2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 unveiled as a 382 HP sporty crossover

02/27/2020

Posted by: Jane Osuagwu

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Another model, the GLA 45, has been added to the AMG compact crossover lineup. It came with a sporty look.

German automaker, Mercedes-AMG has added another model to its compact crossover lineup, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45.

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The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 has a sporty look

This unveiling is coming just six days to the car's world debut scheduled to take place at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, March 3.

Naijauto gathered the AMG GLA is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine which has previously featured in the A45 and CLA 45 model, as well as the same output and torque.

Let's see what the specifications say about the model.

The engine delivers 382 HP (285 kW/387 PS) and a torque of 354 lb-ft (480 Nm). It is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system. There’s an AMG Torque Control which helps to distribute power between the front and rear wheel. The high-performance car can run 0-60 mph under 4.3 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph (249 kph)

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The sporty AMG GLA 45 is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine

The Base GLA 45 will be sold only in America, starting towards the end of 2020. Other parts of the world will get to see the base and S trim.

With a revised suspension fitted in the model, AMG says it reduces torque steer. It came with a 4-link rear suspension, McPherson strut design at the front aluminum wishbones, one trailing arm and three transverse control arms. The AMG adaptive dampers are there to let users choose from three modes so as to suit their riding preference. Standard braking for the GLA 45 includes 4-piston front and 1-piston rear calipers, perforated discs.

On the outside, Mercedes adorned the 2021 GLA 45 with front and rear bumpers similarly shaped like it's crossover brethren, prominent quad exhaust pipes, roof-mounted spoiler and a big grille with vertical slats. The looks are completed with 19-inch wheels, unique badging and black accents.

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The new model features digital dials and the MBUX infotainment system

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There are the 19-inch wheels to complement the crossover

Following the steps of other GLA versions, the AMG 45 came with digital dials and the MBUX infotainment system. There are voice control and special graphics present in the instrument cluster.

The seats are wrapped up in black MB-Tex and Dinamica, with four leather options available. Seatbelts are red in color. The steering wheel gets a Nappa leather wrap.

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Jane Osuagwu is an automotive writer at Naijauto.com. She's a car enthusiast who loves creating educative and informative topics on cars, ranging from maintenance tips to updates on the latest trend in the auto industry in concise and friendly writing. 

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