Bold Exterior Changes
Mercedes-AMG is treating car enthusiasts with a sleek upgrade to its compact performance SUV, the GLA 45 S 4MATIC+. The most notable change? A refreshed front apron that now sports the iconic AMG crest on the bonnet. But that’s not all.
The lighting system has been revamped and now boasts LED technology throughout. Those keen on details will spot the new light signatures on both the headlights and rear lights. And for those who fancy a little extra, MULTIBEAM LED main headlights are available as an optional upgrade.
Eye-Catching Side Profile and Rear Design
When viewed from the side, the newly coloured wheel arch extensions (previously black) accentuate the SUV’s robust nature. These changes, coupled with the standard 21-inch cross-spoke wheels, give the vehicle a commanding presence on the road. Moving to the back, the dual round tailpipe and roof spoiler lip subtly hint at this being the powerhouse of the GLA family.
Interior Innovations: Tech Meets Comfort
Step inside, and you’re greeted with the latest generation of the AMG Performance steering wheel. Not only does it look good, but it’s also functional. Bright displays on the AMG steering wheel buttons allow drivers to control key driving functions effortlessly. The MBUX infotainment system has been enhanced, offering an AMG-specific screen design and a broader range of features.
The cherry on top? Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available for seamless smartphone integration. Plus, with higher USB charging capacity and an extra USB-C port, staying connected has never been easier.
Performance that Packs a Punch
Under the bonnet, the GLA 45 S 4MATIC+ houses a formidable AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine.
With a whopping 310 kW (421 PS) of output, this compact SUV can go from a standstill to 62 mph in just 4.3 seconds and can reach a top speed of 168 mph. The engine’s swift response, combined with the agile AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, promises an exhilarating driving experience.
Additionally, the SUV features the standard driving programme RACE and the fully variable all-wheel drive AMG Performance 4MATIC+ with AMG TORQUE CONTROL. This ensures not only a balanced distribution of engine power between the front and rear axles but also between the left and right rear wheels.
In summary, the upgraded Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 S 4MATIC+ offers car enthusiasts a blend of style, technology, and raw power. Whether you’re navigating city streets or cruising on the motorway, this SUV is sure to turn heads.