A specialist at Mercedes-Benz Brooklands visited Germany to test both models out as well. He said the A 45 AMG was like driving a "wolf in sheep's clothing", claiming it handled like it was on rails. He also praised the performance exhaust, saying it makes the AMG "a different animal". The Mercedes CLA 45 AMG obviously has a lot in common with the A 45 AMG but with a different bodyline.
“The stability and handling were amazing, it handles very well, and as a package it does everything seamlessly. The dual clutch transmission is effortless and it’s impressive that you can get that much raw power, 360hp, for under £45,000. Like the A 45 AMG, it reinforces the statement of ‘Driving Performance’.”