerating to 260 km/h (162 mph) with launch-control system deactivated proves higher output and 4x4 system is not always the winning mix.