GLA 45 AMG Concept

Briefly teased yesterday, and here it is in full – the Mercedes-Benz Concept GLA 45 AMG. You can ignore the concept tag – it’s just there because it won’t go on sale quite so soon – as the car will likely go into production next year looking exactly the way it does now.

No surprises here – the AMG-tuned GLA-Class gets the same 360 hp and 450 Nm turbocharged 2.0 litre engine as seen in the A 45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG. Power is handled by an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed transmission, transferred to the road through the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. AMG says it will get to 100 km/h in less than five seconds.

The extravagant bits and pieces you see here – the front bumper flicks, rear spoiler, quad-exhausts and huge 21-inch wheels – will most probably form the introductory Edition 1 version, before being offered as individual cost options later on.

We already know that the A 45 AMG is a big fan favourite. How about the Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG, then – any takers?