The 208-hp 2.0-liter turbo four in the GLA250 combines numerous advances to deliver more power from less fuel. Its rapid-multispark ignition and high-pressure Direct Injection can fine-tune themselves in milliseconds. Its twin-scroll turbo quickly spins up to 230,000 rpm to boost response, with all of the engine's 258 lb-ft of torque on tap at just 1,250 rpm. Widely variable timing of all 16 valves and innovative 3-phase cooling team up to reduce emissions while raising your emotions.
The racing-inspired 7-speed transmission combines the sporty response of a manual, the smooth refinement of an automatic, and better efficiency than either. Dual clutches offer quicker gear changes than a human can shift a traditional manual gearbox, while three overdrive ratios boost highway mpg. Selectable ECO, Sport and Manual modes let you favor fully automatic efficiency and comfort, intensified response, or shift-for-yourself excitement via the steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.
A pair of paddles strategically positioned behind the upper steering-wheel spokes allows you to manually upshift and downshift the 7-speed DCT transmission with just a flick of your fingers.
Engineered to balance capability with composure in a wide range of driving conditions, the 4-wheel independent suspension of the GLA teams MacPherson struts and wishbones up front, with a four-link design at the rear. Rigid yet lightweight components and precise tuning of the spring and damping rates result in excellent wheel articulation and sporty feedback in a variety of conditions.
With a confident stance and athletic stride, the GLA's muscular shape is more than a tribute not just to its rich SUV heritage. It's a direct reflection of the engineering under its own stylish skin. Advanced aerodynamics enhance its efficiency and road holding. Side sills and flared wheel arches are outlined in resilient matte black cladding, wrapping the body around the generously sized wheels. Chrome roof rails and an integrated rear spoiler highlight the tautly arched roofline.
With its large central Star and signature shape, the wide grille of the GLA can't be mistaken for anything but true Mercedes-Benz style. Swept back at a subtle angle, the grille's twin chrome crosswings radiate from the Star to its curving sides, a shape echoed in the expressive headlamps. Aggressive sculpting of the lower air dam underscores the bold "twin power dome" hood and sculpted fenders.
Big, bold 18-inch alloy wheels feature five pairs of spokes, each with a distinctive stepped taper to their flat surfaces, accented by Titanium Silver painted pockets. They're fitted with all-season Extended Mobility tires for an ideal balance of grip and comfort on a variety of surfaces.
For added convenience in the rain or with an armful of packages, you can fully open the liftgate via a switch on the driver's interior door panel or a button on the SmartKey remote. Press a button on the driver's door or the underside of the liftgate and it powers itself closed. A sensor automatically stops the liftgate if it detects an obstruction, and you can set an opening-height limit for low ceilings. A chrome sill plate helps protect the rear bumper while you're loading cargo.
Separate left and right temperature controls allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort. In addition to fully automatic or manual control of blower speed and airflow distribution, the system includes a dust and pollen filter that helps keep particles as small as 0.0002-inch from entering the cabin. Five adjustable vents in the dash and a pair of rear-cabin air vents help maintain passenger enjoyment throughout the cabin.
Intuitive, seat-shaped controls help you find your ideal driving position with 14-way power adjustment, including 4-way power lumbar support. A memory system for the driver seat recalls three stored positions for the seat plus the power side mirrors. Both front seats also feature adjustable cushion length, for optimal thigh support and added comfort.
Folding rear seatbacks with a 60/40 split allow you to expand the cargo capacity of your GLA while still carrying a rear passenger.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
An advanced system of 8 air bags offers 10-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, front side-impact head/torso air bags, dual front knee air bags, and side curtain air bags for both seating rows are standard.
Radar-based technology alerts you if you're approaching a vehicle ahead, or even some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that suggest a collision is likely. As soon as the driver starts to brake, its Adaptive Brake Assist automatically provides the ideal level of braking, to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity. The system can also provide autonomous braking from speeds up to 65 mph.
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 different parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips.
Projector-type front foglamps help enhance the driver's vision in inclement weather. They also add a sporty styling touch to the sculpted front air dam.