It's a 2.0-litre, direct injection petrol unit with variable cam timing and lift, a twin-scroll turbo pumping at a maximum of 1.8bar -- about 24psi, to create the most powerful production four cylinder in the world right now rated at 265kW/450Nm. That's an astonishing 133kW per litre. Part of the secret here is high pressure turbo boost and fine control of the fuel injection and ignition through multiple delivery systems -- multi hole injectors and multiple spark plugs.
A 0-100kmh sprint takes around 4.5 seconds. It comes as a surprise that this powerplant passes EU6 emissions regulations and can sip premium fuel at a low 6.9-litres/100km using the Eco stop/start system.
The engine rests transversely across the engine bay with a dual clutch, seven-speed, three-mode, AMG Speedshift transmission feeding power to the front wheels initially -- and up to 50:50 front to rear as required. Torque vectoring also plays a role in the whole traction equation.
You don't think a four-pot could sound or go better than a blatting V8 -- think again, because this nasty little five-door hatch has a whip-cracking, pyrotechnic 'bang' with every upchange in Sport and Manual drive mode. It is one of the most distinctive and arresting (literally) sounds you'll hear from a road car coupled with the already throaty growl from the large twin exhaust outlets.
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