AMS Alpha Performance Center Heat Exchanger / Intercooler - Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
Whether you live in a hot climate region, enjoy drag racing, or long high speed pulls on airstrips the Alpha A45 AMG Center Heat Exchanger will help keep your intake temps lower and maintain your AMG’s maximum power output no matter the conditions.
Your 2.0L turbocharged engine does not use the typical air to air front mount intercooler (FMIC) you may be used to. Like many modern turbocharged European vehicles the A Series AMG uses coolant to cool the intake air charge through an air to water heat exchanger. While this method may be sufficient for a stock vehicle under ideal conditions, it can quickly become heat soaked robbing horsepower.
Through testing, we found the factory Mercedes-Benz center heat exchanger restricts coolant flow. This restriction slows the flow of coolant though the air to water intercooler minimizing the cooling of your intake air. The inefficient flow of the factory heat exchangers chokes and holds back the full potential of your M133 engine. Not something you want as a performance enthusiast!