The BMW M135i has already won over European hearts and minds, but if you're like Chris Harris, your first reaction to the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG was, "What's this all about?" Here's what it's all about.

You won't see them in the U.S. this way, but the latest German super hatchbacks are worth your viewing time anyway. In this week's episode of /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS, Chris puts the two through their paces on road and track, to find out which is the king of Euro-spec premium hot hatches.

Naturally, the BMW's not coming to the states, but if you picture the A45 AMG as a sedan, you'll get an idea of the kind of thing we're getting in dealerships over on this side.


Includes lap times, standing start acceleration. And sheep. And a little jump.