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Mercedes CLA45 AMG Intake R&D, Part 5: Final Prototype Installed

Interested in picking up our Mercedes CLA45 intake system? Check out our product page for more details.

Mishimoto Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Performance Air Intake

We’ve been working on this Mercedes cold-air intake for months, and finally we have arrived at our last test fit. After constructing a final prototype of our Mercedes air intake, we phoned our test vehicle owner and wrangled him into coming down to our headquarters for another day. A big “thank you” to the vehicle owner for the use of his CLA!

Installed Shots

Everything fit into place perfectly and looks fantastic! First, take a look at our final silicone intake inlet hose and pressure-sensor flange.

Mishimoto silicone intake inlet hose (left) and pressure-sensor flange (right)
Mishimoto silicone intake inlet hose (left) and pressure-sensor flange (right)

As we’ve discussed in previous portions of this series, these components are key in producing the power gains we saw when we tested our kit. Next, we installed the intake into the vehicle. Check it out!

Mishimoto intake system installed
Mishimoto intake system installed
Mishimoto intake system installed
Mishimoto intake system installed

And here’s a close-up shot of our inlet tube fully installed with all stock equipment!

Mishimoto intake system installed
Mishimoto intake system installed

With the airbox lid removed, you can see the cooling duct provided for the ECU heat sink. Pretty slick!

Mishimoto intake system installed
Mishimoto Mercedes intake system installed

Here’s a look in the airbox with the filter installed.

Mishimoto Mercedes air intake system installed
Mishimoto Mercedes air intake system installed

Discounted Pre-sale!

With a successful test fit of our Mercedes CLA45 AMG Performance Air Intake and positive results from our dyno testing, we are all set from an R&D standpoint on this particular kit. To show our appreciation for the folks following along with our development process, we are launching a discounted pre-sale!

Check back tomorrow for full details regarding an estimated ship date as well as pricing.

Thanks

-John

Interested in picking up our Mercedes CLA45 intake system? Check out our product page for more details.

Mishimoto Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Performance Air Intake

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