Road Tests Real world tests of Nissan 370Z vs CLA 45 AMG

Top speed

Mercedes claims identical kerbweights and 0-62mph times for both cars, with the CLA45 AMG capable of demolishing the acceleration benchmark in just 4.6sec, on its way to a top speed of 161mph.
Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG | by EVO (Jun, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nissan 370Z

Reasons to consider the
Nissan 370Z Touring

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Bigger engine 3,696 cc vs 1,991 cc More than 85% bigger engine
Higher redline 7,500 RPM vs 6,700 RPM More than 10% more revs
Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

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Mercedes-Benz

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More expensive sticker price $73k vs $44k More than 65% more expensive harder to own
More torque 331 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 270 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM Around 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan 370Z  vs
CLA 45 AMG 
Brand Nissan Mercedes-Benz
Price 44,170 73,463
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2013

transmission

Gearing Traditional Traditional

engine

Displacement 3,696 cc 1,991 cc
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.39 in 3.27 in / 3.62 in

road tests

Nissan 370Z  vs
CLA 45 AMG 
Top speed 157 mph 155 mph

power & handling

Maximum hp 332 HP @ 7,000 RPM 355 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 270 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM 331 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,500 RPM 6,700 RPM

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 12.6 in Ventilated Disc Unknown
Rear brakes 12.6 in Ventilated Disc Unknown
Nissan 370Z Touring
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