Usually to increase the fuel efficiency of a vehicle you have to make sacrifices when it comes to power, but what if you could have your cake and eat it too? In fact, German tuning house VATH, has done this and then some. The VATH tuned Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG has better fuel economy than the stock GLA 45 AMG, and has also had a significant boost in its power.
The stock GLA 45 AMG produce 260 HP with its 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine. VATH has ractchetted that figure up to 395 HP, and that is just with the basic performance package. VATH also offers the V45RS kit that increases the vehicle's power to 446 HP!
Whichever kit you choose, one of the bonuses that your GLA 45 AMG will receive is a simultaneous increase in fuel economy. Just how VATH has achieved both an increase in power and an increase in fuel economy, the company isn't saying. Your guess is as good as mine.
Other changes that are available from VATH include a stainless steel valve-controlled axle back exhaust system that costs a healthy 3,439 euros, a set of 20x9 inch wheels, and 30mm lowering springs.Interestingly, Vath claims its improved the car’s fuel efficiency despite the gains in performance. While Vath hasn’t detailed just how it’s managed to extract some much power from the engine...
Still in the works from VATH is a carbon fiber front spoiler lip, rear diffuser and trunk spoiler lip.