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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 receives some small nips and tucks

Mercedes-AMG's pocket rocket small crossover receives a small visual pick-me-up for the 2018 model year.

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For 2018, updates to the entire GLA-Class family include redesigned bumpers, wheels, instrument cluster and an 8-inch high-resolution infotainment display.

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For the GLA45, the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine remains, producing 375 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

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The GLA45's seven-speed dual-clutch transmission gets revised gear ratios.

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The 4Matic all-wheel drive system offers the GLA45 the ability to be purely a front-wheel-drive vehicle, or offer a 50:50 torque split between the front and rear axles.

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LED headlights are no standard on the GLA45 and replace the bi-xenon units offered on previous year models.

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The rear spoiler on the back of the GLA45 receives a new lip design for 2018.

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According to Mercedes, the GLA45 is capable of hitting 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.

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An AMG Performance Exhaust System is available as an option to deliver an even more aggressive engine note.

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The 2018 GLA-Class family will arrive in dealers this summer.

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The high-performance GLA45 will carry a base price of $50,600, while the base GLA250 begins at $33,400.

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