The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S 4MATIC+ Plus arrives as one of the few SUVs in the market that strikes a balance between practicality and all-out performance. Thanks to AMG chassis tuning and powerful engine, this second-generation performance compact SUV packs a bigger punch than its predecessor.
Mercedes-AMG has made sure that the new GLA45 S develops a more well-defined personality. The signature Panamericana AMG radiator grille emphasizes its aggressive look up front, while a set of athletic 21-inch AMG cross-spoke alloy wheels perfectly complement its AMG body kit. The almost-hot hatch look of this crossover SUV is further augmented with its MULTIBEAM LED headlamps and a panoramic sunroof.
The wildest version of the brand’s smallest SUV is also equipped with AMG high-performance brake system with red-painted front brake callipers, AMG-specific dual-flow exhaust pipes in chrome, and striking LED taillights.
A new handcrafted AMG 2.0-litre turbocharged four-out under the hood of the GLA45 S 4MATIC+ Plus delivers plenty of oomph. This superb engine produces 421 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque making this the most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder in production. The engine is also remarkably responsive with the help of a quick-shifting eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox; you’ll see the needle hit 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds.
Much credit for the GLA45’s road-hugging abilities goes to new AMG’s new Torque Control. This electromechanical drivetrain gives this SUV better handling, faster cornering, and sharper steering for all kinds of terrain.
As you step inside the 2021 GLA45 S, you’re instantly drawn to the sporty DINAMICA-trimmed flat-bottomed AMG Performance steering wheel, featuring a built-in drive mode selector that allows effortless adjustments of the vehicle settings on the fly.
The yellow accents on the doors and seats also give a sportier vibe on its aggressive-looking AMG High-End performance seats, complete with the multi-contour seat and leather package for a more luxurious sport ride whether on-road or on track.
The GLA45 S 4MATIC+ Plus seamlessly blends technology into its driving experience with a 10.25-inch instrument display and a similar-sized touchscreen media display with AMG-specific content. Completing the interior are the Burmester surround sound system, the touchpad on the centre console, the 64-colour ambient lighting, and the MBUX multimedia system for a more modernistic and enjoyable ride.
Manoeuvring this luxury SUV is made thrilling with its AMG speed-sensitive steering. Its AMG Dynamic Select, lowered comfort suspension, and ECO start/stop function also accompanies you to experience the knockout performance of the new Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S 4MATIC+ Plus. With more go-power and top-notch AMG performance features, the 2021 GLA45 S successfully claims a new level of power for the Mercedes-AMG lineup.
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