2016 Mercedes Benz GLA

Quite agile due to its size, the small crossover 2016 Mercedes
Benz GLA is  the perfect combo of flexibility, fuel
efficiency and fun.

Exterior

The exterior is equipped with 5-twin-spoke 18” AMG light-alloy
wheels wrapped in 235/45 R 19 tires, AMG front apron with front
splitter in matt titanium grey, AMG ‘twin blade’ radiator
grille in matt titanium grey, bi-xenon headlamps, rear diffuser
insert with titanium grey trim, and rectangular chrome-plated
tailpipe trim at the twin tailpipes.

The GLA 2016 is light, weighing under 3,500 pounds, which helps
its performance.

Mercedes-Benz GLA Class GLA 45 AMG 4 Matic SUV

Interior

The interior of the new Mercedes 2016 GLA is amazing. It comes
with an attractive dashboard with a central high mounted
navigation screen. As for the infotainment part, the interior
is standardly equipped with a 7” display and Bluetooth audio
streaming. These are followed by innovative multimedia options
for navigation, music (an iPod and MP3 interface), USB port,
online features and prewiring for Garmin Map Pilot. The
optional rearview camera now shows a 180-degree view as well.
Other new features include keyless start, cruise control and
dual-zone climate control.

The seats are sporty. There is also a nice touch of a dual moon
roof. Overall, the interior is very spacious, with plenty of
cargo room.

Although the navigation system does provide directional
assistance, the driver must remain focused on safe driving
behavior. Standard safety features include forward collision
warning with auto braking, drowsy driver detection, 8 airbags,
stability control and ABS. Additional safety options include
adaptive cruise control, adaptive high-beam assist, speed-limit
sign assist, blind-spot assist and lane-keeping assist.

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class 200 SUV

Engine Specs and performance

Under the hood of the GLA 250 is a 2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4
engine delivering 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
This engine is mated to a 7-speed DCT dual-clutch auto-manual
transmission and a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
platform. The GLA250 is able to develop acceleration of 0
– 60 mph in 7.1 seconds.

The GLA45 4Matic model comes with a handcrafted AMG 2.0-liter
Turbo Inline-4 engine with an output of 355 horsepower and 322
pound-feet of torque. This engine develops acceleration of 0 to
60 mph in 4.8 seconds.

ECO Start/Stop automatically shuts off the engine at red lights
to save fuel, and then restarts the very moment the driver’s
ready to move on.

Price and release date

The official price of the 2016 Mercedes Benz GLA 250 is $31,300
and of the GLA45 4Matic is $48,300. Both versions are expected
to be released by the end of this year.

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class 200 SUV

Opponents in the class of small luxury SUV crossovers
are BMW X1 or Audi Q3.