Mercedes GLA 45 AMG to be launched in India along with the regular GLA

  • Sep 12, 2014

We all have been waiting for the Mercedes Benz's 'baby SUV', the GLA class, eagerly. But it seems that the 'three pointed star' has a more powerful surprise for us, in its kitty. News is floating that Mercedes Benz could launch the AMG version of the GLA, termed as GLA 45 AMG, along side the regular variants of GLA class. The launch is scheduled to take place on September 30. Both the models will be sold together under the same roof, with the AMG version obviously sitting in the higher end of the price spectrum.


About the GLA 45 AMG, as expected, the SUV will be a regular GLA on steroids, encompassed with attention to detailing, superior AMG kit and equipment list and a hoot under its hood. The sporty SUV, just like its regular versions, will sit on the Mercedes Benz's new front wheel drive MFA platform, which is underpinning other cars too, such as A-Class, B-Class and CLA-Class.


The SUV on stilts is supposed to be driven from the same 2.0 liter turbocharged engine as seen in the recently unveiled CLA 45 AMG, which is good enough to pump out 360 PS of power and 450 Nm of torque, making it the most powerful 'in-production' 4-cylinder engine of the world. The engine is mated to an AMG Speedshift 7-speed unit, which delivers the power to all the four wheels. The car is quick enough to cover the 0-100 kmph sprint in just 4.8 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 250 kmph.


Unlike the CLA 45 AMG which has a natural competitor in the face of Audi S4, the GLA 45 AMG will be the sole player in the niche segment of compact performance luxury SUV. The car will be sold in India as a fully imported, CBU unit, which explains its expected higher ex-showroom price in the range of Rs. 75 to 80 lakhs.


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