Overview

With a maximum output of 280 kW (381 hp) and 475 Nm maximum torque the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC is among the most powerful cars in its segment. A speed of 62 mph is achieved from standstill after just 4.4 seconds. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine blends its thrilling performance and exemplary efficiency with a further best: the power-to-swept-volume ratio of 141 kW (191 hp) marks a record for a series engine with four cylinders.

On the road the turbocharged AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine benefits from extremely fast responses to accelerator movements, high torque, enormous flexibility and a distinctive engine note. The exhaust system features an automatically controlled exhaust flap as standard. The intensity of the engine note changes according to the selected AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving mode.

The agile and dynamic power transfer is assisted by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission. Shorter gear ratios in gears three to seven ensure even more dynamic acceleration. Together with optimised response and shift times, the closer ratio spread ensures better transitions when upshifting.

Best traction as standard: AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive

The standard all-wheel drive AMG performance 4MATIC transfers the drive power to all wheels. The torque is steplessly variably distributed to the front and rear axle. This configuration results in an optimum ratio of dynamism, efficiency and traction to match the driving situation.

A multiple-disc clutch integrated in the rear axle differential with AMG-specific control passes on the engine torque to the rear wheels in a flash should the front wheels lose traction. The spectrum ranges from purely front-wheel drive to the ratio of 50 to 50 percent to the front and rear wheels. Fuel consumption is 7.4 litres per 100 kilometres (38.2 mpg combined).