Automobile manufacturers now and then veer away from the established norms to appease the market need and create products of excellence which surprises one and all with their vision and hefty profits. The Porsche Cayenne and Cadillac Escalade are the prime examples of this concept. Sometimes the process results in producing duds like the BMW 5-series GT. Compared to the BMW Quasimodo the Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG with extra strength is quite lively but it could be as confusing as the former.
This AMG 45 of the GLA-class range with the star atop is called the high performance small luxury crossover by Mercedes but in fact it is a hatchback resting on tippy-toes and cooked in the same sauce in which the mechanical twin CLA45 AMG sedan has evolved. With a height of just 58.2 inches, this one could be hidden behind the Ford Taurus.
The GLA is tiny at 175.0 inches length, which makes it 7-inches short of the neat CLA250 which seats being built a little higher. It offers the same boot space but with 5 seats it also offers flexibility and more relaxed headroom. With limited space for rear seats, the sedan is still smaller, and you can term it as a steroid injected Nissan Juke NISMO.
The GLA45 shares the same platform of the high-test CLA and also inherits the 2.0 LITER M133 transverse four-cylinder engine with twin scroll turbo to get 26.1 psi boosts. The same bonkers output of 355hp and 332 lb-ft of torque is generated by the engine, but it releases a raucous exhaust music which is not as melodious as the V-shape engines of AMG. Over the regular engine - offering 208 hp, this engine has new pistons and crankshaft and stronger block heads made of aluminum. The GLA45 AMG makes the short sprint in 4.2 seconds just, and it catches the quarter mile in 12.8 seconds speeding at 109-mph.