Mercedes-Benz unveiled the AMG version of the GLA at Detroit. The GLA 45 AMG has the traditional (for AMG models) aggressive design with Inflated wings, bolder bumpers, muscular side skirts, larger alloy wheels and at the rear quad exhaust tailpipes.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG is equipped with the same engine as the A45 AMG and the CLA 45 AMG, a four-cylinder , turbocharged two-liter engine producing 360 hp and 450 Nm of torque. The power is transfered via the 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission to all four wheels via the 4MATIC all-wheel drive .
The 100 km/h from standstill is completed in 4.8 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. The GLA 45 AMG consumes on average 7.5 liters per 100km and emits 175 gr/km of CO2.
The suspension of the GLA 45 AMG has more sport settings than the simple GLA-Class while the braking system is enhanced by skimmers/Engraved discs on all four wheels and better calipers .
At the interior the seats are covered with a combination of leather and Dinamica microfiber with red stitching and red seat belts for contrast. The three-spoke steering wheel is also lined with Nappa leather.
The customers are not satisfied with the basic GLA 45 AMG, can choose from a variety of extras on the external (aerodynamic package, carbon fiber decorations, red brake calipers, rear spoiler, etc.) and on the inside (more sporty bucket seats, carbon fiber decorations, different handlebars, etc. ) .
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG will be officially presented to the public and the press on January 13 at the North American International Auto Show. The sales will start from mid-March and early deliveries will be be made by July.
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