It was by far the most exciting, most powerful and most eye-catching car on our epic 2000 km round trip around Peninsula Malaysia during the inaugural 2018 Cars of Malaysia tour – the Mercedes-AMG GLA45.

But it’s not just the fire-breathing model that we’re emphasising on; instead the entire Mercedes-Benz GLA range. From its attention-grabbing outlook, versatility and performance, we’re all a fan of the utilitarian nature of the GLA.

The GLA 45 is powered by the world’s most powerful series production 4-cylinder engine with over 375 hp and 475 Nm from a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit. Mated to a 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT dual-clutch transmission, 0 to 100 km/h takes a blistering 4.4 seconds with top speed marked at 250 km/h.


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