Wednesday, August 6, 2014


The 2014 Mercedes GLA is the future of innovation and must be driven to understand the quality and technology that has been added.

Mercedes-Benz GLAThe GLA moves between the poles of two core design values: progression and tradition. It is an all-rounder, has SUV genes – and is youthful yet sculpturally pleasant at the same time. The low greenhouse, the higher vehicle body and the large wheel cutouts exude a strong power of attraction. Sharp lines lend definition and precision. The confidently upright front with a central star gives the GLA a competent expression which is intensified by the characteristic look of the headlamps. From a side view, the GLA also embodies power and competence. In contrast to previous SUVs, the GLA is not as bulky and its entry is not as high. As a result it is perfect for the everyday routine of urban people.                                                      
The strong and competent appearance of the exterior is continued consistently in the interior. The strong horizontal emphasis and the dynamic design are further characteristics. Added to this is a high sense of perceived value, encompassing the design, the options available and possibilities for combining top-class materials. Matt and high-sheen 3D geometries create an attractive play of light. The large selection of materials and colour combinations for seat covers provides great scope for individualisation. Sports seats with integrated head restraints are available to the customer as special equipment upon request. The volume of the luggage compartment can be increased by 60 litres thanks to the optional luggage compartment package. The equipment lines Style, Urban and AMG Line are available for even more individuality. During the first year, the Edition 1 will be available in limited quantities as a special mode.                                        

The GLA moves with a fuel consumption as low as 4.3 litres/100 km, thus setting new standards in its segment. The modern four-cylinder engines with turbocharging and direct injection provide for dynamic pulling power coupled with the highest efficiency. 

All of the engines are equipped with the ECO start/stop function as standard. The engines are combined with either a six-speed manual transmission or the optional 7G-DCT dual clutch automatic transmission, both of which unite comfort and sportiness in a particularly special way.

Mercedes-Benz also supplies the GLA with a new generation of the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system with fully variable torque distribution. This all-wheel drive system is characterised by high tractive power reserves and outstanding agility accompanied by optimum driving safety and energy efficiency. Vehicles with 4MATIC are all equipped with Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR) as well as an off-road drive program as standard. By selecting the off-road drive program the transmission shift point and the accelerator characteristics are also adapted to meet the demands of easy cross-country driving, particularly on loose surfaces.                                                                                                                                                      
Numerous driving assistance systems support and relieve the driver in the GLA. The SUV has, amongst other things, ATTENTION ASSIST for drowsiness detection and radar-supported COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST with Adaptive Brake Assist as standard. This is then upgraded to COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS when combined with DISTRONIC PLUS, the optional adaptive cruise control. It also has an additional function: the system can brake the vehicle autonomously when travelling up to a speed of 200 km/h if a risk of collision persists and the there is no reaction from the driver. The system will also brake in response to stationary vehicles up to a speed of 30 km/h and can avoid rear-end collisions up to a speed of 20 km/h. Successful assistance systems such as the lane package with Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist or Adaptive Highbeam Assist are also available on request.

Always informed on the road: the driver is always up-to-date in the new GLA. This is thanks to the newest generation of the multimedia system which is fitted as standard in the GLA. The Digital Drive Style App concept which, in combination with the optional "Drive Kit Plus for iPhone®", provides for the seamless integration of the iPhone® in the vehicle, has been extended. The highlights include the Siri voice control system, and the Glympse real-time location sharing app. Further functions are: Facebook®, Twitter®, Internet radio, AUPEO!™ Personal Radio and the progressive navigation solution from Garmin® with internet-based real-time traffic information.

Whether as a companion on an exploratory trip or a reliable partner in everyday situations, the new GLA has the world at its feet thanks to its progressive interpretation of the SUV segment. 

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