UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Sooner or later, this was to happen: a two-liter turbo engine, which already sets in motion almost all members of the compact Mercedes-AMG family, was put on a new generation SUV. And the AMG GLA 45 crossover is able to set the heat for many hot hatch.
The manufacturer has so far published the characteristics of only the youngest modification of the “forty-fifth” – the one that will receive a 387-horsepower version of the turbocharged “four” (the appearance of the AMG GLA 45 S with a 421-horsepower engine remains to be seen).
The motor works with an 8-speed AMG Speedshift robot and an all-wheel drive system that can distribute traction not only along the axles, but also between the rear wheels.
Up to 100 km / h, the novelty will be able to accelerate in about 4.3 seconds at a maximum speed of 250 km / h. A more powerful version is expected to be a couple of tenths faster in acceleration to “hundreds”, and the maximum speed will increase to 270 km / h.
With the change of generations, the Mercedes-Benz GLA has become more like a full-fledged crossover than the pre-reform version, but the manufacturer promises that thanks to the suspension settings, the novelty will be much better controlled and will be much more stable in turns.
The all-terrain vehicle was provided with access to adaptive shock absorbers with three operating modes, powerful brakes with 4-piston calipers (optionally six-piston), seven operating modes of driving electronics (including Race mode) and a stabilization system with three tuning levels.
The novelty can be identified by the traditionally developed aerodynamic body kit, wheels up to 22 inches, an impressive spoiler and a Panamericana grille.
The interior will feature a sports steering wheel and multi-contour seats, carbon and aluminum trim, as well as a multimedia complex MBUX with a telemetric mode of operation.
The official debut of the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 will be held March 3 at the Geneva Motor Show.
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