2015 Mercedes GLA45 AMG details

2015 Mercedes Benz GLA45 AMG 2 2015 Mercedes GLA45 AMG details

2015 Mercedes Benz GLA45 AMG 3 2015 Mercedes GLA45 AMG details

Mercedes has made its mark in the steady segment of compact SUVs. It has made an even deeper impact with the new GLA45 AMG. With a young target group, it is the third vehicle to sport a four cylinder turbo engine. The vehicle has focused on styling, dynamics and independence. Always on the target of customer satisfaction to the maximum, this vehicle settles all scores and makes it the fifth and newest in the Mercedes extensive SUV line – up with ML 63 AMG, GL63 AMG, G63 AMG AND G65 AMG. With this, Mercedes becomes the premium vehicle brand to offer the widest range of SUVs.

The all new SUV boasts of superior engine power, driving performance, low emissions and fuel consumption and powerful – distinctive design. The powerful series production four cylinder engine gives 450N-m torque and 265 kW (360 hp). Regard for the environment is proven by a fuel consumption of 7.5 l per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined; CO2 – 175 g/km) with compliance with EU 6 emissions standards although to gain this, performance has not been compromised. When it comes to driving pleasure, the vehicle accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and gives the top speed of 250 km/h. Again with the target group in consideration, the vehicle sports a combination of standard fit performance – oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel-drive and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission. Therefore, one can expect an efficient drive system concept which is sporty at the same time.

In engine performance, the AMG 2.0 litre turbo engine is the most powerful series production four – cylinder turbo engine in the world. Development, part of the blueDIRECT family, emphasized on reducing particulate emissions. The engine sports spray guided direct petrol injection with piezo injectors positioned centrally in the four combustion chambers and an injection pressure of 200 bar. This, combined with multiple spark ignition improves fuel economy while significantly increasing the thermodynamic efficiency. Other features of the 2.0 litre four cylinder turbo engine are gravity –die sand-cast all-aluminium crankcase, weight optimized crank mechanism with forged steel crankshaft, forged pistons with friction optimized piston rings, NANOSLIDE cylinder liner technology, Air-to-water intercooling system, alternator management and ECO start/stop function. The engine has been assembled entirely by hand as per the traditional AMG philosophy : one man, one engine.

Throttle response being a challenge faced at basic levels, the AMG provides a small capacity turbo engine by using a twin-scroll turbocharger, maximum dethrottling of the exhaust system and an innovative injection strategy. The sports exhaust system features large pipe cross sections and an automatically controlled exhaust flap. Through this, the technology reconciles two conflicting goals, 1. A dynamic driving experience and 2. A hallmark Mercedes suitability for long distance driving.

The AMG sports transmission has three distinct transmission modes, a double declutching function dependent on the transmission mode and a RACE START function for optimum acceleration. The dual clutch transmission provides spontaneous gear shifts without los of tractive power, a tailor made control strategy extremely smooth gear shifts and a high level of efficiency.

According to Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes – AMG GmbH, ‘The response to the concept GLA45 AMG during the world premiere at the Los Angeles International Auto Show has reaffirmed our decision to launch this new AMG model. Our new high performance SUV not only offers the world’s most powerful series production four cylinder engine, but also impressively low fuel consumption and emissions figures. ’

Armed with more features such as AMG high braking system, three attractive alloy wheel options and classy and sensual interior and exterior features, the GLA 45 AMG is indeed a dynamic statement in the segment of SUVs.

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