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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

2014 Mercedes GLA-Class

Shape of the all-new Mercedes GLA midway between an SUV and a station Photo Gallery

Ewen road tests and reviews the new GLA with specs, fuel and verdict.

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The sighs of from the chiefs at Mercedes-Benz must have been all across Melbourne. The first of the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class SUV had finally reached the docks in and big celebrations were underway.

A planning decision from head office in Germany was a decade ago and the local branch of has suffered ever since. decision was to build the small-medium GLK crossover SUV only with the wheel on the left hand

Mercedes dealers in Australia, NZ, the UK and Africa all complained bitterly and were times it looked as GLKs with the steering on our side were planned, but it all to naught.

In the meantime Audi introduced its Q3 and Q5 and is to be working on a Q1 . BMW brought out its X1 and X3 — and companies’ dealers laughed all the way to the probably with a smirk on faces as they drove their non-competitors in Mercedes

That’s all in the past. Mercedes-Benz GLA is here, and joins the big M-Class, GL-Class and the rough-and-tough G-Wagen in the giant’s SUV/off-road range. we have been assured an Mercedes GLK is due out in 2015 — and finally be offered with the wheel on the ‘proper’ side.

on the A-Class hatch and sedan/coupe, there are no major external in common, the GLA sits midway an SUV and station wagon. The bold style is very A-Class and a big play of the three-pointed star, definite swage line in the work well and taillights as though they could been borrowed from big E-Class. The big rear diffuser the GLA a purposeful appearance, as do the roof

Due to strong demand overseas, the is rather limited in the early The only current import is of the turbo-diesel GLA 200 CDI; it will be in July by a $57,900 turbo-petrol GLA 250 . with the eagerly awaited GLA 45 AMG . at a pretty reasonable $79,900.

will regard these as starting points as Mercedes together many features in packages that can soon a significant swelling of the bottom These packages have (usually self explanatory) of Seat Comfort, AMG Line, AMG 1, Driver Assistance.

May we suggest you to your local Merc for full information on the packs? don’t wait too long there’s been a huge of interest in the early days of important new model.


All engines are in-line turbocharged units. The has a capacity of 2.1 litres and produces 100 kW of and 300 Nm of torque between 1400 and revs. It comes with a automatic transmission and drives through the front wheels.

The turbo-petrol is slightly smaller at 2.0 and can produce up with 155 kW and 350 Nm, the latter an ultra-low 1200 revs all the way up to rpm. It too has a seven-speed auto, but all wheels are driven to prepare it for to moderate off-road use.

The AMG powerplant is also a 2.0-litre but serious modifications mean it has an 265 kilowatts and 450 Newton metres on Naturally it drives all four this time through the AMG seven-speed Speedshift double-clutch

Five-star crash rating is by many methods, including no than nine airbags, units providing knee for both front seat

Though the interior is different others in the all-new A-Class there are plenty of similarities in the area, which is no bad thing. The screen still looks a bit of an afterthought, particularly when with the new S-Class, which has been built around the in screen thinking.

Front are well-shaped and provide good Access is easy, which is one of the forgotten reasons for buying a vehicle. The rear seats good legroom even the fronts well back. is space for three adults in the but only just. Boot is good and the area is well and easy to load.

As mentioned, only the lowest model, the GLA 200 turbo-diesel is being at the moment. We found it an easy to sit behind, with minimal noise once it had warmed up. is good and turbo lag is seldom a unless you want hard quickly to get past someone on a road.

Suspension is well and the steering gives good for its class. Keep in mind the GLA 200 is only by its front wheels so we yet had an opportunity to try really hard

Comfort is generally good and the suspension travel means the GLA is slighter better off than the hatch. Only a back to test will prove, or our feeling on this. Road is well isolated and coarse-chip didn’t intrude as much as in small to medium European

Eagerly awaited, and finally it’s hard to see the competent GLA-Class being anything than a big sales success.

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class range:

GLA 200 from $47,900

GLA 250 4Matic: $57,900

GLA 45 AMG: from

Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 CDI

Price: from

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