Mercedes-Benz might run out of letters.
On Sept. 22, 2014, the automaker unveiled the 2015 GLA45 AMG, which has a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 355 hp. The vehicle is the fourth high-performance SUV model that Mercedes has produced for the U.S. market, joining the G63 AMG, the GL63 AMG and the ML63 AMG.
The GLA45 AMG ($48,300) comes standard with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed, dual-clutch (automated manual) transmission. Mercedes didn’t disclose availability.
Mercedes also introduced the GLA250 compact SUV. The GLA250 has a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 208 hp. It has a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission.
The all-wheel-drive GLA250 ($33,300) will be in U.S. showrooms in September 2014; the front-wheel drive version will be available in spring 2015.