MercedesBenz GLAClass AMG (14 on) Review Summary | Parkers

5 Апр 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class AMG


This is the Mercedes GLA 45 a high performance version of the GLA compact 4×4.

That seem an incongruous basis for a car but the GLA is based heavily on the A-Class and CLA coupe, both of which their own performance-focused AMG versions the A 45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG respectively.

On that basis, a GLA 45 AMG is a logical addition to the family. be fooled by the high-rise body – every bit as rapid as its lower-roofed in the real world and feels similar to drive.

Impressive performance stats

the bonnet is the same turbocharged engine as the other A-Class AMG which manages to pump out from only two litres it the most powerful four-cylinder in series production.

All GLA 45 AMGs are drive and use a fast-shifting twin-clutch transmission with seven with a pair of metal behind the wheel for those who to swap gears themselves.

The is far firmer than the regular GLA ride quality is more than the A 45 AMG hatchback) and a firmer ‘AMG Performance’ suspension is available as an option at extra

Whichever suspension set-up you go this is one off-roader that’s not intended to go off-road.


To make the AMG version stand out the regular GLA, it wears alloy wheels (in a choice of 19 or 20 and the bodywork’s aggression factor is up a notch a two with an altered bumper and twin-blade radiator

There’s also a big diffuser-style under the rear bumper and large rectangular exhaust When fitted with the ‘AMG sports exhaust they sound the part with a flap that at specific revs for extra

Fast, but is it fun?

With all power and all-wheel drive, the GLA 45 AMG can from 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds and going until its electronic limiter calls time at

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class AMG

The thing is, although it’s not slow, the GLA 45 doesn’t feel as quick as you might expect. It speed quickly and without but it’s not quite the kick in the you might expect from

It’s the same story in the The GLA 45 AMG is enormously grippy and can slice curves with impressive but there are humbler hot hatches out that are more playful and for far less cash.

High price

Cash is something need plenty of if you fancy a GLA 45 AMG as it more than £40,000.

very much a niche and in some ways it’s to understand what the car’s all given that it’s and heavier than the A 45 AMG without any meaningful practicality bar a slightly boot.

For some buyers, however, the uniqueness will be its attraction. The A 45 AMG has few rivals, the Audi Q3 RS being the directly comparable car at the time of although there is a hot version of the Rover Evoque in the pipeline.

The GLA 45 AMG is different, and if its off-roader styling is cup of tea you’ll find a car underneath impressively agile and very as fast as the rest of the A-Class AMG

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