By November 29, 2013 Read More →

AMG concept version of the small SUV

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLA 45 AMG_frontMercedes-Benz presented a AMG concept version of the compact GLA SUV at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The Mercedes-Benz Concept GLA 45 AMG features an excitingly bold, distinctive design and is powered by the most muscular four-cylinder engine in series production anywhere in the world. Its AMG 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with an output of 265 kW (360 hp) and maximum torque of 450 newton metres offers unrivalled performance in conjunction with low fuel consumption.

The Mercedes-Benz Concept GLA 45 AMG has a powerful and muscular presence on the road. This is due in considerable part to the AMG forged wheels in a cross-spoke design with 255/35 R 21 tyres. Painted matt black with a red rim flange, they certainly attract attention. They are complemented by the AMG wheel hub covers with centre lock-look, plus an AMG high-performance braking system with red brake callipers.

The large front splitter in high-gloss black on the AMG front apron, the black flics (air deflectors) with additional flics, together with the large cooling air intakes, serve to underline the long tradition of motorsport at Mercedes-AMG. The motor racing look is further reinforced by the start number 45 on the doors and the distinctive AMG logo at the upper edge of the windscreen. Further design elements exclusive to AMG include the twin-blade radiator grille in silver chrome, the side sill panels with high-gloss black inserts, the TURBO AMG lettering on the front wings, the high-gloss black roof rails and the large rear aerofoil.

The sporty silver grey/red foil wrap on the bonnet, vehicle sides, C-pillar and rear end makes a memorable impression and is complemented by the red highlights on the radiator grille, exterior mirrors, diffuser insert and AMG rear aerofoil. The rear view is dominated by the diffuser insert with black trim element and by the twin-tailpipe design of the two rectangular, high-gloss black tailpipe trims of the AMG sports exhaust system with exhaust flap.

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