Spy Shots: 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 and 45

Mercedes GLA45

The compact performance range from AMG is due for expansion as our car photographers have sent us pictures of the GLA 35 and GLA 45 AMG. Here's what we know so far.

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The Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 offered something different for those who thought the A45 and CLA 45 were a tad mainstream. Now an all-new GLA is due for reveal in the next few months and naturally, there will be AMG versions. Sharing the same engines as the recently-revealed A35 and A45, the GLA range will boast similar performance figures. 

The GLA 35 boasts a 2.0-litre turbopetrol engine pumping out 225 kW and 400 Nm. It also makes use of the all-wheel-drive 4Matic system that can send up to 50% of the power to the rear axle. At the top of the range sits the GLA 45, which in S designation pumps out 310 kW and 500 Nm from its 2.0-litre turbopetrol. The GLA 45 will feature the same Panamericana grille as its siblings, while the GLA 35 makes do with a less aggressive front. As you can see from the photos, the prototype GLA 45 already has the grille, while the GLA 35 shows off its exhaust setup.

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