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!
Alpha Doubles The Size For Maximum Cooling
By doubling the thickness of the OEM core you gain an extraordinary amount of added cooling by increasing efficiency. The Alpha heat exchanger core and end tanks hold an astounding 222% (58oz vs 18oz) more coolant than the stock heat exchanger! That’s close to a half gallon! You gain an increased thermal capacity over the entire intercooler system by accommodating the added coolant. The Alpha Engineering Team actually designed the core with 20 fins per inch rather than the factory 23 fins per inch. The lower fin density allows more airflow, and thus more heat transfer through the thicker core.
Motorsport Quality Upgrade For Your Boosted Benz
For the core of the Alpha Heat Exchanger we chose a motorsport quality heat exchanger core made in the UK. This high efficiency, single pass core is much larger and disapates heat quickly for maximum cooling. Through our larger design, added fluid capacity and drastically increased flow, your 2.0L M133 turbocharged engine benefits from reduced intake air temperatures (IAT) boosting your power output!
Unparalleled Fitment Through Proper Engineering
Our Engineering Team set out to make this heat exchanger upgrade not only the most effective on the market but simple to install. It fits just like stock without any cutting or drilling. By using the factory lines, clamps and mounting points you or your trusted mechanic can install it quickly and easily. The core simply slides in locking into the factory mounts and gets connected to your existing factory lines. Alpha has also engineered a remote bleeding system making bleeding your Center Heat Exchanger super simple! Your installation time is 2-3 hours with our comprehensive installation instructions. You don’t get a cleaner, more simple installation than that!
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Get Even MORE Cooling with Alpha’s Auxiliary Heat Exchanger
If you desire the absolute most boost intercooling available we also offer the Alpha Auxiliary Heat Exchanger. This replaces the restrictive stock auxiliary piece and used in combination with the Alpha Performance Center Heat Exchanger the pair becomes the ultimate cooling for your CLA45 AMG Mercedes-Benz!
Do it right the first time, buy your Alpha Center Heat Exchanger and Auxiliary Heat Exchanger Upgrades today!
- Double the thickness of the factory intercooler (32mm vs. 16mm)
- CAD designed CNC billet aluminum end tanks
- Core and tanks designed in CFD heat transfer software to allow for greatest heat dissipation
- Easy remote bleeder system
- Motorsport quality heat exchanger core made in the UK
- Drastically increased flow
- 222% added fluid capacity further reduces intake temperatures
- Alpha logo lets your competition know you mean business!
- Direct bolt-on installation, requires no cutting or drilling
- Can be used on stock or modified vehicles
- Comprehensive installation instructions
- 2013+ Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG
- Alpha Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Center Heat Exchanger Install Instructions can be downloaded here.