Official - Mercedes GLA 45 AMG revealed; Debuts at Detroit next week

07/01/2014 - 16:40 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

The Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG was announced moments ago. As our readers may remember, the Concept GLA 45 AMG made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November last year. The production version you see in these images, will be shown at the Detroit Motor Show next week.

Mercedes GLA 45 AMG press shots
The Mercedes GLA 45 AMG will debut at the Detroit Motor Show next week.

Power for the GLA 45 AMG comes from the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder motor seen in the A 45 AMG and the CLA 45 AMG. Boasting to be the world's most powerful series-production four-cylinder engine, it endows the sports crossover 360 hp and 450 Nm of torque.

As a result, 0-100 km/h is dispatched within 4.8 seconds, while the top-speed is electronically choked to 250 km/h. The GLA 45 AMG uses Mercedes's traditional 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, while the gearbox is the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission.

Mercedes GLA 45 AMG press shots rear
The GLA 45 AMG develops 360 hp and does the 0-100 km/h sprint in 4.8 seconds.

Further details are available in the press release below.

Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, said -

The response to the Concept GLA 45 AMG during the world première at the Los Angeles International Auto Show has reaffirmed our decision to launch this new AMG model. Currently there is no segment growing faster than that of compact SUVs. For Mercedes-AMG it is therefore a logical step to make a dynamic statement in this segment with the GLA 45 AMG.

Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG - Image Gallery

Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG - Press Release

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