490hp AMG CLA 45 v Tesla Model 3 Performance: DRAG RACE

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Thanks to Richard for lending us his Tesla Model 3: @RSymons RSEV
Thanks to Iqram for lending us his CLA 45: imc1994

Who doesn’t love a petrol vs electric drag race?!

We’ve got Mat in the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S and he’s lining up against a Tesla Model 3 Performance!

Now on the face of it, you might think it’ll be an easy walkover for the Tesla. But trust us, this is going to be much closer than you think. You see, the 2-litre turbocharged petrol engine in the CLA has had a Stage 1 tune, and as a result, it now puts down 490hp & 660Nm of torque!

As for the Tesla, it’s powered by two electric motors. Combined, they produce exactly the same output as the tuned CLA - 490hp & 660Nm!

So what do you think - does the Mercedes stand a chance against the instant power output from the Tesla? Well, there’s only one way to find out… LET’S RACE!

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  1. carwow
    carwow
    Maand geleden

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    1. Aleksandar Aleksic
      Aleksandar Aleksic
      13 dagen geleden

      A long time ago Top Gear boys (old men more like it) used to race various high-performance cars across Europe, London to the South of France specifically. JC, always in the car, always won. Do it now! Do it with EVs. Any EV versus train or any other public transport. (In Al Pacino's voice) Brother, you are going down!

    2. Bing Si
      Bing Si
      Maand geleden

      ELon = New God! Mars = New Earth!! TESLA and Tesla Holders will be Kings. The Rest and Their Family will be our Batteries who will Work till Old to Supply All Energy for Bitcoin!! VIRGINs Hate Bitcoin just because it use Much Energy like Argentina. BUT Space X, King Elon, Tesla All Have Bitcoin. I never Do Estrogen things like environment. Bitcoin and Tesla All the way!! LOSER Haters Forever Sad and CashLess. They are even Too Poor to own Tesla or Bitcoin. PATHETIC Whiny SAD Losers

    3. dim_ sop
      dim_ sop
      Maand geleden

      CARWOW...CARWOW...CARWOW>>>> BMW M5 CS 635HP VS PORSCHE 911 992 650 HP....!!!!!!!!!!

    4. Alek Wolf
      Alek Wolf
      Maand geleden

      8:25 how is drag race winning it for Tesla if the difference was 0.1s? Why dont u put emphasis on the fact they were closer instead of "cla being such a loser for 0.1s against no gear car" lol

    5. JesusLovesYou
      JesusLovesYou
      Maand geleden

      Hey Matt, I once asked for a Lamborghini Urus review and you made one last week, Please may you kindly do the latest Rolls Royce Wraith :) Thank you very much

  2. Jordan Taylor
    Jordan Taylor
    8 uur geleden

    EVs are just 🚀

  3. Emir Ates
    Emir Ates
    17 uur geleden

    Didnt wat h the video: the Tesla is gonna win I underestimated the Benz

  4. D O Double G
    D O Double G
    Dag geleden

    Do Tesla's really not have horns??

  5. CLAssicMan250
    CLAssicMan250
    2 dagen geleden

    Tires

  6. CHOPPATURNYOUTOAMEMORY Yanez
    CHOPPATURNYOUTOAMEMORY Yanez
    2 dagen geleden

    Mercedes > Tesla

  7. Catherine Natale
    Catherine Natale
    4 dagen geleden

    Good morning mat

  8. dan nguyen
    dan nguyen
    4 dagen geleden

    We have enough proofs that EVs are better the ICEs. ICE age are over.

  9. Saurav
    Saurav
    4 dagen geleden

    Big booo out to Tesla and EVs.....Boooo... Go And get some noise...Don't be so dumb...

  10. Abhay Vishwakarma
    Abhay Vishwakarma
    6 dagen geleden

    Mat watson drive car that are best

  11. Blaxtain Kranky
    Blaxtain Kranky
    7 dagen geleden

    Mercedes purchase price is lower. I wonder why.

  12. Aris艾瑞斯
    Aris艾瑞斯
    8 dagen geleden

    Meh...rather buy the CLA45 than that 4 wheel computer

  13. cristian nocua
    cristian nocua
    9 dagen geleden

    4🐀🐀🐀🐀 AMG 💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩 millenian

  14. fast tip /معلومة سريعة
    fast tip /معلومة سريعة
    10 dagen geleden

    Carwow you keka

  15. Porscheguy Ou
    Porscheguy Ou
    10 dagen geleden

    I say keep going until Matt wins the drag race too

  16. Sasuke Uchiha
    Sasuke Uchiha
    10 dagen geleden

    The google doesn't show the exact hp

  17. Daniel D.
    Daniel D.
    10 dagen geleden

    The Merc is impressively fast at speeds almost no one will ever need it

  18. Jayvoltage253
    Jayvoltage253
    11 dagen geleden

    That is the best CLA45s I’ve heard 😧 mazzaaaa!!

  19. Norwegian Troll
    Norwegian Troll
    13 dagen geleden

    Why didn’t try braking on the opposite sides? This is real race: nlrock.info/loft/video/aZyd2nHJl7S9e5U

  20. Aleksandar Aleksic
    Aleksandar Aleksic
    13 dagen geleden

    A long time ago Top Gear boys (old men more like it) used to race various high-performance cars across Europe, London to the South of France specifically. JC, always in the car, always won. Do it now! Do it with EVs. Any EV versus train or any other public transport. (In Al Pacino's voice) Brother, you are going down!

  21. Bekon
    Bekon
    14 dagen geleden

    Hi Mat! Enjoyed it on russian #carwow, wow! Like as always, do your best and God bless you

  22. Flash Vaki
    Flash Vaki
    17 dagen geleden

    Tesla ⚡⚡⚡🚀🚀🚀🔥🙌

  23. A paraplegic's life.
    A paraplegic's life.
    17 dagen geleden

    Video starts at 2:49. You’re welcome!

  24. Rajesh R
    Rajesh R
    18 dagen geleden

    Fair race 👍

  25. Berkay
    Berkay
    19 dagen geleden

    Yet model 3 offers much more utility.

  26. Xueq Finance
    Xueq Finance
    19 dagen geleden

    tezla

  27. K_A_P_A_Y_JI
    K_A_P_A_Y_JI
    20 dagen geleden

    Everything is exactly /////AMG🖤 the best top one!😎

  28. Kuba Homoki
    Kuba Homoki
    20 dagen geleden

    They need to get a Tesla model S Plaid!!

  29. DJ THANGA
    DJ THANGA
    21 dag geleden

    Battery win 🤣🤣🤣

  30. Filip Rybárik
    Filip Rybárik
    21 dag geleden

    That Tesla is FAST

  31. Mr Glasses
    Mr Glasses
    23 dagen geleden

    So much noise to go so slow.

  32. Peter Cavellini
    Peter Cavellini
    23 dagen geleden

    EV against the car world is getting a bit predictable, Ev’s?, instant torque, add FWD ?, EV wins every time, drag race over a mile though?

  33. justin s.
    justin s.
    24 dagen geleden

    Wheres the plaid?? LOL scared it will beat your german cars?

    1. Alexander G
      Alexander G
      22 dagen geleden

      You can't get it in the UK until late 2022

  34. Michael Leclair
    Michael Leclair
    24 dagen geleden

    Race this CLA 45s AMG when it dry please! hah

  35. eyeahmdarck
    eyeahmdarck
    24 dagen geleden

    3:52 is that intentional braking for the Model 3, right before the finish line or a reflection?

    1. Roman Senger
      Roman Senger
      12 dagen geleden

      Probably just a different take. They make some mistakes, once they used a wrong badge on the model 3 performance race and irritated the Tesla community.

  36. David d
    David d
    25 dagen geleden

    If the race was longer I think the AMG will be first 👌

  37. Sagar Solanki
    Sagar Solanki
    26 dagen geleden

    2021 M3P is even faster so this would be a no contest.

  38. b. j.
    b. j.
    26 dagen geleden

    Matson its not good Racer 🤷

  39. ALL- CAPS
    ALL- CAPS
    26 dagen geleden

    I don't care that the Tesla is faster over the quarter mile, that CLA looks soooo good, id rather have that.

  40. md p
    md p
    26 dagen geleden

    CarWow left to race tuned cars vs Tesla’s. Sad!

  41. md p
    md p
    26 dagen geleden

    The Merc wins...at 115mpg, lol.

  42. viiont eooiy
    viiont eooiy
    26 dagen geleden

    1:08 Notice Matt move back into his seat when he say you just floor the accelerator

  43. Helge R
    Helge R
    26 dagen geleden

    Hhm, it's not the newest Model 3 Performance... :-/

  44. Ibrahim Quansah
    Ibrahim Quansah
    27 dagen geleden

    The distance should be extended. Mercedes would have won the drag race if the distance had been extended. Distance is short for proving the real value of the cars. Mercedes was massively catching up

    1. viiont eooiy
      viiont eooiy
      26 dagen geleden

      That's a fast 45! Although to beat a Model 3 you need to be driving a tuned A45 at 120mph with the gearbox in manual at 5000 rpm in race mode all the time.... comfy.

  45. Wycliff Studios
    Wycliff Studios
    27 dagen geleden

    So many people want The Tesla to lose cause they can’t digest an American car being good. It’s ego.

  46. Wycliff Studios
    Wycliff Studios
    27 dagen geleden

    Yes when you redo the race multiple time still the petroleum car wins the results are going to be very accurate

  47. andre gorgees
    andre gorgees
    27 dagen geleden

    Try with the new model 3 performance

  48. bouytt guyt
    bouytt guyt
    27 dagen geleden

    Finally someone speaks the truth about those extended paddles, thanks Matt.

  49. Fika A
    Fika A
    27 dagen geleden

    You need to do a dry test, or change tires on a Mercedes!

  50. Abdullah Ar Rafi
    Abdullah Ar Rafi
    27 dagen geleden

    Thanks a ton for this one! I've been waiting for this!

  51. mozleron
    mozleron
    27 dagen geleden

    I'm a Tesla fan boy and owner and I'd love to see this done again on a dry tarmac. I do think the Merc will perform a little better at the top end, but the Tesla still spews zero emissions while being extremely close in overall performance and being generally better where it counts: where most people drive, at the low end of the dial.

  52. Susan Hunte
    Susan Hunte
    27 dagen geleden

    Telia is very fastest

  53. Franz nathaniel Omandam
    Franz nathaniel Omandam
    28 dagen geleden

    The horn sound tesla is pretty good when revving up the tesla it's pretty bad

  54. Tommaso Cais
    Tommaso Cais
    28 dagen geleden

    2 out of 2 lol

  55. Tommaso Cais
    Tommaso Cais
    28 dagen geleden

    why tesla honk didn't came?

  56. Akshay Sudhan
    Akshay Sudhan
    28 dagen geleden

    Please do a drag race with a model S plaid

  57. yasio bolo
    yasio bolo
    28 dagen geleden

    That CLA spec... that car.. looks so good... too good... love love love it. Dream daily. #Soon

    1. yasio bolo
      yasio bolo
      28 dagen geleden

      you didn't win the rolling race. the point is to get a couple of car lengths ahead so you can cut in from of the other guy. The Tesla won. You are just a sore loser.

  58. Labib Hossain
    Labib Hossain
    28 dagen geleden

    Mercedes better horn lol

  59. Wooden
    Wooden
    28 dagen geleden

    That's a fast 45! Although to beat a Model 3 you need to be driving a tuned A45 at 120mph with the gearbox in manual at 5000 rpm in race mode all the time.... comfy.

  60. \\\P3D Tesla
    \\\P3D Tesla
    28 dagen geleden

    Yeah Merc is sucks for sure!!! P3D is much better in every way and in every case hassles free pure Joy!!!!

  61. Yung Trouble Kid
    Yung Trouble Kid
    28 dagen geleden

    i want matt on top gear

  62. AP-RSI
    AP-RSI
    28 dagen geleden

    Uggly Tesla...

  63. Thobile Tshabalala
    Thobile Tshabalala
    29 dagen geleden

    I'd pick the CLA AMG any day.

  64. cougarcougar69
    cougarcougar69
    29 dagen geleden

    Merc looks so much better

  65. MrB8boy
    MrB8boy
    29 dagen geleden

    Do it in the blasted dry mate

  66. Moshe Gelt
    Moshe Gelt
    29 dagen geleden

    When is Model S Plaid vs Taycan turbo S coming?

    1. AP-RSI
      AP-RSI
      28 dagen geleden

      If the Tycan also has over 1000 hp!

  67. Olin Blackwell
    Olin Blackwell
    29 dagen geleden

    Would like to see that tuned cla vs a stock cla - I’d bet there’s nothing in it. Tuner BHP = BS

  68. drifty Boiii_458
    drifty Boiii_458
    29 dagen geleden

    Imagine if they made a tesla model 3 plaid with like 800 hp with a 0-60 with like 2.3 second and top speed of 180

  69. ISSAI IBUNGU
    ISSAI IBUNGU
    29 dagen geleden

    Definition of Tesla ⚡⚡⚡⚡🔥🔥🔥 #4evertesla ✌️⚡⚡⚡

  70. Evo Stu
    Evo Stu
    29 dagen geleden

    Looking forward to seeing the model s plaid destroy everything

  71. Alberto L
    Alberto L
    29 dagen geleden

    Electric motors develop instant torque. That’s why the EV will always win. The difference is, every time you use the Tesla’s performance you end up destroying the range.

  72. Catalin Forcos
    Catalin Forcos
    29 dagen geleden

    you didn't win the rolling race. the point is to get a couple of car lengths ahead so you can cut in from of the other guy. The Tesla won. You are just a sore loser.

  73. Mario Mario
    Mario Mario
    29 dagen geleden

    What about cornering Tesla vs Mercedes

  74. Johny T
    Johny T
    29 dagen geleden

    The aquaplaning was probably down to the tyres

  75. Chad Hagner
    Chad Hagner
    29 dagen geleden

    I love how many excuses there are for the ICE vehicle. If it's only better under 1 out of 5 situations then what's the point...

  76. Isac Wettero
    Isac Wettero
    29 dagen geleden

    Doesn’t tesla have bad brakes?? 😉

  77. PLN
    PLN
    29 dagen geleden

    "teZla" :-))

  78. Josip Ricov
    Josip Ricov
    Maand geleden

    CLA looks better than model 3 and has those dope ambient lights and that’s it. So glad I bought Tesla.

  79. Josip Ricov
    Josip Ricov
    Maand geleden

    Fun fact Tesla Model 3 2021 Refresh Long Range has 490 HP, while Performance has 505 HP!

  80. Flynn
    Flynn
    Maand geleden

    To all of you EV haters who love the Matt and the channel, Matt bought a Model S Plaid as his personal car and his mom got the Model 3.

  81. Devsing CURUM
    Devsing CURUM
    Maand geleden

    hey can you make a video about the new Mazda BT50 ?

  82. Shastri Bhagoutie
    Shastri Bhagoutie
    Maand geleden

    2:33 Bestsounding engine on Carwow

  83. Inacio F. Marques (EyeOfDarnkess)
    Inacio F. Marques (EyeOfDarnkess)
    Maand geleden

    Its like seeing a steam train trying to keep up with a diesel-electric lol

  84. cinegraphics
    cinegraphics
    Maand geleden

    There's something fishy about this video. At 4:01 you can clearly see that the Merc windshield is aligned with Tesla's rear door. If you don't believe me slow down the video to 25% and see it in slow motion. Merc's body and Tesla's body are overlapping, and Merc is still gaining. Tesla's nose is maybe 2m in front of Merc's nose. But then in the very next moment they show them passing through finish, and suddenly Tesla's nose is like 8m ahead of Merc's nose. That means they are showing us two different runs. Either the race was scripted, or they recorded several runs and then stitched them together in arbitrary order. Either way, we're not watching what really happened. That's very very fishy.

    1. bouytt guyt
      bouytt guyt
      Maand geleden

      yawn, tesla again every video. Still going to buy a petrol AMG. Stop me

  85. ßurst infinite
    ßurst infinite
    Maand geleden

    Love it

  86. EDeviling
    EDeviling
    Maand geleden

    why this CLA45s tuned always go sideway when launch ? it is because of tuned or traction off ? i know it is wet road, it seems like wont happen on A45s launch. anyone can explain on this? something wrong with tuned or size of the car. hmmmmmmmm

  87. Mb Camg
    Mb Camg
    Maand geleden

    Finally someone speaks the truth about those extended paddles, thanks Matt.

  88. Pepijn de Groot
    Pepijn de Groot
    Maand geleden

    Would buy the merc over the tesla any time

  89. tesla model s
    tesla model s
    Maand geleden

    @ mercedes benz . If you cannot beat the base model 3 performance. How the heck are you gonna fight the model x y and myself

  90. Aekkawas Charles
    Aekkawas Charles
    Maand geleden

    Baka !?

  91. Catholic Firefighter
    Catholic Firefighter
    Maand geleden

    *So a rather plain looking battery-on-wheels is 1/10 sec quicker than a sharply contoured great sounding motorcar. Got it.* 👍 𝐓𝐑𝐔𝐌𝐏 👍

  92. Erek Reket
    Erek Reket
    Maand geleden

    mercedes ☝️😎

  93. Brian Park
    Brian Park
    Maand geleden

    Tesla: *brakes Mercedes: cmon in gaining on him!

  94. ruysk
    ruysk
    Maand geleden

    Doesn't matter if the Tesla is a bit faster from start, i much prefer good engine sound and the quality feeling in the AMG.

  95. yann ledda
    yann ledda
    Maand geleden

    La model 3 porte bien son nom... Il y a quelques années personne ne connaissait TESLA... Maintenant toutes les marques se comparent et cherchent à battre TESLA. 🤣😂

  96. Nikola Genov
    Nikola Genov
    Maand geleden

    Pleace do the drag races with the new plaid, because you use new mercedes. It's not fair.

  97. Oliver Newell
    Oliver Newell
    Maand geleden

    Is the answer to EVs flat acceleration at higher speeds a 2 speed gearbox like the Taycan and E Tron GT?

    1. Delusion2
      Delusion2
      Maand geleden

      model s long range 10.9 @ 130mph 1/4, trap speed is good for the ET. ms plaid 9.3 @ 152mph, trap speed is amazing for the ET, it basically surpases 765LT slightly. rimac nevera 8.6 @ 167mph, again very high trap speed all these cars are single speed and have insane top end acceleration. it's all about tuning the motors at high rpm which the newer teslas and nevera seem to have optimized well.. so a 2 speed is probably not needed now. remember, the nevera can do 250+ mph with 1 speed, apparently.

  98. Karolis
    Karolis
    Maand geleden

    It wows me how much a stage 1 tune in the UK costs. A stage 1 in my country in High-end companies costs no more than 250 Euros.

  99. Lh Lh
    Lh Lh
    Maand geleden

    yawn, tesla again every video. Still going to buy a petrol AMG. Stop me

  100. Simon Miller
    Simon Miller
    Maand geleden

    Who cares if it can come past at 100 and what ever? Real world performance EV wins all drags.