Watch The Mercedes-AMG CLA45 Pin Down The Tesla Model 3 Performance… Well, Almost!

The Model 3 Performance is a beast, but the tuned CLA45 S managed to keep it tamed to an extent

The folks at Carwow pit the Tesla Model 3 Performance against the Mercedes-AMG CLA45 S

The CLA45 S is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine. It makes 420 HP and 369 lb-ft of torque in the stock form

This example, however, is tuned to make 490 HP and 487 lb-ft of twist

The Model 3 Performance features two electric motors that also make 490 HP and 487 lb-ft of torque, combined

Oomph is sent to all four wheels in both the cars

The Model 3 Performance won both the drag races. It took 11.8 seconds to quarter-mile, whereas the CLA45S was just 0.1 seconds slower

All the three rolling race were won by the CLA45 S despite the Model 3’s better kickdown from 50 mph

As for the brake test, the Model 3 Performance stopped in a much shorter distance

Swipe up to watch the video and read about the cars and the race in detail