Mercedes-AMG is upgrading its compact Performance SUV GLA45 S 4MATIC+, with visual and technical innovations for the exterior and interior. The distinguishing feature is the newly shaped front apron and the AMG crest on the bonnet. LED technology is now used for the entire lighting system. The new light signature for the headlights and the rear lights adds subtle visual accents. MULTIBEAM LED main headlights are available as an option.
Viewed from the side, the wheel arch extensions emphasise the vehicle’s powerful character. These components are now painted in the colour of the body (they were black on the predecessor model). 20-inch wheels and the red brake callipers are standard. At the rear, the round twin tailpipe trim and the spoiler lip on the roof reveal that this is the most powerful version of the GLA family.
Interior upgraded with the latest MBUX generation
The interior features the latest generation of the AMG Performance steering wheel as standard. The AMG steering wheel buttons stand out with bright displays and an intuitive operating logic. The buttons let the driver control important driving functions as well as all driving programmes. With its new AMG-specific screen design and extended range of functions, the MBUX infotainment system is even more powerful than before. With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, smartphones can interface wirelessly with the car. Higher USB charging power and an additional USB-C port improve connectivity.
New exterior and interior options
The GLA45 S 4MATIC+ comes with the option of three new light-alloy wheels: The 19-inch version feature AMG ten-spoke wheels in Bicolor Matt Black with high-gloss burnished surfaces. Also available are two new AMG 20-inch wheels in a five-twin-spoke design: Customers can choose between Bicolor Matt Black with high-gloss burnished surfaces or Bicolor Matt Black with high-gloss burnished rim flanges. The wheel range continues to include AMG 21-inch multi-spoke or cross-spoke wheels.
New upholstery covers for the standard sports seats or the optional AMG Performance seats lend the interior a modern feel. For the first time, the combination of ARTICO artificial leather and MICROCUT microfibre can also be ordered in Bahia Brown. The new colour for the ARTICO artificial leather is Sage Grey / Black. Red Pepper / Black is also available for the first time for the leather seat covers. The range of options is rounded out with open-pore lime wood in brown for the trim elements.
Powerful AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine and sophisticated all-wheel drive
With 310 kW (421 hp) of output, the GLA45 S 4MATIC+ has a powerful engine. The compact SUV sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds. The top speed is fixed at 270 km/h. In addition to its impressive output, the AMG 2.0-litre turbo engine also boasts spontaneous response. Power is transmitted via the agile AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The standard driving programme RACE and the fully variable all-wheel drive AMG Performance 4MATIC+ with AMG TORQUE CONTROL contribute significantly to the dynamic driving experience. The rear axle gearbox features two electronically controlled multi-plate clutches, each of which is connected to a drive shaft on the rear axle. This design means that the engine power is not only distributed variably between the front and rear axles, but also selectively between the left and right rear wheels.