2022 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 Exterior and Dimensions

Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 Exterior Design Rating

2022 AMG GLA 45 Exterior

Mercedes amusingly refers to the AMG GLA 45 as an SUV on its website, but it just isn't. This is a slightly lifted hot hatch. It doesn't look exciting as standard, but you can tell the AMG version apart thanks to the Panamericana grille and quad exhausts. Add the AMG Aerodynamics Package and the AMG Night Package, and it's transformed into a hatch that perfectly communicates its performance potential to the outside world. We reckon most people will go for these packages because who wants a boring-looking AMG? You have to take the good with the bad, however. These packages force you to go for the 21-inch alloys with the tiniest lick of rubber. As standard, the GLA 45 rides on 19-inch wheels and has full exterior LED lighting. A panorama roof is optionally available.

2022 AMG GLA 45 Exterior Photos

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 Front View Mercedes-Benz
2022 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 Rear View Mercedes-Benz
2022 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 Front Angle View Mercedes-Benz


Looking at the GLA's dimensions, you'll see that it fits perfectly into the hatch category. It's 174.6 inches long and 79.5 inches wide including the mirrors. It's the height of the GLA 45 that speaks to its crossover positioning, though. At 62.5 inches in height, it's an inch shorter than the base GLA yet is nearly five inches taller than the latest Golf R. It has the same 107.4-inch wheelbase as the regular GLA, however. The front track is 63.7 inches, while the rear measures 62.8 inches. The relatively low height and broader tracks give the car a squat, purposeful appearance. Curb weight is claimed to be 3,847 pounds, which is on par in the luxury subcompact crossover segment, but quite a lot more than your average hot hatch.

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 Exterior Dimensions:

Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 TrimsAMG GLA 45 4MATIC
Max Width72.2 in.
Length174.6 in.
Height62.5 in.
Wheelbase107.4 in.

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 Weight Information:

Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 TrimsCurb Weight
AMG GLA 45 4MATIC3,847 lbs.

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 Tires:

Front TireP235/50WR19
Rear TireP235/50WR19

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size19" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size19" x 8"

Exterior Colors

The AMG GLA 45's color palette lacks exciting options. In parts of the world where you can buy the A 45 S hatch, Mercedes will paint it a funky yellow. We're not particularly fond of the color, but at least it's interesting.

The color palette for the 2022 AMG GLA 45 is nine colors strong, only two of which are remotely interesting. Polar White and Night Black are the only no-cost options. Metallic options retail for $720, and you can choose between Digital White, Cosmos Black, Iridium Silver, Mountain Grey, and - new for 2022 - Rose Gold. Denim Blue and Patagonia Red are the only compelling options, and even then, you have to couple the paint with a contrasting 19- or 21-inch matte black wheel to make it pop. Mojave Silver has been discontinued.

  • Iridium Silver Metallic +$750
  • Mountain Grey Metallic +$750
  • Rose Gold Metallic +$750
  • Digital White Metallic +$750
  • Cosmos Black Metallic +$750
  • Denim Blue Metallic +$750
  • MANUFAKTUR Patagonia Red Metallic +$1,750
  • MANUFAKTUR Mountain Grey +$3,250
  • Sun Yellow, Build Out: 02/03/22
  • Polar White
  • Night Black

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