The Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG Concept is another to add to Mercedes-Benz’s growing list of Los Angeles Motor Show debuts. It joins the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition, the Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG and the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo. The GLA 45 AMG Concept is undoubtedly a show car for the time being, yet we expect that Mercedes-Benz will actually produce something similar in the future!
The Mercedes-Benz Concept GLA 45 AMG Concept features the 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine packing a 360 hp punch. Torque is pegged at 450 newton metres and the GLA 45 AMG Concept is said to offer low fuel consumption. Thanks to the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, acceleration from zero to 100 km/h is achieved in under five seconds. The gearbox is an AMG Speedshift DCT 7-speed sports transmission.
In terms of looks, the Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG Concept features AMG forged wheels in a cross-spoke design with 255/35 R 21 tyres finished in matt black with a red rim flange. Centre lock-looks are a nod to racing, and the AMG high-performance braking system is evident with its red brake callipers.
At the front, the concept features a large front splitter in high-gloss black with black flics together with the large cooling air intakes. The car features number “45” on the doors and the distinctive AMG logo at the upper edge of the windscreen. It also gets a “twin-blade” radiator grille finished in silver chrome, side sill panels with high-gloss black inserts, high-gloss black roof rails and a large rear aerosol.
Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH:
“With the Concept GLA 45 AMG, we are setting a stake firmly in the ground of the strongly growing market segment of compact SUVs. Our customers – a young target group who set great store by styling, dynamism and independence – can now start looking forward to a dynamic high-performance car. The most powerful four-cylinder engine in the world and the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system add up to make the Concept GLA 45 AMG a unique proposition.”