The new GLA 45 reveals a compellingly elegant and sporty look, even when stationary. Distinctive features include, the AMG-specific radiator grille, the rear apron with diffuser insert and a roof spoiler in the vehicle colour.
Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC+ sports contoured sports seats in fine ARTICO/DINAMICA with contrasting topstitching and a sports steering wheel with integrated shift paddles, along with an AMG-specific hand comforter and buttons for the dynamic handling functions.
This model features as standard the high-grip AMG Performance steering wheel, along with the AMG Formula 1-inspired steering wheel for dynamic handling options such as AMG RIDE CONTROL, AMG DYNAMICS or the ESP setting.
Powered by a turbo charged 2.0 liter engine with an output of up to 421 hp is currently the world’s most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder manufactured for series production. Mercedes-AMG has improved on the output of the preceding engine by 40 hp. Maximum torque has also increased, from 475 to as much as 500 newton metres.
The turbo four delivers extremely agile drive power in two output ratings: with 421 hp in the S-Model and with 387 hp in the base version. The new compact sports cars absolve the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in record time: the GLA 45 S 4MATIC+ requires just 4.3 seconds, while the base model GLA 45 4MATIC+ gets up to speed in 4.4 seconds. The top speed of the base model is electronically limited to 250 km/h, while the S-Model is allowed to leave the factory with a top speed of 270 km/h. The peak torque of 500 newton metres (480 newton metres for the base version) is available in a range of 5000-5250 rpm (4750-5000 rpm in the base version).
High performance turbo four is mated with an 8-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual-clutch transmission.
The exterior features long bonnet with its powerdomes, the compact greenhouse and the muscular shoulders over the wheel arches clearly reveal the vehicle’s sports car genes. LED High Performance headlamps are provided as standard to illuminate the road ahead. The car’s strong presence is also enhanced by the large air intakes with silver chrome inserts in the fins. The front splitter in silver chrome serves to optimise the airflow and thus aerodynamic performance.
GLA 45 sports 19-inch light-alloy wheels in a 10-spoke design (S-Model 20-inch wheels in a 5-twin-spoke design) and the door panels with inserts in silver chrome or high-gloss black (optional) are particularly striking. As an option, this compact Performance SUV can also be fitted with 21-inch light-alloy wheels.
Engine: 1991cc turbocharged, four cylinder
Transmission: AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual-clutch transmission
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.4 secs
Top speed: 250 kmph (electronically limited)