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Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC AT Special Series

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Impressions

March 4, 2014

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class First

by Mathieu St-Pierre. Auto123.com

Spain — Emerging are sometimes easy to spot, and the compact premium/luxury crossover craze is blazing quite a

Mercedes’ new 2015 GLA-Class is a means to many ends. Its size makes it highly especially in a tight urban its interior dimensions and trunk themselves to daily comfortable and its powertrain not only entertains but adds surefootedness even in conditions. Could this be an small car for the luxury-car-craved masses?

is a Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class?

The latest from Mercedes-Benz’ very line-up of products inserts in a burgeoning category. This new segment is growing and will find many likers in the future.

The GLA-Class is meant to bridge a gap the B- and C-Class vehicles without feeling like a compromise. In it may be that those who preferred the C-Class wagon might what they are looking for in the if the GLK-Class seems too SUV-like.

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Price and

The all-new Mercedes GLA 250 4MATIC on a shared platform that underpins the current B- and CLA-Class

The 250 runs on a turbocharged, 2.0L that produces 208 horsepower and 258 of torque. A 7G-DCT 7-speed automatic transmission transmits the to all 4 wheels via Mercedes’ 4MATIC AWD

The 45 AMG utilizes the same hardware, beefed up, as its turbo 4-pot but produces 355 horsepower and 332 torques.

of these little beasts in July of 2014. As far as pricing is it will be announced closer to the date, which will be in late summer or early

The GLA-Class is meant to bridge a gap the B- and C-Class vehicles without feeling like a compromise. Mathieu St-Pierre)

Driving the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

I’m the fact that I’ve a huge fan of turbocharged 4-cylinder For all compact and most midsize the right amount of boost and can be achieved with a 2.0L and Mercedes’ line of 250 vehicles is of this.

The 2015 Mercedes GLA 250 is a spirited and efficient performer. Not does the power come on and strong, but the 7G-DCT transmission is adapted to it. In this application, the jumps from cog to cog with precision — decidedly one of my aspects of these transmissions. I between manual, sport and eco modes and each came in depending on the driving environment.

With the right amount of pressure, the engine comes to and produces a lovely spooling that adds street to the compact vehicle. On the smooth coastal roads of Spain we the GLA 250 excelled at keeping all 4 wheels in controlled contact with the even under strong The suspension, coupled with the 4MATIC AWD system doled out grip and a dynamic driving

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC AT Special Series

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250’s quality is a perfect mix between intentions and an appreciable level of Despite the GLA’s rather stature, body roll is to a strict minimum. That level of ground clearance in handy as the GLA can and does enjoy the beaten path.

In fact, an Enhanced On/Off-Road is standard and includes Downhill Regulation (DSR) and revised points. It also includes an on- and screen that displays the driving mode, the activation of steering angle, and a few other

Steering feel and assistance are my gripes with the GLA’s I thought the electric power to be too great at times, especially in the bits of road we traversed and in turn, affected road-to-driver I’d hoped that was to be addressed in the 45 AMG, but sadly is (More on that shortly.)

The Mercedes GLA 250 4MATIC is a spirited and performer. Not only does the come on early and strong, but the transmission is perfectly adapted to it. Mathieu St-Pierre)

Inside and Out of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

It’s not to want to describe the 2015 GLA as more than a jacked-up Basically, this is what it is and all for it. I strictly adore the 5-door as it blends properly with the forceful front-end, high and squat, wide rear

The available wheels and colours do for the car aiding in a muscular look, and importantly making it every bit a product.

The cabin is equally all The seats are spot on and I love the driving position. Once it matches the 2015 GLA’s demeanour. The dashboard layout is Mercedes fare, but I would that the control wheel for the menu is far too rearward for easy

Part of this car’s capture potential comes its configuration as a hatchback. It’s not like the GLK, but improves the CLA- and C-Class’ trunk all wrapped in touch of class, in and out.

The cabin is equally all Mercedes. The are spot on and I love the low-slung position. Once more, it the 2015 GLA’s sporty (Photo: Mathieu St-Pierre)

the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC AT Special Series


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