Mercedes-Benz at NAIAS 2017 – new GLA revealed.

In 2016, Mercedes-Benz became the leading premium brand worldwide. On the evening of the Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz revealed the new GLA. The new GLA is starting the coming model year with an extended range of engines, targeted visual accentuation in the interior and exterior design plus updated equipment lines. This sees the look of the compact SUV gaining considerably in presence, and the body impresses with a significantly more powerful design idiom. 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. The world premiere is at the North American International Auto Show NAIAS in Detroit.

 

Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC:

Fuel consumption combined: 7.3–6.9 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 171–162 g/km.*

 

CLA 250 4MATIC:

Fuel consumption combined: 6.7–6.5 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 156–152 g/km.*

 

GLA 250 4MATIC:

Fuel consumption combined: 6.6–6.5 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 155–152 g/km.*

 

GLA 220 4MATIC:

Fuel consumption combined: 6.6–6.5 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 155–152 g/km.*

 

Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC:

Fuel consumption combined: 7.4 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 172 g/km.*

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360° video of the new GLA.

Get a great look at the new GLA in this 360° video. The new GLA is starting the coming model year with an extended range of engines, targeted visual accentuation in the interior and exterior design plus updated equipment lines. This sees the look of the compact SUV gaining considerably in presence, and the body impresses with a significantly more powerful design idiom. 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. The world premiere was at the North American International Auto Show NAIAS in Detroit.

 

Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC:

Fuel consumption combined: 7.4 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 172 g/km.*

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The new GLA is starting the model year 2017 with an extended range of engines and targeted visual accentuation.

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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Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC (X 156): Mercedes-AMG is continuing its model initiative with full steam ahead and is enhancing the GLA 45 4MATIC both visually and technically.

The new Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC.

Mercedes-AMG is enhancing the GLA 45 4MATIC visually and technically, with an especially sporty host of equipment being offered by the Yellow Night Edition.
Fuel consumption combined: 7.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 172 g/km.*

Intelligent aerodynamic measures.

With intelligent aerodynamic measures like the restyled front apron and the spoiler lip on the roof spoiler it was possible to increase driving dynamics and driving stability, yet wind resistance was simultaneously reduced. Despite the sportily configured lift balance, the cd value of 0.33 is lower than on the preceding model. The characteristic distinguishing feature of the new Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC is the sharpened front section. The front apron was given an even more dynamic shape, new air intake grilles, a front splitter insert in silver chrome plus flics in high-gloss black.

Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC (X 156): With intelligent aerodynamic measures it was possible to increase driving dynamics and driving stability.
The new Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC (X 156).

LED headlamps as standard.

Some earlier optional extras like the LED High Performance headlamps are now part of the standard host of equipment. The twin louvre on the AMG Twin Blade radiator grille is now in silver chrome, as are the inserts in the side sill panels. As an additional option a multi-spoke 20-inch light-alloy wheel is available for selection in two colour variants: painted matt black with high-sheen rim flange or painted titanium grey with a high-sheen finish.

LED headlamps as standard.

Some earlier optional extras like the LED High Performance headlamps are now part of the standard host of equipment. The twin louvre on the AMG Twin Blade radiator grille is now in silver chrome, as are the inserts in the side sill panels. As an additional option a multi-spoke 20-inch light-alloy wheel is available for selection in two colour variants: painted matt black with high-sheen rim flange or painted titanium grey with a high-sheen finish.

The new Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC (X 156).
Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC (X 156): The dashboard is covered as standard with ARTICO man-made leather and has been given exclusive highlights with red contrasting topstitching.

Fine interior with exclusive touches.

The interior has been similarly upgraded. The dashboard is covered as standard with ARTICO man-made leather and has been given exclusive highlights with red contrasting topstitching. The instrument cluster has been given a new number design and the speedometer is divided into 30 km/h stages. New needles with a black needle centre and the chrome frame around the gear display also ensure an autonomous cockpit experience.

A further highlight is the generously sized trim, extending over virtually the entire width of the car: its fundamental structure is printed matt with a high-gloss surface and it bears AMG lettering. It is available in black/red (standard) or in black/silver (in conjunction with the Exclusive package). The vehicle key and the E-Select lever now bear the AMG emblem as standard.

Extremely agile 2.0-litre turbo engine.

With a maximum output of 280 kW (381 PS) and 475 Nm maximum torque the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC is among the most powerful cars in its segment. The extremely agile 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine blends its thrilling performance and the exemplary efficiency with a further best: the power-to-swept-volume ratio of 141 kW (191 PS) marks a record for a series engine with four cylinders.

On the road the turbocharged AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine thrills with extremely fast responses to accelerator movements, high torque, enormous flexibility and an emotional engine note. In conjunction with the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package (optional extra), the mechanical front axle locking differential is available. This package also includes the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension, the performance steering wheel and the additional drive programme “RACE”.

Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC (X 156): The dashboard is covered as standard with ARTICO man-made leather and has been given exclusive highlights with red contrasting topstitching.
The new Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC (X 156).

Shorter ratios: AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT.

The agile and dynamic power transfer is assisted by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission. Thanks to the shorter ratios selected in gears three to seven the driver senses an even more emotively appealing acceleration experience in all speed ranges. Together with optimised response and shift times, the closer ratio spread ensures better transitions when upshifting.

Shorter ratios: AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT.

The agile and dynamic power transfer is assisted by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission. Thanks to the shorter ratios selected in gears three to seven the driver senses an even more emotively appealing acceleration experience in all speed ranges. Together with optimised response and shift times, the closer ratio spread ensures better transitions when upshifting.

The new Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC (X 156).

Best traction as standard.

For optimum traction even in poor road surface conditions, the standard all-wheel drive AMG performance 4MATIC transfers the drive power to all wheels. The torque is steplessly variably distributed to the front and rear axle. This configuration results in an optimum ratio of dynamism, efficiency and traction to match the driving situation. A multiple-disc clutch integrated in the rear axle differential with AMG-specific control passes on the engine torque to the rear wheels in a flash should the front wheels lose traction. The spectrum ranges from purely front-wheel drive to the ratio of 50 to 50 percent to the front and rear wheels.

Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC (X 156): For optimum traction the standard all-wheel drive AMG performance 4MATIC transfers the drive power to all wheels.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA 45 4MATIC Yellow Night Edition (X 156): Yellow highlights characterise the front apron, the exterior mirror housings, the rear diffuser and the rear wing.

Yellow Night Edition.

The special model is painted exclusively in night black or cosmos black and with its unique combination of matt graphite grey and yellow appliqué sections it is immediately identifiable. The exclusive impression is underscored by the light-alloy wheels in matt black with yellow rim flanges and the black painted AMG twin louvre in the radiator grille.

Yellow highlights characterise the front apron, the exterior mirror housings, the inserts in the side skirts, the rear diffuser and the rear wing. The special character is additionally emphasised by the AMG sports stripes in matt graphite grey (foiled) on the bonnet, roof, boot lid and sides of the car.

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA 45 4MATIC Yellow Night Edition (X 156): The interior is also characterised by the extensive appointments and yellow touches.

Interior with yellow highlights.

The interior is also characterised by the extensive appointments and yellow touches. The AMG performance seats in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre also sport yellow trim, as do the AMG performance sports steering wheel in DINAMICA, the rear bench seat, the dashboard and the armrest. Further highlights include the door sill panels in graphite grey with a yellow AMG logo, the floor mats with yellow edging, the AMG logo also in yellow, plus the yellow air outlets.

The extensive standard equipment of the Yellow Night Edition includes the Aerodynamics package, the Night package, the Light and Sight package, the performance seats with a memory function plus the AMG performance steering wheel in black DINAMICA microfibre with a yellow 12 o’clock mark in nappa leather, steering wheel trim in silver chrome with an “AMG Edition” badge and yellow contrasting topstitching.

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The new GLA: Fitness programme for compact SUV – Trailer.

The new GLA is starting the coming model year with an extended range of engines, targeted visual accentuation in the interior and exterior design plus updated equipment lines. This sees the look of the compact SUV gaining considerably in presence, and the body impresses with a significantly more powerful design idiom. 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. The world premiere is on 8 January 2017 at the North American International Auto Show NAIAS in Detroit. Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC: Fuel consumption combined: 7.4 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 172 g/km.*

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