The 2014 Mercedes GLA 45 AMG has been spied on the Nürburgring wearing less disguise than ever before.

The 2014 Mercedes GLA 45 AMG has been spied on the Nürburgring wearing less disguise than ever before.

Set to be introduced later this year or early next year, the high-performance crossover has an aggressive front fascia with a single bar grille. We can also see a new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system.  The model should also be equipped with high-performance brakes and a sport-tuned suspension.

Like the A45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG, the GLA 45 AMG will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 360 HP (265 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. It should be connected to a seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT dual-clutch transmission and a performance-oriented 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.

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