We have reported in detail about the new Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG. The German car maker had showcased the car in its concept form at the Los Angeles Auto show, and the production version will be showcased at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week.
Prior to its Detroit debut, Mercedes-Benz has released the promotional video of the car, which can be seen here :
Akin to the CLA 45 AMG and the A 45 AMG, the GLA 45 AMG gets power from the same 360 hp and 450 Nm turbocharged 2.0 liter engine. Power is transmitted to the wheels from the engine by an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed transmission, and is then transferred to the road through the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. AMG says it will get to the 100 kmph mark in less than five seconds. Mercedes says this 2.0 liter engine is the “world’s most muscular four-cylinder production engine.”
As claimed above, the Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG dismisses the 0-100 kmph mark in just 4.8 seconds and keeps accelerating till it reaches its electronically limited top speed of 250 kmph.
According to AMG Chairman Tobias Moers, “With the GLA 45 AMG, we are setting a stake firmly in the ground of the strongly growing market segment of compact SUVs. Our customers – a young target group who set great store by styling, dynamism and independence – can now start looking forward to a dynamic high-performance car.” He further says, “ the response to the Concept GLA 45 AMG at the LA Auto Show has reaffirmed our decision to launch this new AMG model. Currently there is no segment growing faster than that of compact SUVs.
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