Yes, time for another drag race from the folks over at CarWow in the United Kingdom. This time, the new Mercedes-AMG CLA35 takes on two very closely match foes.

As a reminder, the CLA35 employs a turbocharged 2,0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine sending 225 kW to all four corners.

And its rivals today? Well, the Audi S3 Sedan has a smidgen more power, with its turbocharged four-pot generating 228 kW, again directed to all four wheels. The all-paw Mini JCW Clubman, meanwhile, makes 225 kW from its four-banger, but 50 N.m more than the other two at 450 N.m.

Should be a close one, right? Well, watch the video above to see the trio engage in a couple of drag battles, a couple of races from a rolling start and a braking test…