Spy shots: Mercedes GLA 45 AMG Caught Testing at Nurburgring
This is the second time that Mercedes has taken its baby performance SUV out for a testing session. Instead of hitting the cold weather with the GLA 45 AMG, like the first time we caught it, Mercedes took it for an extreme test at Nürburgring in Germany.
The next GLA 45 AMG will be based on the same platform as the new-generation A-Class and will be offered with the same engine as the CLA 45 AMG and A 45 AMG: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 360 horsepower and a peak torque of 331 pound-feet.
Unlike the standard GLA-Class, the AMG version will feature a more aggressive look with dual exhaust pipes, bigger wheels and cross-drilled brakes – pretty standard stuff for the AMG lineup.
The standard GLA-Class is expected to be unveiled in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, with the AMG version to follow few months after.
The new Audi RS Q3 is a brand-new model on the market. It was unveiled earlier this year and it is pretty unique in its segment. However, things are going to change when the new GLA 45 AMG arrives in dealers.
The RS Q3 is powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers a total of 310 horsepower and a peak torque of 309 pound-feet. The SUV will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).