Pleased with our gains of 20whp/17wtq on a stock AMG, we decided to turn our new intake kit over to a few aftermarket tuning companies for further evaluation. After rigorous testing, we’ve received some fantastic feedback in the form of even more substantial power gains.
Check out the plot below from our friends over at OE Tuning!
The baseline vehicle for this test was the OE Tuning AMG, which is equipped with the upgrades noted below.
· Benzworks Down-Pipe
· OE Tuning Stage 2 ECU Tune
· 91 Octane
On this setup, the car made peak power around 270whp and 305 wtq. Fairly impressive numbers for a couple bolt-on modifications.
The only change made for the next plot was the addition of the Mishimoto intake. No additional tuning, no tweaking, no other modifications. Peak numbers were 294whp and 325 wtq with the Mishimoto intake system installed. Even more impressive, the gains through the mid-range were the most substantial, which is reflected in the maximum gains noted below.
24whp / 20wtq
44.5whp / 45.9wtq (4542 RPM)
This intake combined with an exhaust and tune really wakes up the AMG and transforms the power output provided by the Stock CLA.
We covered the design benefits of our intake within our R&D articles, linked below.
Mercedes Benz CLA45 AMG Performance Air Intake 2014+ | Mishimoto Engineering Blog
The primary features include a smooth unrestricted turbocharger inlet tube constructed from silicone, as well as free flowing air filter. These two components provide improved airflow, which results in the power gains we see on both stock and tuned examples. In addition to these components, we also surround the filter in an aluminum airbox to prevent filter heat soak. This is a bolt-in solution that functions with all factory equipment and even retains the factory ECU cooling duct.
Interested in our intake? You can purchase this kit at our discounted introductory rate found on our website!
Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Performance Air Intake, 2014+ PRE-SALE, by Mishimoto
You can also give our friends at OE Tuning a call/email for information regarding a package with their tune and our intake system!
Thanks for taking a look!