The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG high-performance shop normally takes large sedan and SUV types from your German automaker, replaces the engines, transmissions and suspension elements, and finishes up with luxury muscle autos. AMG engineers hand-build the V-8 and V-12 engines, adding a signature plate onto every of them.
The division established a formidable standard with cars such because the CLS63 AMG plus the G63 AMG, but can Mercedes-Benz increase AMG features to its newer, smaller sized vehicles? I made a decision to seek the answer to that problem when i obtained a chance to generate the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG on the Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca.
The GLA45 AMG is predicated on the GLA250, a brand new compact SUV from Mercedes-Benz. Both versions use a 2-liter four cylinder engine that has a turbocharger and direct injection, so to start with glance it may appear to be Mercedes-Benz just included an aero package and suspension tweaks to build this new AMG. The specs, and also the driving knowledge, explain to a special story.
The AMG store managed to turn the output up from 208 horsepower while in the GLA250 to 355 within the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG, which also features 332 pound-feet of torque. With upgraded turbo, injection method, programming and exhaust, this little motor will become so strong that Mercedes-Benz Chairman Tobias Moers known as it “the world’s most powerful series-production four-cylinder engine” in the event the car or truck was unveiled in September, 2014.
I liked the glance of the GLA250, but I appreciated the GLA45 AMG, coated in Jupiter Purple and sitting during the Laguna Seca paddock, all the more. The grille sported the AMG “twin-blade” horizontal bar supporting the Mercedes-Benz badge, red-painted brake calipers screamed general performance and also a wing in excess of the hatch was sculpted with facet vanes. On nearer inspection, I seen the flics, little aero elements, mounted very low about the entrance fenders, channeling air away from the wheel wells, suggesting the aero engineering was greater than just beauty.