Car Reviews 2015 MercedesBenz GLAClass Preview

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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

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The Basics:

Downsized crossovers and the luxury market been courting for some And now Mercedes-Benz has marrying them in a vehicle of its own: the upcoming GLA-Class.

If you like the look of utility vehicles such as the and GLK-Class but want something compact and even a little carlike, the GLA should meet With a curvy yet quite profile, the GLA looks like a between an upright sport and a small SUV at first glance; and at 174 inches long, for parking it’s subcompact-sized.

Mercedes-Benz the design philosophy as being an of clarity, and describes the exterior as having “clear contours and surfaces that communicate high-tech sophistication as well as appeal.” And that’s really not far what we’re seeing.

Aggressively sculpted side helps it look more and dynamic than anything currently on sale from the Wheel arches are large, and the nose and upright front end has the Mercedes star. Fog lamps are into the front bumper, and in day where LEDs and projector are passe, piped lighting another level of detail to the end. From any side the creases and ripples, in the hood look specially sculpted to the light and look a little dramatic from a distance they actually are up close. And in the tail lamps are split far to exaggerate the width of the vehicle, a chrome handle that across; back there the SUV is accented with a prominent plate and sill guard.

Taking a look inside, the GLA good use of the retro-style horizontal layout combined with vents and more rounded look that fits as well here as it does in like the SLS AMG and the new S-Class. Materials and look different in the upper than down below, and like matte-satin wood apart from what’s offered in this class. We like how the infotainment system away from the instrument not interrupting its design statement but up right where it should be, top and

The GLA250 4Matic will be from the time of launch in of 2014, while a front-wheel-drive will join the lineup in 2015. Both models be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine making 208 horsepower and 258 of torque. With the seven-speed transmission, the GLA250 can get to 60 mph in just 6.4 and to a top speed of 145 mph. Start/stop be standard, and we wouldn’t be surprised if EPA ratings approach the 35-mpg

While we can’t say the GLA will be an it should provide plenty of to get you away to the outdoor activity of choice—or through deep snowfall. A next-generation 4Matic all-wheel drive system be offered in the GLA (arriving first in the with a front-wheel-drive model to As with the systems in most M-B vehicles, includes the power in the transmission to help save and aid efficiency. These models get Speed Regulation, as well as an transmission mode, and with the rear axle carrier special rubber bushings for comfort.

With a multi-link in back and MacPherson struts in the GLA-Class doesn’t stray passenger-car and crossover convention. is provided by a new electromechanical system designed to pair with intervention, to aid control.

Buyers will also a choice between MB-Tex or leather upholstery, and with an Package you can get sport seats integrated head restraints. The should be especially quiet as has paid so much attention to mirror housings, fine-tuning in back with a spoiler, and underbody paneling. As for seating, images point to tight space, although a low cargo and neat seat-folding should this a package that especially well for active or families with smaller

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Safety features in the GLA will Attention Assist drowsy-driver and a radar-based Collision Prevention with Adaptive Brake which can curb collisions 4 mph on up. With Distronic Plus cruise control, the system is to Collision Prevention Assist and can autonomously brake at up to 124 mph to help the severity of a crash. Other extras include Blind and Lane Keeping Assist, as as Parktronic and Park Assist, for parallel or perpendicular parking. eager to see if Mercedes-Benz can also good outward visibility in kind of package, and we’ll to evaluate the seating position in for that.

Features are the piece that’s missing at this point. is installing its latest mbrace2 system into the GLA-Class, and we see it has an updated version of the automaker’s interface. But with the market including the BMW X1 and Range Rover as well as the expected Lincoln MKC and Q3, the GLA250 will have of competition—so pricing and features may be crucial.

Check back for an We expect more details features and pricing to be announced the Frankfurt Auto Show. the GLA will be formally introduced.


Compact footprint for urban spaces or forest Distinctive exterior, yet less-imposing Quick yet fuel-efficient Loaded safety technology


space looks tight visibility could be difficult a C-Class wagon?

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class


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