Mercedes-AMG Compact Cars

The Compact Cars of Mercedes-AMG.

Mercedes-AMG A 45 | Fuel consumption combined: 7.3 - 6.9 l/100 km | CO2 emissions combined: 171 - 162 g/km | Emission Statement [1]
Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 | Fuel consumption combined: 7.3 - 6.9 l/100 km | CO2 emissions combined: 171 - 162 g/km | Emission Statement [1]
Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Shooting Brake | Fuel consumption combined: 7.3 - 6.9 l/100 km | CO2 emissions combined: 171 - 162 g/km | Emission Statement [1]
Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 | Fuel consumption combined: 7.4 l/100 km | CO2 emissions combined: 172 g/km | Emission Statement [1]
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  • Mercedes-AMG NGCC A 45 Street Racer Story
  • Mercedes-AMG NGCC CLA 45 DJ Story
  • Mercedes-AMG NGCC CLA 45 Shooting Brake Artist Story
  • Mercedes-AMG NGCC GLA 45 Pilot Story
  • Mercedes-AMG NGCC Stories

Explore: The Artist & His Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Shooting Brake

  • Life Without Performance?

    Unthinkable.

  • The Compact Cars of Mercedes-AMG.

    An SUV that can accelerate to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds. A Shooting Brake for the race track. A compact car with more than 380 hp. And a coupé with 475 Nm. Four different characters with one shared aim — to exceed the driver’s expectations. Experience four compact performance cars from Mercedes-AMG, which break every convention and overstep boundaries with ease. After this, a life without performance will be unthinkable for you, too.

  • 7:00 am

    Time for takeoff.

    Final preparations before takeoff. A scrutinizing look at the equipment — check. The pilot gets into the cockpit of his car. The world’s most powerful production four-cylinder fires up at the touch of a button. With an output of 280 kW (381 hp), the two-liter engine develops torque of up to 475 Nm. And accelerates the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds. Finally, a deep, rich roar fills the desert. And it means only one thing — full thrust ahead.

    7:51 am

    The terrain is marked.

    Spiritedly, the pilot carves circles into the desert sand. The AMG rear apron with its diffuser design presses the vehicle safely to the ground. The AMG radiator grille with twin louver in titanium grey, the AMG front apron in A-wing design, and large air intakes deliver an added shot of self confidence. This is how to earn respect, on any terrain.

    8:21 am

    A sandstorm picks up.

    SUV and thoroughbred sports car in one — thanks to the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive and the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package, the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 masters every surface. The AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with adaptive damping delivers a highly intense driving experience. And it makes sure that even in the desert something grows — driving fun.

    8:57 am

    Textbook landing.

    The AMG high-performance brake system delivers the necessary reverse thrust and brings Richard and his car safely to a standstill. But he doesn’t keep it in the park position for long. The 20-inch light-alloy wheels are all the temptation he needs to head straight for another takeoff.

    10:31 am

    The urge for freedom is stronger.

    A pilot who sits idle? There’s no such thing. The options are too tempting. The AMG DYNAMIC SELECT controller in the center console by itself offers five of them. Choose from “Comfort,” “Sport,” “Sport Plus,” “Individual” or optional “RACE.” How about easing off a bit? Not likely! At the end of the day, Richard Avalon’s motto is: A life without performance? Unthinkable.

  • 7:00 pm

    Challenge to a duel.

    By day, he has to do what the director says. Freedom begins for actor Martin Mica with the onset of darkness. The race track is calling and it’s high time to break out. His ride is already waiting in the garage. Its loud growl is a sign of impatience. Martin is determined to push everything to the extremes.

    7:43 pm

    Aiming for the fastest lap.

    To win or not to win? That is the big question. The answer is delivered in the cockpit. Martin activates RACE START. The Mercedes-AMG A 45 is instantly transformed into a force of nature. A 280 kW (381 hp) and maximum torque of 475 Nm brutally accelerate the vehicle from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds. The engine feels as special as it was built to be — by hand in accordance with the AMG philosophy of “One Man – One Engine.” This is how engines are created that drive not only actors, but also the will to win.

    8:09 pm

    Challenging the laws of nature.

    And Action! First, it’s just a skirmish, then a head-to-head. Now the DYNAMIC PLUS package is playing out its strengths. The mechanically controlled AMG front-axle differential lock and the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive ensure optimum traction. The adaptive damping of the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension smoothly adjusts its stiffness. The scene is heading for its climax.

    8:37 pm

    It’s showtime.

    What the stage is for actors like Martin Mica, so is the race track for the Mercedes-AMG A 45. This is where the vehicle shows its true colors — not just in its performance, but also through its appearance. The distinctive form and the muscular accents are hallmarks of the dynamic look. Its claim to the title of the world’s most powerful compact performance car is underscored by the rear diffuser and the AMG sports exhaust with chrome-plated tailpipes. It all makes it impossible for any opponent to steal the show from Martin.

    8:51 pm

    The boulevard becomes the pit lane.

    The Mercedes-AMG A 45 is just as impressive in the city as it is in competition. With a firm grip on the sports steering wheel, the actor maneuvers the car single-mindedly toward the drivers’ meeting, where they quickly agree a date for the next race. For Martin, a rematch is a matter of honor. Because for him, too: A life without performance? Unthinkable.

  • 12:00 pm

    The muse is awakened.

    A passion for materials is what drives artists like Andrew Myers. A passion for racing is what drives engineers like us. The best example is the 2.0-liter engine that produces torque of 475 Nm from 280 kW (381 hp) and accelerates the new Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Shooting Brake from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds. The AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive and the optional AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package with AMG front-axle differential lock provide the perfect finish to the overall technical work of art.

    12:24 pm

    The first meeting, a tactile experience.

    A top-quality material mix combined with sporty elegance — the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Shooting Brake is impressive on the inside, too. Andrew settles into position on the AMG Performance seat with red topstitching. His hands take hold of the AMG Performance steering wheel. Let’s see with what ideas he fills the 1,354 liters of the variable luggage compartment.

    1:16 pm

    Drifting along the ideal line.

    Artistically penned from the typical proportions of a shooting brake. Even an artist could not have crafted a better vehicle exterior. One especially distinctive feature is the front end, defined by the AMG radiator grille with its twin louver in silver chrome. Another characteristic is the AMG front apron in A-wing design. Side-on, the 19-inch light-alloy wheels in cross-spoke design are real eye-catchers. Nobody can tear their gaze from the expressive dynamics of the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Shooting Brake — not even Andrew Myers.

    2:32 pm

    A clear image emerges of driving fun.

    The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Shooting Brake immediately draws the beholder under its spell. The first thing you notice is the AMG spoiler lip for improved aerodynamics. The AMG rear apron with its new designed diffuser insert and four vertical fins likewise optimizes the airflow. But what are the artists from Affalterbach trying to say with the two chrome-plated twin tailpipes? Just listen for a moment to the brutal sound of the AMG sports exhaust system and you’ll understand.

    4:08 pm

    The conclusion.

    Art has to inspire. And performance vehicles are no different. Making sure of this in the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Shooting Brake is the AMG DRIVE UNIT with AMG DYNAMIC SELECT controller. Andrew turns the controller to select between the “Comfort,” “Sport,” “Sport Plus,” “Individual” and optional “RACE” drive programs. These are perfect prerequisites for achieving maximum driving fun at any given opportunity. For an artist, too: A life without performance? Unthinkable.

  • 9:00 pm

    It starts to tingle.

    Every night has its own sound. Every night develops its own dynamic. As a DJ, Eva never knows what each night will bring. But once she positions into the AMG Performance seat, everything falls into place. Suddenly, things get loud as the rich bass of the AMG sports exhaust fires up. The world’s most powerful production four-cylinder engine delivers 280 kW (381 hp), bringing the car from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds — and DJane straight to operating temperature for the night. The AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive is the best possible way to deliver power to the asphalt — and to bring the evening’s climax inexorably closer.

    9:50 pm

    The first event of the evening — the ride to the club.

    While the night continues its leisurely pace, the distinctive front end of the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 dashes relentlessly through the city. The AMG radiator grille with its twin louver in silver chrome, the characteristic AMG front apron in A-wing design and the 19-inch cross-spoke light-alloy wheels are a clear expression of unfettered power. This is how you set the tone. Not at the DJ deck, but on the street.

    11:18 pm

    An amazing performance nears.

    The audience is waiting impatiently. Eva speeds up. The enlarged front splitter and extra flics on the front apron slice through the air. She picks up even more speed. The AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with adaptive dampers and the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package with AMG front-axle differential lock respond unconditionally. It’s the perfect mix of dynamics, progressiveness and enthusiasm for high tech that brings Eva to her destination.

    11:40 pm

    Gradually, the tempo rises.

    The warm-up is brief. Soon Eva has the crowd under control. Just like her Mercedes-AMG CLA 45. Expressive details like the AMG rear apron with its new designed diffuser insert with four vertical fins and the new designed spoiler lip are clear indications of dynamic performance. But it’s up to innovations like the three-stage Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) to deliver the vehicle’s sheer force safely to the asphalt. Eva shifts down another gear — ready to raise the tempo once more.

    1:19 am

    Ecstasy.

    The tempo of a piece of music is measured in beats per minute. The tempo of the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 in heartbeats per minute. What both cases have in common: the higher the frequency, the greater the thrill. The latter is ensured by AMG DYNAMIC SELECT. The system provides four drive programs — from efficiently comfortable to extreme sport. It’s obvious which one Eva chooses. Because for her, too: A life without performance? Unthinkable.

Specifications

    • Engine
    • Rated Output
    • Rated Torque
    • 0-100 km/h
    • Top speed
    • Fuel Consumption Combined
    • CO2 Emissions Combined
    • Cargo Space
  • Mercedes-AMG

    A 45

    • Engine
    • AMG 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder Turbo
    • Rated Output
    • 280 kW (381 PS)
    • Rated Torque
    • 475 Nm
    • 0-100 km/h
    • 4.2 s
    • Top speed
    • 250 km/h* / 270 km/h**
    • Fuel Consumption Combined
    • 7.3 – 6.9 l/100 km
    • CO2 Emissions Combined
    • 171 – 162 g/km
    • Cargo Space
    • 341 l
  • Mercedes-AMG

    GLA 45

    • Engine
    • AMG 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder Turbo
    • Rated Output
    • 280 kW (381 PS)
    • Rated Torque
    • 475 Nm
    • 0-100 km/h
    • 4.4 s
    • Top speed
    • 250 km/h* / 270 km/h**
    • Fuel Consumption Combined
    • 7.4 l/100 km
    • CO2 Emissions Combined
    • 172 g/km
    • Cargo Space
    • 421 l
  • Mercedes-AMG

    CLA 45

    • Engine
    • AMG 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder Turbo
    • Rated Output
    • 280 kW (381 PS)
    • Rated Torque
    • 475 Nm
    • 0-100 km/h
    • 4.2 s
    • Top speed
    • 250 km/h* / 270 km/h**
    • Fuel Consumption Combined
    • 7.3 – 6.9 l/100 km
    • CO2 Emissions Combined
    • 171 – 162 g/km
    • Cargo Space
    • 470 l
  • Mercedes-AMG

    CLA 45 Shooting Brake

    • Engine
    • AMG 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder Turbo
    • Rated Output
    • 280 kW (381 PS)
    • Rated Torque
    • 475 Nm
    • 0-100 km/h
    • 4.3 s
    • Top speed
    • 250 km/h* / 270 km/h**
    • Fuel Consumption Combined
    • 7.3 – 6.9 l/100 km
    • CO2 Emissions Combined
    • 171 – 162 g/km
    • Cargo Space
    • 495 l
  • *Electronically limited **With AMG Driver’s Package

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Mercedes-AMG A 45 | Fuel consumption combined: 7.3 - 6.9 l/100 km | CO2 emissions combined: 171 - 162 g/km | Emission Statement [1]
Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 | Fuel consumption combined: 7.3 - 6.9 l/100 km | CO2 emissions combined: 171 - 162 g/km | Emission Statement [1]
Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Shooting Brake | Fuel consumption combined: 7.3 - 6.9 l/100 km | CO2 emissions combined: 171 - 162 g/km | Emission Statement [1]
Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 | Fuel consumption combined: 7.4 l/100 km | CO2 emissions combined: 172 g/km | Emission Statement [1]

[1] Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, www.dat.de.