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Mercedes-Benz GLA (X 156): is starting the coming model year with an extended range of engines and targeted visual accentuation.

The new GLA: Fitness programme for the compact SUV.

The new GLA is starting the model year 2017 with an extended range of engines and targeted visual accentuation.
  • The new GLA: Fitness programme for the compact SUV.

  • More powerful design idiom.

    The look of the compact SUV gains considerably in presence, and the body impresses with a significantly more powerful design idiom. At the helm of the model series stands the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC, with an especially sporty host of equipment being offered in the Yellow Night Edition. The world premiere is on 8 January 2017 at the North American International Auto Show NAIAS in Detroit. The GLA was presented for the first time in 2013 and instantly became a model of success in a segment it has shaped and redefined. The GLA is characterised by its sportily dynamic design idiom, light-footed handling and extensive individualisation range.

    Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC: At the helm of the model series is the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC, with an especially sporty host of equipment being offered in the Yellow Night Edition.
    Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC: Fuel consumption combined: 7.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 172 g/km.*
    Mercedes-Benz GLA (X 156): Modified bumpers, additional light-alloy wheels and the new attractive colour “canyon beige” characterise the 2017 vintage at first glance.

    More striking off-roader look.

    The expressive design with a clear SUV character remains the most significant reason to buy for most customers. Modified bumpers, additional light-alloy wheels and the new attractive colour “canyon beige” characterise the 2017 vintage at first glance. The GLA thus visually underlines its SUV genes to an even greater extent than before. The previous optional bi-xenon headlamps have made way for soft LED headlamps characterised by a colour temperature similar to daylight.

    The customers have a choice between three chassis variants: as standard the GLA features a comfort suspension; the lowered suspension is available on request (in conjunction with the AMG Line or the Dynamic Handling package). With the off-road comfort suspension (optional) the body is 30 millimetres higher. This results in improved off-road capability owing to higher ground clearance, a higher seat position and more striking off-roader look.

    Mercedes-Benz GLA (X 156): The attractively styled interior of the GLA with high-quality materials and excellent workmanship is enhanced by chromed control panels.

    Interior: Harmonious SUV touch.

    The attractively styled interior of the GLA with high-quality materials and excellent workmanship is enhanced by new seat covers and trim parts as well as chromed control panels. The free-standing 20.3 cm (8-inch) media display is familiarly slim and is easily legible, as are the new dials with red needles. In the future the controls for switches on the electric seat adjustment in the doors will shine in silver chrome – and the stowage compartment in the centre console is also surrounded by a chrome frame. In addition, the nozzle rings are more strongly accentuated and thus underscore the harmonious SUV touch in the interior.

    The Luxury Exclusive Package supplements the previous Exclusive Package with luxury seats featuring SUV-specific black leather in a buffalo look. The trim parts used here are a choice of trapezium-grain aluminium, light brown satin-finish poplar wood, plus high-gloss brown walnut. Especially exclusive: matt black ash wood or AMG trim parts in carbon fibre.

    LED light turns night into day.

    Alongside the brilliant illumination, the LED High Performance headlamps, available on request, are characterised by a colour temperature similar to daylight and relieve the strain on the eyes during journeys at night. The low-beam headlamps configured with 34 watts work with LED projector-beam technology, the main beam with LED reflector technology. Indicators, daytime running lamps and position light are designed as multifunctional fibre-optic cables.

    At the tail end of the new GLA, LED High Performance headlamps with a multi-level function are used, and brake lights and indicators are controlled in three intensities. Full brightness by day, a medium level for driving during the night and a lower level when at a standstill during the night, so as not to dazzle other road users. This light control is especially pleasant for other car drivers when stopping at traffic lights or in traffic jam situations, as they are met by a pleasant, dazzle-free brake and turn signal lamp.

    Mercedes-Benz GLA (X 156): Alongside the brilliant illumination the LED High Performance headlamps are characterised by a colour temperature similar to daylight.
    Mercedes-Benz GLA (X 156): a further model series from Mercedes-Benz impresses where aerodynamic quality is concerned.

    Multitude of aerodynamic optimisations.

    With the GLA, a further model series from Mercedes-Benz impresses where aerodynamic quality is concerned. The good flow characteristics, which contribute decisively to the low fuel consumption in everyday conditions and a pleasantly discreet noise level, were achieved through a multitude of aerodynamic optimisations in the high-pitched wind tunnel in Sindelfingen. These include a low A-pillar step with corresponding A-pillar geometry and aerodynamically optimised exterior mirror housings.

    The generously sized trim on the main floor, an additional trim in the centre section of the rear axle and even an aerodynamically optimised rear silencer with a connected diffuser improve the air flow. An elaborate roof spoiler lip, specially shaped tail lights plus discreet side rear spoilers also ensure that the air flow at the tail end is aerodynamically optimal. Due to the many optimisations, it was possible to improve the cd value from the previous 0.29 to 0.28.

    Mercedes-Benz GLA (X 156): Vehicle safety is the top priority at Mercedes-Benz. The GLA has the “Active Brake Assist” and the “ATTENTION ASSIST” as standard.

    Top priority: Vehicle safety.

    Vehicle safety is the top priority at Mercedes-Benz. The GLA has the “Active Brake Assist” as standard: it warns the driver if there is not sufficient distance to the vehicle in front and if required, delivers situation-appropriate braking. If the system detects that the driver is reacting too late, it initiates autonomous braking in order to prevent the collision or minimise the consequences. The GLA also has the “ATTENTION ASSIST” as standard: it can detect typical signs of drowsiness via the steering behaviour and warn the driver about an impending microsleep.

    Top priority: Vehicle safety.

    Vehicle safety is the top priority at Mercedes-Benz. The GLA has the “Active Brake Assist” as standard: it warns the driver if there is not sufficient distance to the vehicle in front and if required, delivers situation-appropriate braking. If the system detects that the driver is reacting too late, it initiates autonomous braking in order to prevent the collision or minimise the consequences. The GLA also has the “ATTENTION ASSIST” as standard: it can detect typical signs of drowsiness via the steering behaviour and warn the driver about an impending microsleep.

    Mercedes-Benz GLA (X 156): Vehicle safety is the top priority at Mercedes-Benz. The GLA has the “Active Brake Assist” and the “ATTENTION ASSIST” as standard.

    More comfort in the end.

    The rear compartment of the GLA was also the focus of the engineers’ attention, and they integrated new features here: with the exclusive optional extra HANDS-FREE ACCESS, exclusive in this market segment, the boot lid can be opened and closed with a foot movement, without using the hands or touching a thing – accompanied by a warning signal. The procedure can be completed at any time and a potential obstacle also stops the process immediately. In conjunction with the stowage facility package the load compartment floor is lockable – the lock is integrated in the flipper handle and operated with a key.

    Mercedes-Benz GLA (X 156): is starting the coming model year with an extended engine range and targeted visual accentuation.

    The sales release of the new Mercedes-Benz GLA is on 9 January 2017.

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