Mercedes-Benz GLA Owner's Manuals
In the external design, some features of the A-Class hatchback are read (for example, the design of a false radiator grille), but the designers did not follow the path of simple copying. Therefore, the front optics, a bumper with an imitation of a continuous air intake zone, as well as the design of the “stern” look quite apart.
In the new generation, despite the reduction in the overall length of the crossover, it was possible to increase the legroom for rear passengers by 116 mm, as well as add 14 liters of space in the trunk (435 liters). In addition, headroom for front passengers has been increased by 22 mm.
As for the design of the interior itself, here in front of us is almost a complete copy of the previously presented A-class hatch. In the basic version, there are two 7-inch displays in front of the driver (looking small because of the massive frames around them), in the more expensive ones, two 10.25-inch ones. Spectacular-looking “aviation” air deflectors are located just below the right display. The touchpad is located on the central tunnel, as well as the drive mode selector. The central tunnel, as well as airflow deflectors, can be decorated with ambient lighting.
Several engine options are available for European models. The basic version of the GLA 200 is equipped with a 1.3-liter turbo engine with 163 hp. and 250 Nm of torque (gearbox – 7G-DCT). The GLA 250 version (also available with 4MATIC all-wheel drive) is a 2.0-liter turbo engine with 224 hp. and 350 Nm (works in tandem with the 8G-DCT robot). The most powerful version is the Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 boosted to 306 hp. and 400 Nm 2.0-liter turbo engine and all-wheel drive. The crossover in this version exchanges the first “hundred” in 5.1 s. As always, AMG differs from other versions also in appearance.
If we talk about diesel versions, GLA offers a 2.0-liter engine with different forcing (200d – 150 hp, 220d – 190 hp), each version is equipped with an 8G-DCT robot, and for a surcharge for each you can get all-wheel drive.
The crossover can be equipped with a set of active assistant systems Driving Assistance Package (active cruise control using navigation map data, lane keeping, emergency braking system, auto warning system in blind spots, when reversing, etc.), ENERGIZING system (working together with optional seats, helps the driver keep the back muscles in good shape thanks to massage). In addition, the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system is available with torque that is fully distributed along the axes (as well as a set of special electronic assistants for offroad trips). Not to mention the more familiar options: MULTIBEAM, panoramic roof, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, all-round cameras.