First launched in late 2014, the GLA quickly became the best-selling CBU vehicle of MBV. The GLA greatly contributed to the 300% growth of the brand’s SUV line-up in 2016. In August 2017, MBV introduced the 2 facelifted variants of the GLA 200 and the GLA 250 4MATIC. At VIMS, MBV officially introduced the high performance variant of the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC.
Street “super car”: The Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC owns the most robust 4-cylinder engine with up to 381hp. The rated torque of 475 Nm can be reached at 2.250 rpm, enabling the vehicle to eagerly move forward at every accelerator step. In spite of an SUV look, the GLA 45 4MATIC only weighs 1.585 kg. This allows the car to spring from rest to 100km/h within 4.4 seconds, becoming one of the current fastest accelerating cars in the world. It takes only a blink of an eye to change the gearshift thanks to the renowned AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7 speed sport transmission. On the facelifted version, gear ratio and shifting mapping have been adjusted, which offers smoother and more efficient operation. In order to put 381hp under control, a large drilled high performance AMG brake is also equipped. There has been very few compact SUVs in the market, which are as flexible, light-weight and high-performing as the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC.