What is the difference between original AMG A45S W177 catalytic converter and Brondex sports catalytic converter?
Let's break down the key differences between the original catalytic converter from Mercedes AMG A45S W217 and the BRONDEX High-Flow sports catalytic converter for this AMG model:
Materials, Design and Emissions Compliance:
The primary purpose of all catalytic converters is to reduce emissions of harmful pollutants, including nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC) and converting these pollutants into less harmful substances.
Original Catalytic Converter: This is catalytic converter that come installed in the Mercedes-AMG A45S W177 from the factory.
Original catalytic converters are engineered to be efficient in their emissions-reduction capabilities, ensuring that the vehicle meets stringent emissions standards set by regulatory authorities. They are optimized to provide a compromise between emissions reduction and item's costs. Original catalytic converters are engineered in with large cell count, these leads to increase the size and weight.
Brondex High-Flow Sports Catalytic Converters are designed for performance enthusiasts who may want to increase exhaust flow and gain more horsepower and torque. These high-flow catalytic converters have fewer cells (200 cells in this case), which allow for better exhaust gas flow compared to the more restrictive original converters. This results in a performance improvement, particularly in terms of throttle response and increase in horsepower. The exact performance gains can vary depending on the vehicle's tune and driving conditions. High quality Stainless Steel construction and special precious metal wash coat delivers consistent emissions reduction, with a significant reduction in size and weight.
Special coat technology of precious metals, separates the toxic compound structures to create environmentally neutral Water, Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide as byproducts. This process is enhanced by triangle-based substrate pattern that enhance flow and residency time for optimal conversion and performance.
Sound and Exhaust Note:
Original catalytic converter is designed to keep the exhaust note and sound levels within the manufacturer's specifications, ensuring a certain level of refinement and noise control.
Sports Catalytic Converter by Brondex: Due to their design for improved flow, and may alter the exhaust note. They contribute to a more aggressive and louder exhaust sound, which might be desirable for enthusiasts seeking a sportier sound profile.