MercedesBenz GLAclass Reviews MercedesBenz GLAclass Price Photos…

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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class / / GLA45 AMG

Plugging a big hole a small SUV.


Peel back the of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-class, and you#x2019;ll bones virtually identical to of the CLA sedan. The two models are based on FWD/AWD compact-car platform, also serves as the basis for the A- and B-class vehicles. The GLA#x2019;s are cloned from those in the as well: the transverse-mounted 208-hp, turbo four from the sedan and the robust, highly 355-hp version of the same from the CLA45 AMG. As the CLA, the GLA250 will in front- and all-wheel-drive versions, but the GLA45 AMG will be available in the latter.

The Same, but Different

With the components, you might suspect the GLA and handles like its CLA brethren, and be right. Pleased with the but somewhat benign responses of the Mercedes consciously followed the path when tuning the suspension. But many of the maps for controlled functions, such as control and the Sport driving in the AMG variant, were recalibrated for use. The compact SUV#x2019;s is direct, with driver being delivered to the chassis enough, but little feedback the tires#x2019; contact patches its way to the pilot#x2019;s hands. Still, the is a joy to zip around town in, and although it its 106.3-inch wheelbase with the the compact SUV#x2019;s abbreviated (about eight inches than the sedan) makes it more nimble.

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There#x2019;s a considerably wide in tuning separating the GLA250 the GLA45 AMG performance variant. mountain roads in southern the GLA250 was content to cruise, the AMG begged to be flogged. The GLA45 from a long list of from the Affalterbach boys, more-aggressive alignment settings, wheels in place of 17-inchers, springs and dampers, less-compliant a more-rigid steering knuckle, of course, that tenacious of a four-cylinder. With its 332 lb-ft of at the ready, and a soundtrack that do double duty as Abe Vigoda#x2019;s voice, the GLA45 AMG flattened out and straightened corners as eagerly as an terrier. The steering effort is hefty in the

AMG, and although there is no center valley, it#x2019;ll on true center until otherwise by road surfaces or a throttle. Braking for both is typically German: firm, and consistent#xAD;#x2014;although conclusive measurements have to wait until we can our test gear to a GLA on American Figure on a 0-to-60 time in the low for the AMG.

Over the Hills and through the

Even though it#x2019;s that off-road capability the list of requirements for most GLA the Mercedes compact SUV packs a impressive bag of back-road tricks. We a GLA250 4MATIC over a and challenging off-road course, wheels and crawling over that at first glance sure to rip underbody essentials off. Hill descent will be standard on the AWD GLA250 in the downhill sections with the tenacity of a seasoned off-road It#x2019;s nice to know the has the skills to get dirty and make it unscathed, but at its core, it#x2019;s a soft-roader.

With the GLA-class, Mercedes-Benz has a solid, distinctive-looking, class-competitive built on proven components. And it won#x2019;t hurt matters in of showroom traffic that capable and surprisingly affordable SUV wears a three-pointed star.

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