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Old 12 May 2016, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Uncle Creepy View Post
New TT RS?

With just an exhaust and remap, many original TT RS (S tronic) owners have logged 0-60 in low 3s and the 1/4 in mid-low 11s. The new model will have just as much tuning potential!
Not 100% sure yet, but I'm leaning towards an Audi RS, as I've never owned one before..... And you can tune the **** out of them! Ha

No where as focussed as the A45 IMO, but variety is the spice of life IMO.
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Old 12 May 2016, 09:21 PM
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Well if you're considering something similar in size to the A45, I think you'd have a lot of fun with the 2.5 block in the TT RS or RS3. It's a beaut, sounds great, and has more tuning potential than the 3.0l found in the S5, for example.

I only drove the 45 on a very tame 20-minute test drive but it definitely seemed more hard-edged than my RS. But that's one of the great things about the TT. It's a fairly mild, easy-to-drive runaround when driven gently, but becomes a different beast in sport mode when driven harder. Suffers from a bit of body roll when really pushing on, which is why many opt for uprated arbs and switch to KW coilovers. But in standard form it's a great all-rounder.
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Old 12 May 2016, 09:55 PM
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Can you check your barnet in the virtual display ?
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Old 12 May 2016, 10:10 PM
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From what you said before Shaun, get a turbo V8. Porsche, Audi, BMW, Merc all have some lovely examples.
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Old 12 May 2016, 11:48 PM
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John,
I'm constrained by garage size. First world problems and all that! Currently toying with an RS3. No where as focussed but it drives fine for road use.

Mate of mine bought a new one and wheeled it straight into MRC! He picked it up after having a 500bhp conversion, and went the next day down the pod. Banged in an 11.3 straight off! lol Car has an 11.2 in it IMO. Vbox data I have from this car is pretty awesome.

60-100mph 4.1!
100-200km is being seen in 7.8!

Stupidly quick for a hatchback and so much more further you can go, even from this level.
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Old 12 May 2016, 11:50 PM
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UC,
We'll see how this pans out.... lol
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Old 14 May 2016, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by fat-thomas View Post
FL model???
Yes. Brand new, black and very shiny !
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Old 14 May 2016, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Wish View Post
Yes. Brand new, black and very shiny !
Aero pack too???
Good choice
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Old 14 May 2016, 08:01 PM
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Sadly it was spec'd by the dealer to my exact spec less the aero :-(

However I've paid a lot of money to have it fitted :-) just don't tell the wife.
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Old 14 May 2016, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Wish View Post
Sadly it was spec'd by the dealer to my exact spec less the aero :-(

However I've paid a lot of money to have it fitted :-) just don't tell the wife.
My lips are sealed...great choice
Flappy paddle hot hatches are the way forward
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Old 20 May 2016, 07:09 PM
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Picked the car up yesterday.

One word, epic ! Better than I could have imagined. Really pleased with my choice, glad I cancelled the golf Clubsport for it.
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Old 20 May 2016, 08:49 PM
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Glad you like it. Still got mine until about 9:30 tomorrow! Ha

Great cars. Enjoy!
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Did a deal on a 2017 GLA , AMG,Class today, nice car on the long test drive, looking forward to getting it next week,
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Old 11 April 2018, 09:14 AM
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Congratulations on the AMG.
Did you notice any tyre skipping noises?
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Old 11 April 2018, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by urban View Post
Congratulations on the AMG.
Did you notice any tyre skipping noises?
No not at all, Had it mostly in race mode , Is the skipping noise some thing they suffer with ?? never heard this before.
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Old 11 April 2018, 03:53 PM
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There have been a few owners on mbclub moaning a bit about it, seems that its more so maybe the cold weather and summer tyres
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Old 11 April 2018, 04:20 PM
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Mate has an a45 and it’s an animal. The 4 wheel drive is fantastic and it’s quick as ****. I’d have no problem putting money down on one.
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Old 11 April 2018, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Matty81 View Post
Mate has an a45 and itís an animal. The 4 wheel drive is fantastic and itís quick as ****. Iíd have no problem putting money down on one.
It is quick, I've driven one at MB world, back to back with a W212 E63, and a W205 C63s.

However, I think the A45 would be too tiring, and you'd an awful lot of attention to yourself with the pops and bangs
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Car Ive bought has 4 new tyres on, (17 plate needing tyres) lol, But it drove well, And has got every AMG option , In white with lots of black bits added, Ive been looking for 6 weeks or so for a car to replace a diesel car, Walked in and out of a BMW showroom Nothing at all I would buy in it, Audi showroom I had a RS3 for a morning real nice car but not for me, And I'm a Audi fanboy Had loads of them, We went to the Merc showroom spotted the AMG , The interior just wow very nice , BMW & Audi has stood still with the interior more so BMW, The Mercedes have come forward leaps and bounds with there petrol engines and the interior /exterior design . And its QUICK.
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Old 11 April 2018, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by urban View Post
It is quick, I've driven one at MB world, back to back with a W212 E63, and a W205 C63s.

However, I think the A45 would be too tiring, and you'd an awful lot of attention to yourself with the pops and bangs
Do they pop and bang all the time,
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Old 12 April 2018, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by alanbell View Post
Do they pop and bang all the time,
Thats certainly what I was hearing when I was driving it.

The interiors, I agree with what you say, Mercedes are well ahead of the likes of BMW, I can't comment on Audi, but BMW interiors have always been boring and bland.
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Weve had an A45 for 2 years now, 2014 model pre facelift


Its good car, no probs whatsoever. Ate a front set of Conti's in 8,000 miles, now have MPSS on the front for the past 10,000 and about half worn! Had the tyre hop when manovering but it only seems to be when the tyres are worn


Yes its quick, however I cannot bear to drive it in comfort mode. No pops from the exhaust and seems lethargic when you want a quick burst. Sport and manual are a blast though


Averaging 30mpg which is great for 360bhp!


We have the service plan....£35pm for 3 years which is great being the last service was £1200 alone on the Mercedes website. That's the year 4 service, so in effect we are getting 2 services for free


Our car is out of warranty at the end of the month, again £1300 for another year to extend which we will swerve. We are treating ourselves to a remap soon so approx. 410-430bhp for £500 - £800 all depending where you go


Build quality is average....its a bit rattly and squeaky in places


But I cant really fault it tbh, glad we bought it and will keep it for a fair few years yet.
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Old 15 April 2018, 06:50 PM
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Get ours this Friday, Ill let you know my thoughts, 100 miles drive back.
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Old 20 April 2018, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by urban View Post
It is quick, I've driven one at MB world, back to back with a W212 E63, and a W205 C63s.

However, I think the A45 would be too tiring, and you'd an awful lot of attention to yourself with the pops and bangs
Bought it today, very happy with it, no pops and bangs, Unless you want them, Fast car too, (for a standard car)
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Old 24 April 2018, 10:35 AM
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Congratulations, and health to drive.
Get some pictures posted.
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Old 26 August 2018, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Cocker View Post
Weve had an A45 for 2 years now, 2014 model pre facelift


Its good car, no probs whatsoever. Ate a front set of Conti's in 8,000 miles, now have MPSS on the front for the past 10,000 and about half worn! Had the tyre hop when manovering but it only seems to be when the tyres are worn


Yes its quick, however I cannot bear to drive it in comfort mode. No pops from the exhaust and seems lethargic when you want a quick burst. Sport and manual are a blast though


Averaging 30mpg which is great for 360bhp!


We have the service plan....£35pm for 3 years which is great being the last service was £1200 alone on the Mercedes website. That's the year 4 service, so in effect we are getting 2 services for free


Our car is out of warranty at the end of the month, again £1300 for another year to extend which we will swerve. We are treating ourselves to a remap soon so approx. 410-430bhp for £500 - £800 all depending where you go


Build quality is average....its a bit rattly and squeaky in places


But I cant really fault it tbh, glad we bought it and will keep it for a fair few years yet.
I am really wanting of these and will be a pre facelift as I can't go beyond £22k so gets me the first year they were made with 40k miles. Are there any issues to look out for on the early models? What is the option for the exhaust upgrade I should be looking for on ad details? The more I read reviews and watch in youtube the more I want one! Only thing concerns me is the servicing costs and the constant reports of them eating front tyres.
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Old 26 August 2018, 11:07 AM
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Itís the sports exhaust your looking for just look at the rear it will be 4 ports standard is two

nice things to have that keep price better

pano roof
aero kit

rests up to you Harmon kardon was nice but the bmw 440 I just sold sounded better but it as good as youíll get for the 45

tyre wise I did fine with the Dunlopís 10k when I sold it and still half left just donít be heavy all the time lol
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Old 26 August 2018, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Littleted View Post
Itís the sports exhaust your looking for just look at the rear it will be 4 ports standard is two

nice things to have that keep price better

pano roof
aero kit

rests up to you Harmon kardon was nice but the bmw 440 I just sold sounded better but it as good as youíll get for the 45

tyre wise I did fine with the Dunlopís 10k when I sold it and still half left just donít be heavy all the time lol
Thanks. I think i'll be struggling to find one for 22k with the exhaust and aero kit however i'm in no hurry. I've need to sell my 2015 Repsol Fireblade and my Fiesta ST-3 both of which are really low mileage so might be waiting until next Spring before it's possible as wrong time of year to be selling a bike. Hopefully prices might have dropped a little if it takes me that long.
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Originally Posted by An0n0m0us View Post
Thanks. I think i'll be struggling to find one for 22k with the exhaust and aero kit however i'm in no hurry. I've need to sell my 2015 Repsol Fireblade and my Fiesta ST-3 both of which are really low mileage so might be waiting until next Spring before it's possible as wrong time of year to be selling a bike. Hopefully prices might have dropped a little if it takes me that long.
Did you end up finding anything.

Im loving that new cockpit, gonna wait for the 400bhp one to drop then have a look.
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Old 24 October 2018, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Littleted View Post
Did you end up finding anything.

Im loving that new cockpit, gonna wait for the 400bhp one to drop then have a look.
No as not sold my Fireblade so will be waiting until Spring time now. Depending on prices iím wanting the CLA 45 as I prefer the looks but might well be out of reach so will have to see. The only advantage the A45 has is I could get the dogs in the boot.
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