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Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG Special Series

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG review

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG will be out later this Photo by Mercedes.

The turbo four-cylinder comes from the CLA45 AMG performance sedan, 355 hp and peak torque of 332 lb-ft. by Mercedes.

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What is it?

The new Mercedes-Benz AMG is a storming four-wheel drive it blurs the lines, serving as a performance car and small ute. model to the recently introduced AMG sedan, the GLA45 AMG is meant to to a small group of enthusiast seeking performance without the that come with it. At that’s Mercedes’ line: it the five-door GLA45 AMG is a slightly and more practical alternative to the CLA45 AMG.

We’ll have to wait October before it reaches American showrooms, but AMG folk us to Southern Spain last for an initial drive. When it land here, it is likely to a $47,450 sticker price, to the CLA45, its mechanically identical

The GLA45 AMG sits atop the GLA and is the fourth member of Benz’s new range, following the A-class, and CLA sedan. Although it shares its overall look, the GLA’s body is unique.

Power from the same transversely turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine used in the AMG. With 355 hp, it is the most series production four-cylinder money can buy. Torque at 332 lb-ft between 2,250 and rpm.

Drive is channeled through an seven-speed dual clutch and electro-mechanical four-wheel drive to all four wheels.

Underneath, is a heavily revised CLA45 with more wheel and an inch lower ride than a standard GLA.

it like to drive?


In many the AMG is a more pleasant everyday than the CLA45 AMG. The GLA the same rousing performance, but a more comfortable ride, for daily commuting.

Whether appeals to true enthusiasts to be seen; but it helps broaden performance-car appeal while Mercedes a direct competitor to the introduced Audi RS Q3.

Step inside the GLA45, and you a suitably high-quality interior a unique dashboard and CLA instruments, wheel, seats, infotainment and The driving position is set a little than the CLA’s, but the ride is an inch lower than GLA models, so you never feel up at true SUV height.

The engine loads of low- to midrange in the three driving modes, strong pull and excellent from little more 1,500 rpm, making it to urban crawl and open However, the transverse four-cylinder is impressive from 4,500 rpm and up, its character hardens and delivers qualities on a planted throttle. It sounds fantastic: a raspy under load and the occasional crackle.

The seven-speed dual clutch quicker in sport mode, but can be to grab ratios at lower speeds in eco mode around The four-wheel drive system is seamlessly doling out power on wet or dry roads. Mercedes says 62 mph in 4.8 seconds. Top speed is electronically to 155 mph.

So it’s quick. But more impressive is how AMG chassis delivered a comfortable ride adversely affecting handling: The GLA 45 the CLA 45’s same basic strut front and multilink suspension, but the small SUV gets a more wheel travel to its higher ride height and softer springs and dampers. is greater shock absorption potholes, and less severe so the ride feels more The GLA45 also has terrific and little body roll, pleasing, direct and properly steering. This is a secure The chassis communicates well for you to drive hard into without any great fear the might come unstuck you suddenly have to lift. also great drive on as the four-wheel drive system up the rear axle to make the use of traction. No, it can’t quite the CLA45 for outright handling but the GLA can go offroad.

Do I want it?

It really depends if you a car for everyday use offering some performance, or seek a no-comprise car. If it is the former, you could do a lot than the GLA45 AMG. It a nice combo of performance, and ride comfort.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG

PRICE: $47,450 (est.)

2.0-liter, 355-hp, 332-lb-ft I4; AWD, seven-speed dual-clutch

mph: 4.7 sec (est.)

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