Mercedes GLA 45 AMG Concept graces 2013 LA Auto Show
The new GLA 45 AMG comes in with a lower stance and better aerodynamics while it is fitted with the same drivetrain as seen on the A 45 AMG in the form of a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder unit offering 355 hp peak power and 450 Nm peak torque.
The GLA 45 AMG Concept is not only powerful, but also fuel efficient. Its engine is mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7 speed sports dual clutch transmission besides an AMG Performance 4MATIC all wheel drive system. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in less than 5 seconds.
GLA 45 AMG Concept sits AMG forged wheels in a cross spoke design fitted with 255/35 R21 tyres finished with matte black and red rim flanges. High performance AMG braking is also being offered along with red brake calipers. The car distinctively features “45” on doors while an AMG logo on the upper edge of windscreen also speaks of its exclusivity as an AMG Concept. For more information, scroll through the press release below.
A look forward to the new SUV from Mercedes-AMG
Concept GLA45 AMG
Affalterbach/Los Angeles – Mercedes-AMG will present its outlook on a compact, high-performance SUV at the 2013 Los Angeles International Auto Show. The Concept GLA45 AMG features an excitingly bold, distinctive design and is powered by the most muscular four-cylinder engine in series production anywhere in the world: its AMG 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with an output of 355 hp (265 kW) and maximum torque of 332 lb-ft of torque offers unrivalled performance in conjunction with low fuel consumption.
Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “With the Concept GLA45 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 GLA45 AMG a unique proposition.”
Acceleration from 0-60 mph in less than five seconds demonstrates the performance dynamic that is a hallmark of the brand. Thanks to a combination of the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission, the Concept GLA45 AMG impresses with its sporty yet also efficient performance.
Powerful and muscular: breathtaking design
Stunning engineering is combined with breathtaking styling features by Mercedes-AMG: the Concept GLA45 AMG has a powerful and muscular presence on the road. This is due in considerable part to the AMG forged wheels in a cross-spoke design with 255/35 R 21 tires which are painted matte black with a red rim flange, to command attention. They are complemented by the AMG wheel hub covers with center lock-look, plus an AMG high-performance braking system with red brake calipers.
The AMG front apron with its large front splitter in high-gloss black, the black flics (air deflectors) together with the large cooling air intakes, serve to underline the long tradition of motorsport at Mercedes-AMG. The motor racing look is further reinforced by the start number “45” on the doors and the distinctive AMG logo at the upper edge of the windscreen. Further design elements exclusive to AMG include the “twin-blade” radiator grille in silver chrome, side sill panels with high-gloss black inserts, a “TURBO AMG” badge on the front wings, high-gloss black roof rails and the large rear spoiler.
Sporty wraps and red highlights
The sporty silver grey/red foil wrap on the hood, vehicle sides, C-pillar and rear end makes a memorable impression and is complemented by the red highlights on the radiator grille, exterior mirrors, diffuser insert and AMG rear spoiler. The rear view is dominated by the diffuser insert with black trim element and by the two rectangular, high-gloss black tailpipe trims of the AMG sports exhaust system which features and an electronically controlled variable vane system to modulate the AMG signature exhaust note.