A stylish, practical and very swift SUV that delivers assured four-wheel drive grip, the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4Matic is more than just a performance car. Rapid pace is offset by forceful ventilated disc brakes, soft suspension and a five-star Euro NCAP rating, ensuring that this upmarket SUV is perfect for free-spirited families.
The most recent iteration of the GLA 45 has been aerodynamically refined to deliver optimal performance levels. The engine is cooled quickly and effectively too, thanks to recently reconfigured front air intakes, for instance. The vehicle rides on lightweight, eye-catching 19-inch alloy wheels, and comes with full LED headlamps that offer greater illumination than is provided by standard lights. The car’s five-door AMG body not only looks good, it’s practical too, providing easy access to the rear compartment and boot.
With liberal amounts of carbon fibre, leather trim and red highlights on display, the car’s cabin has a distinctly racy look to it. The vehicle’s stylish sports seats offer plenty of support, cocooning occupants thoroughly, even during rapid turns of pace. There are also plenty of adjustment options, allowing front-row travellers to establish their ideal positions, and the driver further benefits from a tilt-and-telescopic flat-bottomed steering wheel. The vehicle comfortably seats two adults in its rear compartment, or three younger family members. Numerous stowage cubbies are positioned throughout the cabin including large door bins, cup holders and a centre console compartment. A considerable 480-litre boot space can be expanded further, to as much as 1,235 litres, when rear seats are flipped.
The car is fitted with 4Matic drive system, which delivers limpet-like surface grip in all kinds of conditions, including rain and snow. The vehicle’s 2.0-litre 376bhp petrol engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox. This produces 475Nm of torque, 0-60mph in a little over four seconds and a maximum speed of 155mph. Nevertheless, this four-cylinder turbo unit still manages up to 38.2mpg.
Automatic air conditioning (with two climate-control zones) ensures that everyone on board is kept at just the right temperature. An eight-inch display provides the driver with access to an array of satellite navigation functions, ensuring that route-planning is always a breeze. In-car entertainment comes in the form of a six-speaker sound system, and Bluetooth® connectivity adds extra audio listening options, as well as safe, hands-free telephony.
Numerous safety features are included as standard to protect passengers of all ages. Included are multiple airbags, ISOFIX child-seat mounts, anti-lock brakes and stability control. Other life-preserving aids include Collision Prevention Assist and Attention Assist. The former utilises radar technology to maintain a safe distance between the GLA and the vehicle ahead, and automatically applies braking pressure if necessary. The latter, meanwhile, constantly analyses the driver’s levels of fatigue, and emits visual and audible cues when it’s time to take a break.
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