Mercedes Benz GLA AMG

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₹ 96.79 Lakhs

On-Road Price, MumbaiEx-Showroom Price, Mumbai

Overview of the car

UrbanSUV

Automatic

Petrol

8 Mileage

100 Litres

7 AirBags

5 Seater

3 Years / Unlimited kms

Performance Metrics
250

kilometers per hour

Top Speed
5.93

seconds

0-100 kph
11.8

Meters

Turning Cycle
Tech Specs

Engine

Displacement
1991 cc
Max Power
355 bhp
Torque
45.8 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)
4

Dimensions

Wheel Base
2699 mm
Ground Clearance
183 mm
Bootspace
421 ltrs
Turning Circle
11.8 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Airmatic Suspension
Rear Suspension
Airmatic Suspension
Steering Type
Power Assisted
Tyres
Front: 235/45 R19
Rear: 235/45 R19
Front Brakes
Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes
Disc
Reviews and Video
NARAIN IMG

Narain Says

The diesel sets new standards for efficiency, while the petrol motor packs a strong enough punch to appease enthusiasts too.

HORMAZD IMG

Hormazd Says

The all-new, feature-packed interiors and shockingly spacious back seat havent just raised the bar, they have catapulted it out of reach of its competition.

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Cabin quality, high ground clearance

What you won’t like?

crashy ride, noisy engines, claustrophobic cabin

TorqueX Says

More Practical than Sporty, GLA Diesel is a Very Likeable Package

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Mercedes Benz GLA AMG Review, Road Test

Mercedes Benz GLA AMG
What is it?
 
This is the red hot AMG-prepped version of the new Mercedes GLA. It uses the same monster of a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine you’d find under the bonnet of the CLA 45 AMG and in this form, also gets stiffer springs and beefier anti-roll bars. This one also sits 15mm lower than the standard GLAs.
 
You’ll also easily be able to tell a GLA 45 apart from the more everyday versions of the GLA by its different grille, more aggressive bumpers, rear diffuser and quad exhausts. And, of course, the bright red calipers that shine through the 19-inch rims. Our test car also came with additional stickering on the doors that could be offered as an option.
 
On the inside too, the AMG is slightly different. The standard front seats have made way for a sportier and more supportive pair, there’s a new flat-bottomed steering and a proper gear lever (as opposed to a steering-mounted stalk) for the seven-speed gearbox. Sporty, red seatbelts and contrast stitching on the dashboard, seats and steering complete the look. 
 
Like in the standard car, back seat space isn’t all that great. But given that the GLA 45 is all about the experience behind the steering wheel, we’ll gloss over this issue here. In terms of equipment, the AMG gets all that you get in the well-specced standard GLAs with the addition of automatic climate control, a rear air-con vent and a larger screen for the infotainment system. 
What is it like to drive?
 
In a word, fun. Sure, the GLA 45’s 1991cc engine is likely to lose the title of being the world’s most powerful four-cylinder engine to the 444bhp version of Volvo’s Drive-E motor, but it still delivers big thrills. After all, 355bhp (at 6000rpm) and 45.8kgm (between 2250-5000rpm) are not meek numbers in the least. Performance is strong from just under 2000rpm with a more serious shove at around 3000rpm. Thereon, there’s no let up in power right up till 5500rpm. As four-cylinder motors go, it sounds rather nice too. While that characteristic burble of the V8s in the larger AMGs is missing here, this one still sounds bassy at low revs and growls quite angrily when you press on. In Sport mode, the sounds are amplified, with pops from the exhaust adding to the entertainment quotient.   
 
 
Simply put, the GLA 45 sounds and gathers speed every bit like a junior AMG should. Mercedes claims a 0-100kph time of 4.8 seconds with the GLA set to its ‘Race Start’ setting. Helping put down all that power on to the road is Mercedes’ 4-Matic all-wheel-drive system. The system transfers up to 50 percent of torque to the rear wheels when it senses the need. 
 
The thing is, you can’t really escape the front bias of the system around corners. It doesn’t drive with the fluency of a rear-wheel-drive car. That’s not to say it isn’t fun to pilot on a twisty stretch. Grip levels are good, the steering has nice weight to it and turn-in is good too. More often than not, you’ll think you are driving very sporty hatchback. You can add a hint of directness to the steering and firmness to the suspension by tweaking the electronics too. Speaking of which, you’ll like how the electronics let the tail do a little jig before they kick in if you lift-off the throttle mid-corner. 
 
What aids the GLA’s everyday usability is its ride quality. The handling-oriented suspension and those 19-inch tyres do mean the ride is firm, but it’s not jarring at average speeds. Be too adventurous over potholes though and the GLA 45 will thud through. As you might have guessed, this is not an ‘SUV’ in the true sense. 
 
Other niggles centre around the gearbox. The seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox occasionally feels hesitant in Comfort mode and at times, doesn’t readily grant downshifts in Manual mode (where the paddle shifters come into play) either. The transmission feels best when left to its own devices in Sport mode. 
Should I buy one?
 
The Mercedes GLA 45 AMG may not be an out and out sports car and correspondingly, won’t be an obvious choice for those looking to buy a performance car. But drive one and you’ll be quite surprised by what it’s capable of. It’s fast enough and furious enough to do justice to the AMG name. The GLA 45 AMG will cost a few lakhs more than the CLA 45 AMG, so expect a price tag in the region of Rs 75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For the money, it offers great bang for the buck, won’t have any ground clearance issues and offers the practicality of four doors. In the Indian context, the Mercedes GLA 45 AMG ticks all the right boxes. 
 
NIKHIL BHATIA
 

 

 

 

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Price Range (in lakhs)*

Ex-showroom price (Delhi) Rs 75 lakh (estimated ex-showroom, Delhi)

Engine

Fuel Petrol
Installation Front, transverse
Type 4cyls in-line 1991cc turbo-petrol
Power 355bhp at 6000rpm
Torque 45.8kgm at 2250-5000rpm

Transmission

Type all-wheel drive
Gearbox 7-speed automatic

Dimensions

Length 4445mm
Width 1804mm
Height 1479mm
Wheel base 2699mm
Boot volume 421 litres

Chassis & Body

Construction Four-door SUV, Monocoque
Weight 1720kg
Wheels 19-inch alloy
Tyres 235/45 R19
Spare Space saver

Brakes

Front Discs
Rear Discs
Anti-lock Yes
 
 
 
 

Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total (7)

Seating

  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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