Mercedes-Benz India has finally launched the performance oriented model of the GLA crossover- the GLA 45 AMG in the country. The Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG price in India is Rs. 69.60 lakh (Ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Under the hood, the GLA 45 AMG is powered by the same 2.0-litre 4-cylinder, direct injection unit that also powers the CLA 45 AMG. This engine is claimed to be the world’s most powerful 4-cylinder engine. It is capable of developing a top power output of 355bhp at 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 450Nm between 2,250-5,000rpm. This engine is paired to a seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT dual-clutch transmission. Dimensionally, the AMG spec GLA 45 AMG looks identical to the standard model; however, the height of the crossover has been reduced by 15mm which in return offers better handling at high speeds.
The 7-speed gearbox sends power to all the wheels via Mercedes 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. The AMG spec crossover accelerates to 100kmph from zero in mere 4.8 seconds and hits an electronically limited top-speed of 250kmph.
The AMG Spec model looks largely identical to the regular model; however, the AMG equipment adds to its sporty characteristics. The crossover is equipped with sportier bumpers, sports suspension system, new grille, quad exhaust, red calipers, rear diffuser, ARTICO upholstery, etc. The other equipment include a racy flat-bottomed steering wheel, AMG spec sports seat with contrasting seats, steering, red seatbelts and newly formulated gearbox.
The flared wheel arches have been fitted to AMG spec 19-inch alloy wheels. The standard features include rear air conditioning vents, larger touch screen infotainment system, automatic climate control, etc. On safety front, the vehicle gets ASR, ESP, ABS, EBD, TCS and others.