2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV


Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV

Pack a punch.


It's more powerful than any other 4-cylinder SUV, not to mention some with more cylinders. And with torque-vectoring all-wheel drive and a chassis full of motorsports-derived AMG hardware, it'll rally your spirits and make your heart race.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV
2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV

A race that knows no finish line.

In an old mill in 1967, two automotive engineers with a passion for motorsports began turning Mercedes-Benz sedans into winning racecars. Today, as the performance division of Mercedes-Benz, AMG continues to create victory on the track and desire on the streets of the world. Every Mercedes-AMG vehicle is the product of craftsmen, designers and engineers who live to test limits, and for a singular goal: Driving Performance.

2019 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV Design

An interior engineered to inspire

Deeply bolstered seats and a thick flat-bottom steering wheel make sharp curves and long trips equally joyous. The E-SELECT console shifter is a functional scuplture of aluminum and leather. And even racier options include AMG Performance seats and a steering wheel wrapped in grippy DINAMICA microsuede.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV Design
2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV Design
2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV Design

A body sculpted to show some muscle

While the body structure of the GLA 45 is engineered to resist flex, its styling can't resist flexing its muscles. Larger air intakes and air-guiding "flics" define the new front air dam. The standard rear spoiler and 19-inch AMG wheels are redesigned. Or go for one of several new 20-inch wheel options.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV Design

Appointments that never disappoint

From the upholstery that's hand-fitted to each seat to the precise click of the aircraft-inspired dash vents, the GLA 45 cockpit rewards your eyes and your touch. Even the options set a high standard for style, from the available "Red Cut" leather to six distinctive choices in dashboard trim.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV Design
2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV Design
2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV Design

Engineered with character, styled with personality

Among the many ways to make a GLA 45 your own are its numerous styling packages, from blackout trim to functional aero gear. The Night Package cloaks key body elements in deep gloss black. The AMG Aerodynamics Package adds both subtle and bold refinements, from air-dam flics to a sizable rear wing.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV Performance

Born to perform, developed to outperform

A Mercedes-AMG engine only starts with the state of the art. From there, everything from fuel pressure to exhaust routing is developed to quicken, heighten and intensify its response, and yours. Developed for AMG's racecars, patented NANOSLIDE cylinder walls cut friction, raising endurance and power.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV Performance

Class-leading horsepower, crafted by hand

Its 375 hp is the most of any 4-cylinder in production. Its turbo boost maxes at an incredible 26.1 psi. And yet some of its numbers are impressively tiny, like its 2.0L size. Its 4.4-second 0-100 time. And the number of hands that build each one: a single pair. [1]

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV Performance

Supernatural torque, with natural talent

AMG Performance 4MATIC teams with 3-stage ESP® and torque-vectoring ESP Dynamic Cornering Assist to turn 350 lb-ft of torque into 365 days of intelligently, instantly proportioned traction, whether powering out of a corner or clinging to the pavement at launch. [2]

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV Performance

Seven speeds, shifted faster than humanly possible

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT® DCT 7-speed's racing-derived dual-clutch design can shift with lightning speed, to keep the power on when you need it most. The driver-selectable modes of AMG DYNAMIC SELECT alter the shift points, throttle mapping, chassis feel and more. A RACE START function is standard, too.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV Performance

Agility and grip, from the wheel in your hands to the tires on the road

AMG-developed hardware and AMG-calibrated geometry, rates and ratios add up to agility, precision and crisp communication between the GLA and you, the driver. Supersized 19-inch or optional 20-inch AMG wheels make the most of the nimble AMG Sport Suspension. [3]

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA SUV Performance

AMG Driver's and Track Packages: Multiple upgrades, exponential benefits

Two performance packages take the GLA 45 to the next level: The AMG Driver's Package adds AMG RIDE CONTROL with 2-stage damping, 20-inch wheels and a multimode exhaust. A limited-slip front differential and higher top speed highlight the AMG Track Package. [4] [5]


Model Lineup

  • GLA45W4 Image
  • $53,100* MSRP
  • Engine Handcrafted 2.0L turbo I4
  • GLA45W4 Image
  • Acceleration
    0-100 km/h
    4.4 sec
  • Power
    @ 6,000 rpm
    375 hp
  • Torque
    @ 2,250-5,000 rpm
    350 lb-ft


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GLA45W4 Front/back Image

Key Features

  • Passenger capacity
  • Automatic transmission
    AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual-clutch
  • City fuel economy
    10.7 L/100 km
  • Highway fuel economy
    8.3 L/100 km
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