2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG officially revealed

Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG (X 156) 2013
Mercedes-Benz has officially revealed full details of the GLA 45 AMG ahead of its debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

Under the hood, the GLA 45 AMG has the same 2.0L turbocharged unit as the A 45 AMG, and it produces 355 bhp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. According to Mercedes-Benz, the all-wheel drive GLA 45 AMG can hit 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds.

While the GLA 45 AMG runs mainly on its front wheels, if traction is needed, 50 % percent of the power can be sent to the rear axle by the drivetrain.

The AMG sports exhaust system in the GLA 45 AMG features large pipe cross-sections and an automatically controlled viarable vane. An AMG Performance exhaust system, also equipped with an exhaust vane, is available as an optional extra.

To keep things in check, the Electronic Stability Program is configured as a three-stage ESP. The GLA 45 AMG comes with three transmission modes: “ESP ON”, “SPORT Handling Mode” and “ESP OFF”.

There is also an ESP Curve Dynamic Assist which during hard cornering, provide braking interventions on the rear inside wheel to help it turn tighter and reduce understeer.

Different packages are on offer for the GLA 45 AMG according to the customers needs, in terms of performance as well as visual upgrades.

The GLA 45 AMG “Edition 1″ is a special option. The expressive arrangement of exclusive exterior and interior details arouses pure fascination. The high-gloss black Aerodynamics package with larger front splitter, additional flics in the front fascia, and rear airfoil creates an uncompromising racetrack feel. The silver gray/red AMG racing stripes on the vehicle sides below the “dropping line” leave a lasting impression. These are complemented by red highlights on radiator grille, exterior mirrors, diffuser insert and rear airfoil. A perfect match to these are the red painted brake calipers and multi-spoke AMG alloy wheels painted matte black with red rim flanges. The alloy wheels feature special

AMG wheel hub covers with central-lock look, and are mounted with tires of size 235/40 R 20 all-round. The AMG Night package is also part of the standard equipment, as is the “Edition 1″ badge on the front fender. The metallic paints cosmos black, polar silver and mountain gray are available as an alternative to the cirrus white exterior paintwork.

The interior of the GLA 45 AMG “Edition 1″ is dominated by the colors black and red. Red contrasting topstitching adorns the AMG Performance seats upholstered in MB-Tex man-made leather/DINAMICA microfiber, the door center panels, the upper section of the MB-Tex man-made leather/DINAMICA microfiber instrument panel and the nappa leather/DINAMICA microfiber AMG Performance steering wheel. Other visual highlights are the E-SELECT lever with embossed AMG emblem and the “Edition 1″ badge on the AMG DRIVE UNIT. The exclusive trim on the instrument panel perfectly matches the AMG racing stripes on the sides of the vehicle.

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG should hit showrooms in the US by this fall.

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