Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to launch the GLA 45 AMG in India next month. This is the performance version of the GLA crossover. It will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine, which is the most powerful 2.0-liter engine in the world currently.
The GLA 45 AMG's engine will produce 360 PS and 450 Nm of torque. That will translate to some explosive acceleration. The GLA 45 AMG will go from 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. It has a top speed of 250 km/h.
The cost should start from Rs. above 65 lakhs.
There will also be other cheaper variants of the Mercedes-Benz GLA that will be launched on September 30th. One will have a 3-liter turbocharged petrol engine that makes 180 PS and 300 Nm; the other will have a 2.2-liter diesel engine that makes 140 PS and 300 Nm. Both of these variants will get a 7 speed twin clutch gearbox.
Eventually Mercedes-Benz will start assembling the GLA crossover at its Pune based manufacturing facility. That could possibly do something to bring the price down a bit.
Mercedes-Benz India is counting on the GlA and CLA to take the brand to the number one spot in India.