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The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 is a mildly-refreshed pocket rocket

There are some new pieces here and there, but the most important part of the GLA45 -- its hustle -- remains untouched.

Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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If the standard GLA250 doesn't do it for you, perhaps the GLA45 is more your speed.

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Power comes from a 2.0-liter I4, like the GLA250, but that's where the similarities end.

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Here, output is a whopping 375 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

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Thanks to all-wheel drive and a seven-speed transmission, the GLA45 rockets to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.

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Like the GLA250, the GLA45's updates include small aesthetic tweaks inside and out.

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Top speed is 155 mph, but the AMG Dynamic Package Plus can bump that up to 167.

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The inside remains a positively sporty affair, with standard sport seats and plenty of AMG badging throughout.

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You can add even more color and doodaddery to the GLA45 with the new AMG Performance Studio Package.

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The GLA45 goes on sale this summer. Pricing has not yet been announced.

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Keep on scrolling to check out even more pictures of Mercedes-AMG's smallest pocket rocket.

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