As has become tradition, we conducted a handful of drag races at the 2020 iteration of our annual Performance Shootout. The first battle features two box-fresh, evenly matched all-paw hot hatches: the BMW M135i and the Mercedes-AMG A35. Which of these 225 kW pocket-rockets will drive off with the spoils?

 

 

 

*Grab a copy of the January 2020 issue of CAR magazine to get the full Performance Shootout (sponsored by Bridgestone) experience...