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The first question that has to be asked is, "why is mercedes-Benz still testing cars that are already on sale?" This question is raised because of the continued testing of the Mercedes-Benz 45 AMG.

The second question is, "what is that whistling noise that the car makes when it passes by the camera?" It sounds like it could be the exhaust, or the spinning turbocharger. The working theory right now is that the exhaust was modified by Mercedes to stop its competitors from listening to figure out what the maximum RPMs and transmission shift points are.

Regardless of the answer to the whistling question, we still have no clues about why MB is testing the car still.

Any ideas on either front?

 

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I cannot help you with your first question but as for the second someone commented on the video
they say "it is a whistle pipe
its a piece welded in to hide the engine revs and turb sound from snoops like BMW ect.
just by sound they can tell max r's and shift points plus when the turb spools in and out.
I was afraid benz would do it and they did
just audio disguise no worries"
 

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audio disguise.. interesting. never heard of that before. didn't even know it existed.

what is the point though.. we already know about the cla 45 amg engine..
 

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Honestly I did not know if the whistle pipe untill I encountered that video and the comment
I hope the cla black comes out the main question which everyone is asking is how much more power can you get out of that tiny engine without compromising engine life too much
personally I think they should use a similar concept but in a v6 for the black series
if they want to stay in the smaller engines
but I also personally think amg should switch to a non gasoline engine but its obviously impractical
 

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Honestly I did not know if the whistle pipe untill I encountered that video and the comment
I hope the cla black comes out the main question which everyone is asking is how much more power can you get out of that tiny engine without compromising engine life too much
personally I think they should use a similar concept but in a v6 for the black series
if they want to stay in the smaller engines
but I also personally think amg should switch to a non gasoline engine but its obviously impractical
What would replace the gasoline engine? Do you mean diesel, or electric, or hybrid? Is the black series different from the CLA 45 AMG???

I'm confused here. :confused:
 

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oh as far as the cla black I havr absolutely no clue
and I like hydrogen thats an awesome fuel but there are many things better to burn that gas
 

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the fuel type has nothing to do with cla amg black I just mentioned it becuase if amg can do what they did with the cla45 amg which is a gas engine I am eager to see what they come up with when and if the fuel type changes
 

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the fuel type has nothing to do with cla amg black I just mentioned it becuase if amg can do what they did with the cla45 amg which is a gas engine I am eager to see what they come up with when and if the fuel type changes
Yea, the CLA would make a great hybrid or EV. It is compact and affordable. I can see Mercedes starting work on such a vehicle soon. Though Mercedes has a lot of projects that are on the to do list right now.
 

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the fuel type has nothing to do with cla amg black I just mentioned it becuase if amg can do what they did with the cla45 amg which is a gas engine I am eager to see what they come up with when and if the fuel type changes
the next best step would be hybrid, gasoline engine with electric motors at the wheels. if they do that the CLA will dethrone cars in segments higher than it.....


IT WILL DECIMATE ALL!
 

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the next best step would be hybrid, gasoline engine with electric motors at the wheels. if they do that the CLA will dethrone cars in segments higher than it.....


IT WILL DECIMATE ALL!
LOL.

But i do think that you are right. Some of the complaints have been about noise insulation in the cabin. With a hybrid motor that would cut down on some of the noise the engine produces partly fixing the problem.

At the point that the CLA is a hybrid though it may lose its appeal of having a lower price point. So in the end I'm not sure that Mercedes will create such a vehicle.
 
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