NAIAS LIVE- Mercedes Benz GLA 45 AMG makes public debut at Detroit Motor Show

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The new Mercedes Benz GLA 45 AMG has made its public debut at the ongoing NAIAS.  CLICK HERE For the Most Comprehensive LIVE coverage of the NAIAS (Detroit Motor Show)

The GLA 45 AMG is basically a high-performance version of the carmaker’s new entry-level crossover and is powered by the same engine that powers the A 45 and the CLA 45 AMG. This 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Euro 6-compliant turbocharged gasoline motor has a max power of 360 HP (265 kW) and peak torque of 450 Nm (331 lb-ft). All this power is sent to all four wheels via AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed gearbox. The car can hit 62 mph from standstill in 4.8 seconds and has an electronically  limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Visual updates for the GLA AMG variant include a body kit, a quad exhaust system, chunkier mag wheels, a set of vents, beefy side skirts and beefier bumpers.

The new Mercedes Benz GLA 45 AMG will be sold with a range of optional packages which would bring along some carbon fibre, red brake calipers, an interior carbon fibre trim, new upholstery and performance seats.

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