The latest Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S 4Matic+ Plus marks a new era in the history of Mercedes-AMG – the performance-oriented automaker redefines the brand with a completely redesigned appearance and enhanced performance.
The GLA45 S backs up its racy look with its AMG-forged engine. A hand-built 4-cylinder turbocharged engine generates 421 horsepower and a maximum torque of 500 Nm through an 8G-DCT 8-speed automatic transmission.
Its AMG Performance 4MATIC+ is even more gripping, with up to 100% rear-wheel drive.
Aside from its improved performance, the German luxury marque significantly enhanced the GLA45 S by deploying technologies previously unavailable from its predecessors, such as the Active Brake Assist, Speed Limit Assist, and Attention Assist.
Special Features of the Mercedes-AMG GLA45S 4Matic+ Plus
AMG Night Package
Showcasing a bolder presence, the all-new Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S 4Matic+ Plus offers the AMG Night Package tailored exclusively for AMG models.
This kit further enhances the model’s appearance, based on the AMG Line exterior through striking black design elements that accentuate the vehicle’s sporty and robust character.
In addition to the AMG Line exterior, GLA45 S 4Matic+ Plus also features an AMG Leather package that offers a remarkably sophisticated interior furnished in leather.
The two-tone leather sports seats and the topstitching on the dashboard significantly increase its appeal.
Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control
The latest THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control provides separate temperature controls that allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy individualized comfort.
Aside from the fully automatic or manual control of the blower speed and airflow distribution, the system also incorporates a dust and pollen filter that prevents particles from entering the cabin up to five microns.
Providing the quickest way of loading and unloading your compartment, the EASY-PACK tailgate works electrically with just a touch of a button.
It is merely and practically activated by the vehicle key button or by the tailgate’s release handle. To lessen the risk of damage, it features automatic obstacle detection.
ECO Start/Stop Function
ECO Assist technology is a short term for ‘Ecological Drive Assist System,’ which performs two essential functions, allowing the driver to enhance driving habits that boost fuel efficiency.
An integrated feedback system trains the drivers to drive more effectively, while an ECO button optimizes the vehicle’s operation to maximize fuel efficiency.
For enhanced driving safety, GLA45 S 4Matic+ Plus features an innovative parking package which consists of Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC and 360° camera.
Active Parking Assist allows you to fit your car in parallel parking spaces when driving by using the bumper sensors. It expertly guides the car into space while monitoring the range of brakes and gear.
Combined with PARKTRONIC, you can park and exit narrow parallel parking areas and select big enough spaces for your cars.
Interior of the Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S 4Matic+ Plus
AMG Performance Steering Wheel
The new AMG Performance Steering Wheel combines ultimate functionality with seamless ergonomics. It comes as standard in Nappa leather with DINAMICA microfibre, boasting a stylish, sporty design with a flat bottom and a heavily contoured rim.
This feature lessens the driver’s distraction as it comes with AMG steering buttons, allowing the driver to control the entire infotainment system without taking their hands off the steering wheel.
AMG DYNAMIC SELECT
AMG DYNAMIC SELECT offers a more personalized driving experience with four driving modes. It can change the Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S 4Matic+ Plus’ functional properties by choosing ‘Comfort,’ ‘Sport,’ ‘Sport+,’ ‘ and ‘Race,’ from the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs.
This feature changes fundamental parameters like engine and transmission response, steering dynamics, suspension damping, and sound.
64-colour Ambient Lighting
Futuristic HD displays and an immense sense of space – ambient lighting exhibits this distinctive atmosphere inside the GLA45 S spectacularly at night.
The indirect LED light accentuates the trim’s elegant lines and goes one step further: the light presents the interior as a work of art in striking color schemes.
The 10.25 wide-touchscreen multimedia display has a multitouch interface, making it easy to navigate through a wide selection of features in the MBUX, including audio, phone, and vehicle settings.
Besides touchscreen, console touchpad, and touch-control steering wheel, the other three input methods of the standard screen also respond and activate through voice command by saying, “Hey, Mercedes.”
This large touchpad, located on the center console, allows you to manage the in-dash media display with just a flicker of your fingers.
Meticulously built to understand multitouch movements like swiping through menus for the smartphone-like setup and pinching to zoom. You can utilize this to change your vehicle’s general settings, such as temperature and audio volume.
With the wireless charging feature added, you can go through the day without worrying about your phone’s battery.
To start charging, place your phone on the charging dock; your phone will still be charged during your drive and will be ready for use at the end of your ride.
Exterior of the Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S 4Matic+ Plus
LED Tail Lamps
Compared to other taillights, LED tail lamps react quicker in case of a sudden stop, preventing accidents.
These high-performing tail lights emit more vibrant colors that are much more noticeable, helping you and other drivers safe on any road, even at night. Because it uses low power, the LED tail lamps last longer as compared with other lights.
LED High-Performance Headlamps
Individually controlled LEDs respond quicker and more accurately to various light conditions.
These high-performance headlamps light up your path without dazzling oncoming traffic on your way. Other features, such as navigation-assisted light functions, ensure safe driving even at night.
Rain-sensing Windscreen Wipers
Rain-sensing Windshield Wipers provides you enhanced visibility on the street, allowing you to focus on the road without worrying about any distraction.
These wipers guarantee your windshield clear from drizzle and downpour and speed up depending on the rain detected.
This fully functional glass sunroof features a large panel tilted up for ventilation or sliding back for an open-air feel.
A power interior shade allows the occupants to adjust the amount of sunlight entering the cabin. You can also open and close the cabin using the car’s advanced voice control system.
For additional load space, the GLA45 S features a practical roof rail coated in black that well-matched with the exterior color. You can securely carry extra luggage and heavy objects for your adventure with this roof rail, such as bikes, skis, snowboarding, or cargo containers.
Electronically-folding exterior mirrors allow you to adjust your mirrors without leaving your seat. It conveniently prevents damage to the exterior mirrors, especially when moving through small spaces.
This package comes with an auto-dimming feature for the driver’s exterior mirror and the inside rear-view mirror.
Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S 4Matic+ Plus Specifications
- AMG steering-wheel buttons
- THERMOTRONIC luxury automatic climate control, two-zone, with display
- Centre console with AMG-specific buttons to control manual transmission mode, 3-stage ESP
- Folding rear seat backrest – 40:20:40 split
- 64-colour ambient lighting
- Luggage net on driver’s and front passenger backrest
- Brushed stainless-steel sports pedals
- Seat Comfort package
- The touchpad on the center console
- Steering column – manually adjustable for height and reach
- AMG Performance steering wheel in Nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre
- Trim – carbon structure
- AMG TRACK PACE
- DAB digital radio tuner
- “Hey Mercedes” voice activation
- 10.25-inch digital instrument display
- 10.25-inch touchscreen media display
- Instrument display – AMG menu with sporty additional information
- MBUX multimedia system
- Media display – AMG-specific content
- Smartphone integration including Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM
- USB ports – type C (2)
- Wireless charging
- AMG Night package
- AMG bodystyling
- Signature AMG radiator grille
- AMG high-performance brake system with red-painted front brake calipers
- Illuminated front door sills with ‘AMG’ lettering
- Electrically adjustable and heated with integrated LED indicators
- AMG-specific dual-flow exhaust pipes in chrome
- Parking package – reversing camera with parking guidelines, 180° view and
- Active Park Assist with PARKTRONIC
- Lights – LED tail lights in a two-piece design
- Power domes in the bonnet
- Roof rails – black
- Specific ‘S’ labeling on the boot lid
- ‘TURBO 4MATIC+’ lettering on the front wings
- Active bonnet
- Active Lane Keeping Assist
- Airbags –
- Dual-stage, driver & front passenger
- Head and side bags, driver & front passenger
- Knee Bag for driver
- Window bags, driver & front passenger
- ATTENTION ASSIST
- Active Brake Assist
- Adaptive Brake Assist with HOLD function and Hill Start Assist
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist (BAS)
- Cruise Control with Limiter
- EASY-PACK tailgate
- Electric parking brake
- Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Acceleration Skid Control (ASR)
- KEYLESS-GO (lock/unlock)
- Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
- Speed Limit Assist
- AMG Performance 4MATIC+ with TORQUE CONTROL
- AMG speed-sensitive steering
- AMG Real Performance Sound
- AMG exhaust system with flap control dependent on the drive program
- AMG DYNAMIC SELECT
- ECO start/stop function
- KEYLESS-GO starting function
- Lowered comfort suspension
- Suspension with Adaptive Damping system
- 21” AMG alloy wheels – cross-spoke design
- MULTIBEAM LED headlamps with Adaptive Highbeam Assist
- Panoramic sunroof
- Leather package
- Multi-Contour Seat package – multi-contour seats with inflatable air chambers in the lower backrest and the side bolsters
- AMG High-End Performance seat
- Electrically adjustable front memory seats incl. lumbar support
- Blind Spot Assist
- Exit warning function
- Traffic Sign Assist
- Burmester surround sound system
Technical Data of the Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S 4Matic+ Plus
|Engine||Inline 4, 16 Valves, turbocharged|
|Engine Capacity||1,991 cc|
|Max Output||421 hp (310 kW) / 6,750rpm|
|Max Torque||500 Nm / 5,000 – 5,250 rpm|
|Acceleration||4.3 s (0 – 100 km/h)|
|Tops Speed||249 km/h|
|Transmission||8G-DCT 8-speed automatic|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||4,436 mm x 2,020 mm x 1,588 mm|
|Fuel Tank capacity||51 L|
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History of Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 S 4Matic+ Plus
The GLA-Class is a subcompact luxury crossover that has been produced and sold for two decades. Following the Mercedes SUV nomenclature, GL represents Geländewagen, which means an off-road vehicle in German, while A represents its overall position in the Mercedes range, the smallest or the A-Class. Model cars are built and manufactured in a factory in Beijing, China.
The compact SUV concept car was unveiled at the 2013 Auto Shanghai Motor Show and powered by a 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine rated at 211 hp (155 kW; 208 hp), a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, all-wheel drive through the Mercedes-Benz 4Matic system.
The GLA 45 AMG concept focused more on the range’s performance, offering a 355 horsepower output and 2.0-liter petrol. The facelifted GLA launched in 2016 featuring many upgrades, including a redesigned grille, new front, rear bumpers, and LED headlamps, while the interior carried over the same design.
Now in the second generation, the GLA-Class remains a front-wheel-drive car, but everything else has been upgraded and remodeled. One significant upgrade in this generation is its dimensions – it has grown in all measurements compared to its predecessors, especially on the rear seat space. Acquiring a 4.5 inches more rear legroom and 1.7 inches more rear shoulder room, and the cargo space seems to have improved.
Within, you can tell very well that the interior has taken a step forward in architecture, fabrics, infotainment, while the completely redesigned suspension for improved ride quality. Making the GLA-Class a more convenient vehicle to be in for longer trips. The GLA is ideal for those looking for a luxurious little crossover with daily utility.
The GLA-Class is available in 4Matic range (both front-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models) and AMG line, with a wide variety of specs to choose from Executive, Premium, and Premium Plus, and others. The revamp 2021 GLA is most especially known for its smaller 4×4 style model combined with well-defined exterior and high-end interior materials. It remains as the GLA’s largest market are China, the United States, and Germany.
Mercedes-AMG GLA45S 4Matic+ Plus FAQ
How many seats does the Mercedes-AMG GLA45S 4Matic+ Plus have?
The new Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S 4Matic+ Plus has a seating capacity of up to 5 people.
How many cc/power does the Mercedes-AMG GLA45S 4Matic+ Plus have?
Through a reliable Inline 4, 16 valves turbocharged engine, the Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S 4Matic+ Plus produces 421 horsepower and 500 Nm of maximum torque.
What is the top speed of the Mercedes-AMG GLA45S 4Matic+ Plus?
With an acceleration of 4.3 s (0 – 100 km/h), the Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S 4Matic+ Plus has a top speed of 249 km/h.
What is its fuel efficiency?
The Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S 4Matic+ Plus has a fuel tank capacity of 51 L.
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