Mercedes-AMG Opens Order Books For The GLA 35, 45 and 45 S Crossovers

Mercedes has opened the order books for the new AMG GLA 35 and GLA 45 models in its home market in Germany.

AMG’s latest compact performance crossovers are priced from €54,204 ($61,230) in the case of the GLA 35 4Matic and from €62,772 ($70,909) for the GLA 45 4Matic+, while the GLA 45 S 4Matic+ comes with a price tag of €68,365 ($77,233).

All three models use the same powertrains with the rest of AMG’s 35, 45, and 45 S models, meaning a 2.0-liter turbo paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, placing them among the most powerful models in the segment.

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The new Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit producing 302 HP (306 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. Combined with the AMG Performance 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, the GLA 35 is capable of hitting 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.1 seconds before topping out at 155 mph (250 km/h).

Those seeking a bit more oomph from their small crossover can always take a look at the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45; power here is rated at 382 HP (387 PS) and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque. The all-wheel-drive system is also different, as it features the so-called AMG Torque Control that distributes power to the rear wheels individually and more precisely for better traction. 0-62 mph (100 km/h) comes in 4.4 seconds, while top speed is still limited to 150 mph (250 km/h).

Finally, there’s the range-topping variant that offers more power than a Ferrari 360 in a family-friendly package: the GLA 45 S. The 2.0-liter turbo engine is further boosted to 415 HP (421 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque, knocking a tenth off the 0-62 time, at 4.4 seconds, and topping out at 168 mph (270 km/h).

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