The Mercedes GLA45 AMG is For When You Outgrow Your STI or EVO - One Take

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Published on 5 Jul 2021, 15:01
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The Mercedes GLA45 AMG is marketed as a "compact crossover," but in reality, it's a hot hatch with big rims and a bit of extra suspension travel. It's got an *exceptionally hot* turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 382hp, going through an 8-speed Dual Clutch transmission and AWD, so it's a bunch of fun in the canyons. But because of the extra travel, height and ride, it's also quite practical in the city. Though we don't get the A45 (or the GLA45S) in the US, the GLA45 AMG is the answer to the question of what happens when a luxury brand builds a hot hatch.

Mercedes-Benz of North America provided the vehicle, insurance, and a tank of fuel for this review.

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