2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG Details:
- World premiere January 13, 2014 at Detroit Auto Show
- 2.0L four-cylinder turbo engine with 355hp and 332 lb-ft of torque mated to a DCT 7-speed sports transmission and AMG 4MATIC four-wheel-drive
- McPherson front axle and four-link rear axle with optional AMG performance suspension
- Special ‘Edition 1’ exterior and interior package
Shown as a concept at the 2013 LA Auto Show, the GLA45 AMG is now official and will now be hitting
showrooms as early as fall 2014. With an AMG appointed exterior, interior and engine this compact SUV
is aimed to attract the younger crowed looking for a versatile and powerful compact SUV.
Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board at Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “Currently no segment is
growing faster than that of compact SUVs. Our new high-performance-SUV not only offers the world's
most powerful series-production four-cylinder engine, but also impressively low fuel consumption and
The GLA45 AMG is equipped with a 2.0L four-cylinder turbo engine that is claimed to produce 355hp
and 332 lb-ft of torque. A DCT 7-speed sports transmission and AMG 4MATIC four-wheel-drive puts the
power to the ground. The GLA45 AMG can make the 0-60mph sprint in 4.8sec and reaches an
electronically limited top speed of 155mph.
The engine features a spray-guided direct gas injection with piezo injectors positioned centrally in the
four combustion chambers and an injection pressure of 200 bar. The multiple fuel-injection and multiple
spark ignition not only improves fuel economy but also lowers exhaust emissions.
Several other highlights of the 2.0L engine include gravity-die sand-cast all-aluminum crankcase, weight-optimized crank mechanism with forged steel crankshaft, forged pistons with friction-optimized piston
rings, Nanoslide cylinder liner technology, air-to-water intercooling system, alternator management and
ECO stop/start function.
The GLA45 AMGs drive system uses front-wheel-drive during normal driving for optimal efficiency and
when needed the variable four-wheel-drive system splits the torque between the front and rear axles at
a 50:50 ratio.
BRAKES & WHEELS:
AMG high-performance brakes feature vented and perforated brake discs all-around and gray-painted
brake calipers. Red-painted calipers are available as an option.
5-twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels painted in titanium gray with high-sheen finish are standard mounted to
235/45 R19 tires. 10-spoke AMG alloy wheels in titanium gray with high-sheen finish or matte black
with high-sheen rim flange are optional mounted to 235/40 R20 tires
The GLA45 AMG is fitted with a McPherson front axle and four-link rear axle. The Sports suspension
features tuned spring/damper units and larger anti-roll bars ensuring high lateral acceleration and
reduced body roll. An AMG performance suspension with firmer spring and damper tuning is optional.
The front splitter and twin blade radiator grille are painted matte titanium gray. AMG lettering at the
side between the louvers of the radiator grille is featured as well as black air deflector elements above
the large cooling air intakes at the sides that ads a unique look. Bi-xenon headlights complete the look
upfront and come standard.
Side sill panels feature titanium gray inserts along with the Turbo AMG lettering on the front fenders.
The rear is completed with a diffuser insert with titanium gray trim and rectangular chrome-plated trim
of the twin exhaust pipes.
Optional upgrades for the exterior include: an aerodynamics package with large front splitter, additional
air deflectors on the front fascia, rear spoiler and Night package. Other options include: carbon fiber
exterior mirror housings, carbon fiber package with front splitter, side sill panel, insert and rear fascia
trim, and twin blade of the radiator grille in solver chrome, rear spoiler and Night package with black
anodized waistline trim strip, silver chrome radiator grille louvers, high-gloss black front splitter, exterior
mirrors, side sill panel insert and rear fascia trim, two tailpipes with black rectangular trim. And finally
red painted brake calipers with black AMG lettering are an option.
‘Edition 1’ is a special option that includes these upgrades for the exterior: high-gloss black aerodynamic
package with larger front splitter, additional air deflector elements and rear airfoil. Silver gray/red AMG
racing stripes on the sides and read highlights on the radiator grille, exterior mirrors, diffuser insert and
rear airfoil and special badging make it stand out further. Red painted calipers and multi-spoke AMG
alloy wheels painted matte black with red rim flanges with 235/40 R20 tires also separate the 'Edition 1'
The interior features sport seats upholstered with MB-Tex man-made leather/Dinamica microfiber with
red contrasting topstitching. The 3-spoke nappa leather steering wheel with paddle shifters is
multifunctional with red contrasting topstitching and perforated leather in the grip area. The instrument
cluster and central color display shows an AMG main menu and Racetimer. Brushed aluminum
completes the trim of the instrument panel while the front door sills are finished in brushed stainless-
Optional upgrades for the interior include: performance steering wheel in black nappa leather/Alcantara
and performance contoured seats with integral head restraints upholstered in leather or MB-Tex
leather/Dinamica microfiber. Carbon fiber trim and leather upholstery in black, crystal gray, nut brown
or black ‘red cut’ design completes the list.
‘Edition 1’ trim on the interior includes: red contrasting topstitching on the seats upholstered in MB-Tex
man-made leather/Dinamica microfiber, the door center panels, upper section of the instrument panel
and steering wheel. The E-select lever is embossed with the AMG emblem and the trim of the
instrument panel compliments the stripes on the side of the vehicle while shiny and matte elements
throughout complete the look.