Mercedes-Benz officially unveiled today the 2015 GLA45 AMG, the latest addition in the AMG lineup. Just like the A45 AMG and the CLA45 AMG, the new Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG is powered by the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine rated at 355 hp and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. Using an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission, the GLA 45 AMG sprints from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h.
As expected, the GLA45 AMG wants to attract young buyers and offers an interesting design that shows a powerful and distinctive character. The front end features the well-known front spoiler and the AMG “twin blade” radiator grille, both painted matte titanium gray. When viewed from the side, the GLA45 AMG shows the distinctive AMG alloy wheels in three design options. Moreover, the side sill panels come with matte titanium gray inserts, while the “Turbo AMG” lettering are found on the front fenders.
The rear end is dominated by the diffuser insert with titanium gray trim and the chrome-plated trim of the twin tailpipes. Still, if the customers want more, Mercedes-Benz offers an aerodynamic package consisting of a large front splitter, additional flics on the front fascia, rear spoiler and Night package.
An exterior carbon-fiber package offers the carbon-fiber front splitter, side sill panel insert and rear fascia trim, with twin blade of the radiator grille in silver chrome. The Night Package offers 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.
Furthermore, a rear spoiler is available, as well as carbon-fiber exterior mirror housings and red painted brake calipers with black AMG lettering. Inside, we find the 3-spoke nappa leather multifunction sports steering wheel with red contrasting topstintching, the AMG instrument cluster with 2-tube design and central color display, the brushed aluminum trim on the instrument panel in tandem with the brushed stainless-steel AMG front door sills, emphasizes the high-grade, exclusive ambiance inside the GLA45 AMG.
Just like the exterior, the interior can also be upgraded with a performance steering wheel in black nappa leather/Alcantara, performance seats upholstered in leather or MB-Tex man-made leather/DINAMICA microfiber or driver and front passenger, with more strongly contoured seat shape for enhanced lateral support and with integral head restraints, red designo safety belts. Moreover, the GLA45 AMG is available with carbon-fiber trim and leather upholstery in black, crystal gray, nut brown or black ‘Red Cut’ design.