Prototypes of both the new entry-level AMG variant - the GLA 35 - and the full-fat GLA 45 have both been seen testing at the same time. Both will bring the AMG-tuned compact bodystyle total to six when launched, joining the A-Class and A-Class saloon, the CLA and CLA Shooting Brake and the new GLB SUV.
We can see that the GLA 45 sports the brand’s trademark ‘Panamericana’ grille alongside a bodykit that changes every lower body panel. The 35, on the other hand, features a more subtle exterior with a grille more in-line with the rest of the standard GLA lineup.
Mechanicals will be adapted from those of the recently launched Mercedes-AMG A35 and A45. For the former, that means a 302bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive, translating to a 0-62mph time of around five seconds.