2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG Unveiled Ahead of its Detroit Debut

Mercedes-Benz has unwrapped the 2015 GLA45 AMG, which is the high-performance version of the new GLA compact SUV.

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Mercedes-Benz has unwrapped the 2015 GLA45 AMG, which is the high-performance version of the new GLA compact SUV. The 2015 GLA45 AMG is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder with 355-hp and 332 lb-ft. of torque, the most powerful series-production four-cyl in the world.
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All that power is put to the ground via AMG 4MATIC four wheel drive and AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission. The 2015 GLA45 AMG reaches 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. The GLA45 AMG also gets an upgraded suspension with stiffer steering knuckles and a new four-link rear axle. The AMG sports suspension with specially tuned spring/damper units and bigger anti-roll bars ensures high lateral acceleration and reduced body roll when driving fast on winding roads. An AMG performance suspension with firmer spring and damper tuning is available as an optional extra.

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The AMG speed-sensitive sports steering with specific, speed-dependent power assist ensures high steering precision and agility. The AMG high-performance braking system with vented, perforated brake discs all-round and gray-painted brake calipers delivers spontaneous and reliable deceleration. Red brake calipers are available as an optional extra.

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Compared to the standard GLA, the GLA45 AMG stands out with its 19-inch AMG alloy wheels, an AMG front fascia with front splitter, and a rear diffuser with twin tailpipes.

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Stay tuned for more info from the show on January 13 and the 2015 GLA45 AMG will arrive this fall.

Source: Mercedes-Benz