8. Mercedes CLA 45 AMG

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The smallest Mercedes available is also one of the most fun to drive thanks to its turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, amazing 375 hp and four-wheel drive for improved traction and road holding. In fact, this is currently the most powerful four-cylinder engine in production which is an amazing achievement for Mercedes. The $49,500 compact sedan may not be the most comfortable car Mercedes produces, but it is among the quickest with 4.1 seconds 0 to 60 mph time which is brutally fast. The intelligent AWD system, great power, and precise steering make the CLA 45 AMG one of the best and most powerful cars in the class.

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