2015 MercedesBenz GLAClass Meet The New Baby Benz Forbes

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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class: The New Baby Benz

Mercedes-Benz is up a small-car offensive with the of a new compact crossover called the set to debut at the Frankfurt International Show in September.

The compact segment is booming, so the GLA-Class, for the 2015 model year, is as a lynchpin for Mercedes’ growth. It with the Audi A3, which on sale next year, and the BMW X1, having debuted as a 2013 was first to market in this The Land Rover Range Evoque is another rival.

it is an entirely new line, the 2015 is already familiar in some It looks very similar to the GLA unveiled at the Shanghai auto And much of its underpinnings come another recent entry in foray into smaller — the CLA Class, which hits this fall.

The first model in the new line be the 2015 GLA250 4Matic, goes on sale in fall for U.S. buyers. It will use the 208-horsepower, four-cylinder engine and dual-clutch transmission as the CLA250. As the in its name indicates, it will all-wheel drive. A front-wheel GLA250 will arrive in 2015.

Together, the GLA-Class and its car the CLA-Class, comprise the vanguard of a new breed of Mercedes, aimed at younger than the brand’s buyers. The vehicles represent a shift in technology, from the long-running rear-wheel drive to more fuel-efficient front-wheel systems. This change make the vehicles smaller, and less expensive.

Mercedes plays up the GLA-Class’ off-road” capabilities in its press citing special modes help the vehicle crawl steep inclines and negotiate surfaces like sand and But think of it like any other crossover: this is basically a heavier hatchback that spend most, if not all, of its on pavement.

The interior appears to be from the CLA-Class. Photos design elements that are such as the dashboard, with its center screen and five round vents. And just with that car, and engineers paid particular to aerodynamics when shaping the of the GLA.

The way the hood and fenders flow the front roof pillars, the of the side mirrors, and lips the edges of the taillights were all for optimum aerodynamic efficiency. is particularly important with whose bulkier and taller generally create more resistance than cars do. aerodynamics translates to better economy.

How much better is a that will have to as the fuel economy estimates for the have yet to be released. But Mercedes the turbocharged engine and the start-stop that comes standard as with the efficiency.

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Even the 2015 Mercedes GLA250 be one of the company’s most affordable it won’t skimp on advanced For example, it will have self-steering capability, such as able to counter-steer on its own to help a skid or to maintain course being buffeted by strong

It will also come with Mercedes’ drowsy-driver system, called Attention and radar-based Collision Prevention which helps apply the more forcefully if a collision imminent. More aggressive avoidance technology that can throw on the brakes all by itself and steer you back into lane will be optional.

promises the GLA-Class will its segment in performance. It says the 4Matic will go from 0 to 60 per hour in 6.4 seconds, with a top of 145 mph.

It made no mention of coming out an even speedier AMG version, one is expected. (The CLA-Class has an AMG which you can read about If the GLA-Class gets souped up by AMG performance division as anticipated, it would share the same as the CLA45 AMG.)

Pricing is not yet for the 2015 Mercedes GLA-Class. But on its competitors and the company’s own model the cost will likely be that of the CLA-Class, which at $29,900, and the GLK-Class, formerly the Mercedes sport utility with a starting price of By comparison, the BMW X1 starts at $30,800, the Range Rover Evoque at $42,040.

Mercedes’ new GLA-Class continues a of high-end automakers offering four-cylinder engines in the United Click here to read about how the trend got underway a few ago.

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