The Compact and Powerful AMG GLA 35 4MATIC

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I had a thrilling time in my week spent in the AMG GLA 35 4MATIC. I had a chance to drive around the Washington DC area. It was exciting to park in DC and see other GLAs around.

The GLA is Mercedes-Benz’s entry into the ultra-competitive Compact SUV market segment. In the AMG, you have a 2.0-liter engine.  It makes 302 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It also features a Turbo 4 engine underneath the hood.

Performance is what you love from AMG. It’s mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission along with the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. I was able to drive north in Maryland on I-95. I also drove west on I-70. For performance, you have the sport mode. Besides you also have the sport plus mode.

Another thing you have is the AMG Performance tuning. You could look at the engine performance. You can select your own configuration. AMG is the gold standard for me. There’s a lot of other technology features such as two 10.25 inch screens that are connected to the dashboard.

The Mercedes Me is integrated into the telematics. It features apps and you have Wi-Fi in the vehicle. It also has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Beyond performance, there’s a great fit and finish with carbon fiber touches throughout.

The model I drove came with a panoramic roof. It also featured 19-inch wheels and a dual exhaust system.

The base price on the AMG GLA 35 4MATIC  is $47,550.

With features such as; white metallic paint, and black leather, 19-inch wheels, panoramic roof, heated front seats, and the premium package it came out to a delivered price of $54,455. For more information visit www.mbusa.com