Especially since it will be technically identical, spec-wise, to the A 45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG. The three AMG models will share the same M133 turbocharged two-liter four pot, which is good for 360 hp and 450 Nm (332 lb ft).
The GLA 45 AMG is expected to offer an acceleration from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 5 seconds, while its top speed will, as usual, be limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
Apart from the engine, the A-Class and CLA will also offer their performance-tuned 4Matic all-wheel drive system, which is basically all-wheel drive on-demand. The model is expected to be launched in the upcoming months, with the production version appearing in showrooms in Spring 2014.