Mercedes-AMG GLA45S & GLB35 Launched in Malaysia for RM540k & RM419k
July 5, 2024 Andrew Cheng

Launched alongside the AMG C63 S E Performance F1 Edition in Malaysia are two high performance SUVs, the Mercedes-AMG GLA45S 4Matic+ and GLB35 4Matic. Of the two models, the GLA45S is the faster car, while the GLB35 4Matic features a mild hybrid system.

Mercedes-AMG GLA45S 4Matic+

Priced at RM539,888 (on-the-road without insurance), the AMG GLA45S can go from 0-100kmph in only 4.3 seconds, thanks to its AMG 2.0L turbocharged engine that outputs 421hp and 500Nm of torque. Paired to an AMG Speedshift DCT 8G dual-clutch transmission, the SUV also has a top speed of 270kmph.

Other specifications of the GLA45S include AMG Ride Control suspension with three different levels (Comfort, Sport, and Sport+), 4Matic+ fully variable all-wheel drive with AMG Torque Control, large 21-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels in matte black, as well as AMG Performance steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather and Microcut microfibre.

Mercedes-AMG GLB35 4Matic

Next is the more affordable AMG GLB35, which goes for a cool RM418,888. As mentioned, it features a mild hybrid system made up of a belt-driven starter generator (RSG) and a 48V onboard power supply, providing 13hp and 150Nm of temporary power boost during hard acceleration.

Under the hood of the GLB35 is a 2.0L four-cylinder turbo engine (306hp/400Nm) paired with an AMG Speedshift DCT 8G transmission. Together with the SUV’s 4Matic variable all-wheel drive system, the GLB35 has a 0-100kmph time of 5.5 seconds with a top speed of 250kmph.

Rounding out the GLB35’s feature set are 20-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels in matte black, sports seats upholstered in Artico man-made leather and Microcut microfibre, AMG Performance steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather, as well as Thermotronic automatic climate control and ambient lighting that offers 64 colours, which are also available on the GLA45S.

If you’re keen to see the Mercedes-AMG GLA45S and GLB35 in person, you can do so at the ongoing Mercedes-Benz World showcase at KL Base, Sungai Besi until 7 July.