2020 Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4MATIC – Compact Sporty Crossover. 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4MATIC – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Suscribe.
Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4MATIC Technical Data:
Engine: 2.0-litre 4-cylinder in-line with twin-scroll exhaust gas turbocharger
Displacement: 1991 cc
Output: 225 kW (306 hp) at 5800 rpm
Peak torque: 400 Nm at 3000-4000 rpm
Drive system layout: AMG Performance 4MATIC variable all-wheel drive
Transmission: AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual-clutch transmission
Fuel consumption – combined: 7.5-7.4 l/100 km (The stated figures were determined in accordance with the prescribed measuring method. These are the “NEDC CO2 figures” according to Article 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated on the basis of these figures.)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.1 s
Top speed: 250 km/h (Electronically limited)
The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine has an immediate response to accelerator pedal commands, high tractive power (400 Nm max. torque from 3000 rpm), a supremely lively response and an emotive engine note. The crankcase made of high-strength, lightweight die-cast aluminium reduces the vehicle weight where it matters most for driving dynamics. A twin-scroll exhaust gas turbocharger is used for turbocharging. It combines optimum responsiveness at low engine speeds with a strong power increase at higher speeds.
The high technological standards of the new four-cylinder engine are also underscored by numerous efficiency-enhancing measures. These include CAMTRONIC variable valve train, intelligent thermal management for coolant and oil, high-precision piezo injectors and multi-spark ignition. In production, the patented CONICSHAPE® cylinder honing reduces in-engine friction and also increases efficiency.
The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual-clutch transmission also contributes to the agile and dynamic character of the new GLA 35 4MATIC. The gear ratios have been configured so that the driver experiences very immediate acceleration in all speed ranges, combined with fast shift times and optimum connections during gear changes.
The standard RACE-START function allows maximum acceleration from stationary and is a highly emotively appealing experience. The functions of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G transmission are rounded off with a temporary M mode activated by operating the steering wheel paddle shifters in any drive mode, and with the manual transmission mode “M” for manual gearshifts with the paddle shifters.
Dynamism, agility and performance – these three attributes characterise the standard all-wheel drive of the new AMG GLA 35 4MATIC. The variable AMG Performance 4MATIC combines the best possible traction with plenty of driving enjoyment. The torque distribution is infinitely variable to suit the dynamic handling requirements. The spectrum ranges from front-wheel drive only to a 50:50 percent distribution to the front and rear axles. A multi-disc clutch integrated into the rear axle differential is responsible for variable torque distribution between the front and rear axles. It is controlled electro-mechanically. The influencing factors for torque distribution are not only the driving speed, the lateral and longitudinal acceleration and the steering angle, but also the difference in rotational speed between the individual wheels, the gear selection and the accelerator position.
The main advantages of electro-mechanical control over an electro-hydraulic system relate to more refined driving dynamics – primarily due to the significantly faster response and speed-independent actuation of the discs over the entire adjustment range.
As long as ESP® is activated, the 4MATIC system stays in “Comfort” mode. As soon as the driver presses the “ESP® SPORT Handling” or “ESP® OFF” button, the 4MATIC system switches to “Sport” mode – for even more agile handling and even higher stability limits.
As a new feature in the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes, the new GLA 35 4MATIC comes with AMG DYNAMICS. This integrated dynamic handling control system extends the stabilising functions of ESP® with agility-enhancing interventions according to the driver’s wishes. During dynamic cornering, for example, imperceptible braking intervention at the rear inside wheel creates a defined yawing moment about the vertical axis. The effect: the GLA 35 4MATIC steers immediately and very precisely.
The AMG suspension is tuned for high cornering speeds with a low tendency to roll. This allows the dynamic potential of the GLA 35 4MATIC to be fully realised. The high reserves at the critical limits guarantee sheer driving pleasure – while the vehicle remains safe and predictable at all times. A McPherson suspension strut construction is fitted on the front axle. Suspension is taken care of by one transverse control arm below the wheel centre, one suspension strut and one tie rod respectively. The special axle geometry reduces torque steer – for high comfort and agile handling.