Mercedes-AMG GLA GLA 45 4Matic Premium 5dr Auto Petrol Hatchback

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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Dark privacy glass from B-pillar backwards, Red brake calipers with mercedes benz lettering + perforated brake discs, Attention assist, Stop/start system, Washer fluid reminder, Elec heated + adjust door mirrors...

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The total number of seats in the vehicle.

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Ten Second Review

Mercedes-Benz lights the blue touch paper on its rocket of a crossover, the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC. With all-wheel drive and 381bhp from its turbo two-litre engine, it's searingly quick, but with emissions of just 172g/km and 38.2mpg fuel economy, it's not going to require a second mortgage to run.

Background

It's not like Mercedes-Benz to miss out on an opportunity. There are few companies more committed to filling niches and sub-niches than the Stuttgarters, but if you had to nominate two that were even more opportunistic, you'd probably finger Audi and BMW. Both companies have lined their pockets in this country with their smaller SUVs, Audi with the Q3 and Q5 and BMW with its X1 and X3 models. Meanwhile, Mercedes has been left uncharacteristically bereft, with nothing comparable in its product range. Until now that is. The GLA Class is Mercedes' answer and it hasn't taken AMG long to get its hands on it and produce the vehicle we have here; the GLA 45 AMG. We've had A and CLA-class models with that suffix before and it spells all-wheel drive traction and a surfeit of power that's almost obscene. Can it work in a higher-riding 'crossover' body? Audi's RS Q3 has demonstrated that a market exists. Can Mercedes trump Audi at its own game?

Driving Experience

There's only one engine on offer but it is quite a powerplant. A 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit might not immediately promise great fireworks, but this one comprehensively trumps the 340 or 367bhp 2.5-litre engines available in the Audi RS Q3, developing a hefty 381bhp from a relatively lightweight hand-built twin-scroll turbo unit. Mercedes claims it to be the most powerful series-production four-cylinder turbo engine in the world and although you might well remember the odd Mitsubishi Evo with a few more ponies under the bonnet, for the time being at least it's impossible to argue with Mercedes' claim. This engine develops 475Nm of torque from just 2,250rpm, again incrementally better than the Audi's 418Nm. Drive naturally goes to all four wheels, but despite the SUV tag, don't be tempted to go green laning in this one. The ground clearance is minimal and the low-profile tyres aren't going to afford much grip on wet grass or protection to the beautifully-finished 19-inch alloy wheels. You get an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission which features three distinct transmission modes, a double-declutching function dependent on the transmission mode and a RACE START function for optimum acceleration. Then there's the three-stage ESP stability control system that, aside from on and off settings, has a Sport Handling Mode. ESP Curve Dynamic Assist is also included as standard. The GLA 45 AMG also gets AMG sports suspension with specially tuned spring/damper units and bigger anti-roll bars, AMG speed-sensitive sports steering and AMG high-performance braking system with vented, cross-drilled brake discs all-round. It's quite a package. How fast? Think zero to 62mph in just 4.4 seconds on the way to an electronically limited 155mph top speed. That's one fast crossover.

Design and Build

The styling of the GLA 45 4MATIC offers a neat third way if you find the A45 AMG too gawky and the CLA 45 AMG too weird. Of the three, it's probably got the most cohesive front to rear design and it's not too overdone. There's a deep front apron and splitter with twin blade radiator grille and black flics above the air intakes. Bi-xenon headlamps come as standard. Three designs of alloy wheel are offered, with 19" rims standard and 20" items on the options list, then there are side sill panels with matte titanium grey inserts, a rear diffuser and rectangular, chrome-plated twin tailpipe trims. If that's altogether too subtle, you can choose body decals and spoilers to make the GLA 45 AMG look more like the extrovert concept car that first appeared at motor shows. The cabin gets some sporty touches, such as bolstered seats in Artico/Dinamica microfibre with red contrasting stitching and red seat belts. The GLA rides on a 2699mm wheelbase (the same as that used by all latest A-Class models), so don't expect limousine-standard legroom in the rear seats. Luggage space is 421-litres with the seats in place and 836-litres with them folded down completely. An optional 'Load Compartment package' moves the rear seat backs to a more upright position, freeing up a further 60-litres of load space.

Market and Model

Expect to pay around the £45,000 mark for the GLA 45, once you've allowed for some well chosen extras. In standard specification, the GLA 45 4MATIC runs on five-twin-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels painted titanium grey wearing 235/45 R 19 tyres. Customers can also opt for larger 10-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels with 235/40 R 20 rubber. These wheels are painted titanium grey or matte black with a high-sheen rim detail. The interior features a three-spoke nappa leather multifunction sports steering wheel, an AMG race timer function and stainless steel AMG front door sills. There are a range of options on offer, including a performance steering wheel in black nappa leather/Alcantara or performance seats with a more strongly contoured seat shape for enhanced lateral support plus integral head restraints. You can also specify the almost obligatory carbon fibre trim panels and there's a choice of upholsteries, including black, crystal grey, nut brown or black and red colour schemes.

Cost of Ownership

The emissions figure of the GLA 45 AMG seems scarcely credible given that this is a 381bhp crossover that hits 62 in less than five seconds, but Mercedes quotes 172g/km so we'll go with that. Its key rival, the Audi RS Q3, is left well adrift at 206g/km but to really put that figure into perspective, it's 6g/km better than the lightweight Toyota GT86 sports coupe; a car with no all-wheel drive, no usable rear seats, no turbocharger and which develops less than half the torque of the GLA 45 AMG. That's quite jaw-slackening. The 38.2mpg combined fuel economy figure is also better than the Toyota, which leads you to wonder quite how the Japanese are hobbling their cute coupe. Mercedes is quite upfront about how it's making those numbers. The combination of multiple fuel injection and multiple spark ignition improves fuel economy and significantly increases the thermodynamic efficiency, leading to low exhaust emissions. The injection system's outstanding flexibility also ensures a high degree of freedom in terms of application. There are up to five injections per combustion cycle in the cold-start and warm-up phase, which is so crucial for emissions. Residual values are bound to be sturdy, as the A and CLA-Class cars have already proved. The promise of a hot Mercedes crossover with low running costs and high build values isn't going to be lost on used buyers.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Mercedes Audio 20 radio/single CD
  • Solid - Jupiter Red
  • Solid - Polar white
  • 4 way adjustable lumbar support
  • Aluminium roof rails
  • Solid paint
  • Chrome beltline
  • AMG sports exhaust system
  • Sports suspension
  • Designo seat belts in red
  • Artico leather/Dinamica upholstery
  • 3 spoke nappa leather multifunction AMG performance steering wheel
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay
  • Garmin satellite navigation
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Reversing camera
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • AMG floor mats with contrast edging
  • AMG black/red design interior trim
  • 19" AMG 5 twin spoke design alloy wheels
  • Artico leather/Dinamica - Black with red stitching
Specification
Body Glass
Dark privacy glass from B-pillar backwards
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Heated rear window with timer
Rear windscreen wiper with auto activation when reversing
Heated windscreen wash system
Brakes
Red brake calipers with mercedes benz lettering + perforated brake discs
ABS with Brake Assist
ESP with ASR
Electronic parking brake
Hill start assist
AMG high performance braking system
Adaptive brake system
Driver Aids
Attention assist
AMG speed sensitive sports steering
Active park assist with parktronic system
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
Driver Convenience
Stop/start system
Driver Information
Washer fluid reminder
Oil level warning
Coolant level warning indicator
Outside temperature gauge
Low fuel level warning light
Multi function trip computer
AMG instrument cluster
Service indicator (ASSYST)
8" colour display screen
Driving Mirrors
Elec heated + adjust door mirrors
Electric folding door mirrors
Aspherically curved door mirror glass
Auto dimming interior + exterior mirrors
Embellishment Trims
Leather gear knob with chrome insert
black air vent surrounds with red insert
Entertainment
Harman/Kardon surround sound system
DAB Digital radio
USB port
Media interface
SD card slot
Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
Exterior Body Features
Roof mounted radio aerial
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
AMG body styling
Roof spoiler
Electric front sliding and fixed rear panoramic glass sunroof
Radiator grille with 2 louvres in titanium grey
Diffuser in matt titanium grey
Matt titanium grey front and rear apron trim
Exterior Lights
LED third brake light
Automatic headlamp activation
LED indicators in door mirrors
Adaptive brake lights
LED tail lights
Adaptive LED headlights with high beam assist
Front fog lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Dual zone automatic climate control
Interior Features
Illuminated glovebox
Centre console storage
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Centre console with cupholders
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Luggage compartment cover
Black headlining
Easy-pack tailgate - Powered opening/closing automatically
12V socket in luggage compartment
Load securing rings in luggage compartment
AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
Illuminated door sills
12V power socket in centre console
Gearshift paddles
Leather trimmed gearknob
Aluminium gear shift paddles
Interior Lights
Luggage compartment lighting
Rear Reading Lamps
Courtesy light in boot
Interior door handle illumination
Footwell lights
12 colour Ambient lighting
Safety
Front side airbags
Occupancy sensor for passenger seat
Child proof door locks
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
Drivers knee airbag
Window airbags
Active bonnet
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Crash responsive emergency lighting
Seats
Integrated head restraints
Heated front seats
Height adjustable front seats
Electric front seats with memory
1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Isofix rear child seat preparation
AMG performance seats
Security
Remote central locking
Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
Keyless Start
Chrome surround electric key
Vanity Mirrors
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels - Spare
Tirefit sealant with electric air pump
Options
Entertainment
Mercedes Audio 20 radio/single CDStandard
Packs
Driving assistance pack - GLA Class£1,695.00
AMG aerodynamic pack - GLA AMG£1,530.00
Night pack - GLA AMG£1,150.00
AMG Exclusive pack - GLA AMG 45£895.00
AMG Dynamic Plus Pack - GLA Class£1,395.00
Exclusive pack - GLA Class AMG 45£895.00
AMG Driver's pack - GLA AMG£1,940.00
Cockpit Pack - GLA£195.00
Storage Pack - GLA AMG£170.00
Paint - Metallic
Metallic - Cosmos Black£595.00
Metallic - Mountain grey£595.00
Metallic - Iridium silver£595.00
Paint - Solid
Solid - Jupiter RedStandard
Solid - Polar whiteStandard
Seats
4 way adjustable lumbar supportStandard
Exterior Body Features
Metallic paint£595.00
Aluminium roof railsStandard
Solid paintStandard
Chrome beltlineStandard
Designo Magno Paint£1,795.00
AMG Performance exhaust£510.00
AMG sports exhaust systemStandard
Chassis/Suspension
Sports suspensionStandard
AMG Ride Control£595.00
Interior Features
Designo seat belts in redStandard
Artico leather/Dinamica upholsteryStandard
3 spoke nappa leather multifunction AMG performance steering wheelStandard
Driver Information
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlayStandard
Garmin satellite navigationStandard
Mercedes connect me with remote online£150.00
COMAND online navigation with radio/CD/DVD/MP3 player, 10Gb music storage, speed limit assist, linguatronic and smartphone integration£995.00
Driver Aids
Cruise control + speed limiterStandard
Reversing cameraStandard
360 degree parking camera£330.00
Driving Mirrors
Body colour door mirrorsStandard
Exterior Lights
Intelligent light system with Bi-xenon lights, headlight wash, LED daytime running lights, active light, cornering light and adaptive high beam assist£435.00
Paint - Special
Designo Magno - Mountain grey£1,795.00
Carpets/Rugs
AMG floor mats with contrast edgingStandard
Trim - Leather
Exclusive pack - Leather - Lava black£895.00
Exclusive pack - Leather - Hazelnut brown£895.00
Exclusive pack - Leather - Sahara beige/black£895.00
AMG Exclusive pack - Perforated Leather - Black with red cut£895.00
Embellishment Trims
Carbon fibre trim£695.00
AMG black/red design interior trimStandard
Wheels - Alloy
20" AMG 10 spoke design alloy wheels£595.00
19" AMG 5 twin spoke design alloy wheelsStandard
Trim - Part Leather
Artico leather/Dinamica - Black with red stitchingStandard
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)4.4
Engine Power - BHP381
Engine Power - KW280
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT350
Engine Torque - NM475
Engine Torque - RPM2500
Top Speed155

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