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2024 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 S Debuts With Discreet Updates

15 Oct 2023
  • What is the most noticeable and significant updates to the 2024 GLA 45 S?
  • What are the interior design features, advanced safety and technology in the 2024 GLA 45 S?
  • What are the specifications of the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 S?

The automotive world is constantly evolving, and Mercedes-Benz is at the forefront of innovation and luxury. In 2024, the German automaker continues to push the boundaries with the introduction of the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 S. This performance crossover comes with discreet updates that enhance its sporty appeal and reinforce its position as a leader in the compact performance SUV segment. Among these updates is the prestigious AMG badge on the hood, marking this vehicle as a truly special offering from the Mercedes-AMG lineup.

AMG Badge: A Mark of Excellence

AMG Badge: A Mark of Excellence

One of the most noticeable and significant updates to the 2024 GLA 45 S is the addition of the iconic AMG badge on the hood. This emblem signifies that the vehicle has undergone the rigorous tuning and performance enhancements that are the hallmark of Mercedes-AMG. It's more than just a badge; it's a symbol of power, precision, and high-performance engineering.

Mercedes-AMG knows that subtlety can often be more striking than extravagance. The 2024 GLA 45 S embodies this philosophy by sporting discreet yet impactful design tweaks. The front grille has been subtly revised, giving it a more dynamic appearance, and the LED headlights are sharper and more distinctive. These changes, combined with the AMG badge on the hood, contribute to the GLA 45 S's refined and sporty presence.

Interior Elegance and Comfort

Interior Elegance and Comfort

Inside, the 2024 GLA 45 S continues to impress with its elegant and comfortable interior. Premium materials and meticulous attention to detail create an environment that is both sporty and luxurious. AMG-branded sport seats provide excellent support during spirited driving, and the latest technology and infotainment systems ensure that you stay connected and entertained on the go.

Mercedes-Benz has always been at the forefront of automotive technology, and the 2024 GLA 45 S is no exception. It comes equipped with an array of advanced safety features, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking. The infotainment system features a large touchscreen with the latest MBUX interface, offering intuitive control and integration with smartphone apps.

Performance: Power and Precision

Performance: Power and Precision

Under the hood, the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 S retains its impressive powertrain. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces a jaw-dropping 382 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque, which is delivered through an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Power is sent to all four wheels, thanks to the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system. The result is a 0 to 100 kmh time of just 4.3 seconds, making this crossover one of the quickest in its class.

The GLA 45 S also comes with a fully adjustable adaptive suspension that allows the driver to fine-tune the ride and handling characteristics, providing a balanced blend of comfort and performance. It offers a more connected and exhilarating driving experience, ensuring you can tackle winding roads with confidence and composure.

The 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 S might not scream for attention with extravagant modifications, but it doesn't need to. It speaks volumes through its discreet updates, emphasizing that performance and luxury can coexist harmoniously. With the iconic AMG badge on the hood, enhanced design features, and remarkable performance capabilities, the GLA 45 S continues to be a prime example of what Mercedes-AMG is all about: power, precision, and a driving experience like no other. If you're in the market for a compact performance SUV that offers a perfect balance between sportiness and practicality, the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 S is certainly worth a closer look.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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Premium British vehicle manufacturer Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) has announced the 25 commemorative names to be paired with the 25 T.50s Niki Lauda chassis. Each of the track-only T.50s supercars will celebrate Gordon Murray’s rich racing heritage with their names commemorating the dates of his first 24 Grand Prix wins at different circuits, and a special endurance race victory.

Already allocated to their owners, each of the T.50s chassis is themed chronologically, starting with Murray’s first race victory – 1974 South Africa at Kyalami – and continuing with each subsequent win at unique locations: 1974 USA at Watkins Glen; 1975 Brazil at Interlagos; 1975 Germany at Nürburgring; 1978 Sweden at Anderstorp; 1980 Italy at Imola; 1980 Netherlands at Zandvoort; 1981 Argentina at Buenos Aires; 1982 Monte Carlo at Monaco; 1982 Canada at Montreal; 1983 Brazil at Rio; 1983 Italy at Monza; 1983 UK at Brands Hatch; 1984 USA at Detroit; 1985 France at Paul Ricard; 1988 Mexico at Mexico City; 1988 UK at Silverstone; 1988 Belgium at Spa; 1988 Portugal at Estoril; 1998 Spain at Jerez; 1988 Japan at Suzuka; 1988 Germany at Hockenheim; 1988 Hungary at Hungaroring; 1988 Australia at Adelaide; 1995 France at La Sarthe.

The news comes ahead of the global dynamic debut of the T.50s Niki Lauda prototype on 13 April at the UK’s Goodwood Motor Circuit. The first public outing for the T.50s prototype will headline the 81st Goodwood Members Meet where more than 15,000 track spectators will enjoy the first outing of the race-spec car revving through to its 12,100 rpm redline. The T.33 mule ‘James’ will also make its dynamic debut at the event marking the progress made by the GMA R&D team and enabling the public to hear the GMA.2 V12 engine for the first time.

The Goodwood event will celebrate the career of famed racer Niki Lauda – the 1970s and 1980s F1 driver whose name appears on every T.50s. Raising the occasion’s significance further, GMA will explain the unique connection between the T.50s and the iconic Brabham BT46B ‘Fan Car’ that Niki Lauda drove to a commanding victory at the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix.

Conceived by Gordon Murray during his 17-year tenure as Chief Designer at the Brabham Formula One team, the BT46B rose to instant iconic status due to Murray’s innovative addition of a ground-effect fan system. Having dominated and won its inaugural race at Anderstorp, Sweden in the hands of Niki Lauda, the model was withdrawn by Brabham to pacify other teams for the good of the championship.

Gordon Murray, CBE – Executive Chairman, Gordon Murray Group: “The dynamic debuts of the GMA T.33 mule and GMA T.50s XP1 mark an important milestone in the development of both supercars. I’m also proud that we will participate in honouring a man who was a one-of-a-kind racer and a great friend by showcasing the T.50s Niki Lauda at Goodwood. Additionally, revealing the 25 historically significant motor racing names for our track-only T.50s is the perfect way to celebrate a favourite event for me and the whole GMA team.”

GMA’s Dario Franchitti will present attendees with an insightful overview of the story of the BT46B and its significance in the design and engineering of the T.50 supercar and its track-spec T.50s sibling. The GMA team will also be joined by His Grace the Duke of Richmond who will take a tour of the Murray display of heritage race cars and modern-day GMA supercars.