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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG

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2015 Base GLA 45 AMG 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC
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The overachieving member of the new family of small crossovers from Mercedes-Benz, the GLA45 AMG demonstrates that luxury and high performance really can exist in a tidy package that's accessible to younger buyers. Although we tend to associate crossovers with family travel, the GLA45 AMG is more of a lifestyle vehicle for singles and couples who value power and agility over space.

What's New for 2015

Like the rest of the GLA-Class, the GLA45 AMG is an all-new addition to the Mercedes-Benz lineup.

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Choosing Your Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG

Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG

The GLA45 AMG is about five inches shorter and eight inches lower than Mercedes-Benz's mainstream compact crossover, the GLK-Class. Compared to your typical hatchback, the AMG rides higher, has a more aggressive stance, and simply looks more purposeful. But that's not just the result of clever styling. Every example carries all-wheel drive with hill-descent control, an off-road transmission mode and 19-inch wheels.

The AMG is equipped with the same turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder found in the other GLA models, but the engine is specially tuned in this case to produce a rather incredible 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. To go with all the extra power, you get a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes, launch control and a performance-spec seven-speed automatic transmission. You can expect to go from zero to 60 mph in a scant 4.8 second and still get 25 mpg in combined driving.

Standard equipment includes a power liftgate, HD radio, dual power seats (leatherette) with driver memory, Bluetooth phone and audio, bi-xenon headlamps and rain-sensing wipers. For safety, you get a driver alertness warning system and forward collision mitigation with automatic braking.

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Most buyers will consider essential the Premium package, which includes automatic dual zone climate control, heated front seats, auto-dimming mirrors, satellite radio, an infotainment control interface and an integrated garage door opener. Premium-equipped models are eligible for the Interior package with leather seating and remote window operation; and the Multimedia package, which offers a hard drive-based navigation system with real-time traffic and weather, a rearview camera and expanded audio features.

In addition to the AMG's standard safety technology, the Driver Assistance package gets you adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning. On the performance end of things, there's the Driver's package with a firmer suspension, 20-inch wheels and red brake calipers. The Aerodynamics package adds a full aerodynamic body kit.

Individual options worth considering include a panoramic sunroof, a Harman Kardon surround-sound system, performance exhaust and Recaro sport seats.

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While it receives plenty of performance upgrades, the AMG doesn't get any extra standard luxuries. That makes the Premium and Interior packages rather necessary in a vehicle of this exclusivity.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 355 HP / 332 ft.lbs.
7-spd sequential shift control auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time 4matic All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
23 / 29 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 355 HP / 332 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time 4matic All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
23 / 29 / 26 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
14.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
43.6 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
173.9 "
Exterior Width
71.0 "
Exterior Height
60.0 "
Front Headroom
40.0 "
Rear Headroom
38.4 "
Front Legroom
41.9 "
Rear Legroom
33.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
18.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
19.0 " Machined Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined Amg Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Amg Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Grille Moldings
With Metal-look Bar
Rear Spoiler
Lip / Wing
Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish / Stainless Steel With Powdercoated Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Dinamica/mb-tex Simulated Suede/leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Comand Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Comand Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
8 / 12 Harman/kardon
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Collision Prevention Assist Plus Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Attention Assist Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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