The Mercedes­-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC is both an SUV and a thoroughbred sports car. Exciting proof of this is delivered by a spectacular trip out into the desert, courtesy of the performance­ oriented all-­wheel drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC and the optional AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package and the AMG front-axle limited-­slip differential. The AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension, available as an option, with Adaptive Damping System and additional RACE transmission mode, delivers one of the most intensive driving experiences possible. Can such dynamic performance still be improved upon? Yes, on a closed-­off race track, where the 3-­stage Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) will help you steer your racer safely round the asphalt.