2014 MercedesBenz GLA 200 CDI review | first drive | carsguide com au

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Mercedes-Benz A 200 AT Special Series

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2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 CDI is a sporty compact SUV. Gallery

Bill Buys tests and reviews the Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 CDI specs, fuel economy and

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Hiking boots are cumbersome things while hiking shoes have the same performance, but are much sportier and efficient. That’s Mercedes-Benz said this at the launch of their new GLA 200 CDI, the shoe of the motor world, if you and just the thing to step out in. It boasts sideskirts with teeth’ which opens the to all sorts of things.

The GLA 200 CDI is the latest of Merc’s compacts, a SUV that rides more a car and has the luxuries expected of the tri-pointed brand.

There are three in the GLA lineup; the diesel-powered 200 CDI, now from $47,990, the petrol GLA 250 all-wheel drive, which in July at $57,900 and a fierce AMG the GLA 45, due to dock in October with a price tag. The GLA 200 CDI has 18-inch wheels, automatic bi-xenon with LED daytime running auto-on wipers, front and parking sensors, active assist, nine airbags, Bluetooth connectivity with streaming, dual-zone climate reversing camera, a six-speaker system.

Plus the whole electronic bit, including blind and collision prevention assist. The seating is in Artico, described as leather’ and the dash has a decent with silver sports and red needles plus a 5 ¾ TFT colour display. The well-bolstered seats have four-way lumbar support, split-fold seats, and an expandable 420 litre area. And there’s a twin-pipe system.


The 200’s 2.1litre motor puts out 100kW/300Nm to the wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch with paddleshift. The AWD 250’s turbo-petrol motor produces and the AMG 45 uses a super-tuned version to out a stunning 265kW/450Nm. All models Eco start-stop and direct injection.

The extra suspension travel Merc’s closely-related A-Class it a comfy, compliant ride, but the makers claim a sprint to in 9.9 seconds, it doesn’t feel quick. The seven-speed auto is a one though. Fuel economy is an 4.6litres/100km with emissions of

We had a drive from Melbourne to the Valley on wet roads so we didn’t our luck through the twisty but detected a bit of understeer, a feature seen as safe. It’s an and pleasant thing to hike in, handles pretty well and can a fairly rapid pace, but just front-wheel drive, you want to take on anything off-road.

Mercedes-Benz A 200 AT Special Series

So is it really a SUV? Well, the folk point out that it have aluminium roof and power bulges on the bonnet, those bucket-teeth sideskirts. turned out to be scallops moulded the skirts. They weren’t to bite anything.

A premium compact SUV/hatch/whatever with a lot of and a bit of chutzpah.

Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 CDI

Price: $47,990

Engine: 2.1-litre 100kW/300Nm

Transmission: 7sp dual-clutch auto; FWD


Mercedes-Benz A 200 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz A 200 AT Special Series

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