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For me, sound matters.

To have the very best experience in whatever I am driving, my ears need to be tickled with the best intake noise, engine roar and exhaust note.

I need that orchestral experience.

And to be straightforward, four-cylinder motors always let me down. They're too buzzy, chattery and just sound like crap nine times out of 10. I would say out of the manufacturers I've had the pleasure of testing that Jaguar Land Rover's four-cylinder is the best so far closely followed by the Subaru boxer four — I am strictly speaking in terms of sound.

JLR has refined their powerplant quite a bit while Subaru's is a bit more brute-ish. Slap a few mods on it and soon enough you have a mean sounding 'boob.

Now AMG is known for its burly V8. The damn thing is completely unhinged and isn't apologetic. So, what happens when AMG gets to work on a four-cylinder? Well, one thing is for sure: You will know an A45 is coming because you'll hear its turbo whistle first. The engine note reminds me of a MINI JCW. Lastly, the exhaust note has a pretty nifty burp on shifts — it seems MUCH louder than DCT-equipped VW GTIs and BMW Ms.

All of that said, what say you? Do YOU dig the A45's sound or is that whistling too much to handle?


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