2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA Priced from EUR 54,000, Sales Start in Europe

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It’s the moment of truth for Mercedes-AMG’s brand new GLA line of SUVs, whose sales started this week in Germany at a time of great turmoil and challenges for the auto industry.
Built on the Benz GLA that is considered by the carmaker the most advanced evolution of the family so far, the AMG version would be offered in three variants: GLA 35 4MATIC, GLA 45 4MATIC+, and GLA 45 S 4MATIC+.

The entry-level GLA 35 has been priced in Germany starting from €54,204. It comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo under the hood that is paired to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. In this configuration, it develops 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque.

The more powerful GLA 45, with the “most powerful series-produced four-cylinder turbo” under the hood (2.0-liter with two-stage fuel injection), is priced from €62,772. The SUV develops 387 hp and has a 0-100 kph (62 mph) acceleration time of 4.4 seconds.

The top of the range GLA 45 S is powered by the same engine as the regular 45, only tweaked to develop 421 hp, reaching the 100 kph (62 mph) speed in 4.3 seconds from a standing start. That increase in power is visible in the price of the SUV: €68,365 for this variant.

The arrival of the new GLA models with AMG tweaking marks yet another bold step the German carmaker is making into the compact segment. The GLA family as a whole has proven to be quite a lucrative one for Mercedes over the years – since its introduction in 2013, over 1 million of them have been sold.

The large expansion of the GLA into the performance SUV segment starting this week is only meant to further boost the nameplate’s hold on it. It remains to be seen how much the ongoing health crisis will affect the sales performance of the models in the months to come.
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