The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA appears to be a dramatic improvement over the previous-generation model and Autogefühl recently had the opportunity to test it out in GLA 250 guise.
It’s impossible to talk about the new GLA without mentioning its looks. The first-generation model was never the most visually-appealing vehicle and to our eyes, the new one looks much better. Most notably, the front and rear fascias have been totally revised.
It is also bigger than its predecessor and looks like a proper SUV now. Measuring in at 173.6 inches (4,410 mm) long, 72.2 inches (1,834 mm) wide, 63.4 inches (1,611 mm) high, and complete with a 107.4 inch (2,729 mm) wheelbase, the new GLA sits on the road quite differently than the previous model. It is 0.6 inches (14 mm shorter), 1.2 inches (30 mm) wider, and 4.1 inches (104 mm) taller.
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In terms of its powertrain, the Mercedes GLA 250 features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder which in U.S. spec delivers 221 HP (224 PS) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. Mated to this engine is an eight-speed automatic transmission that drives the front wheels – or all four wheels if customers opt for the GLA 250 4MATIC model.
Dramatic improvements have been made throughout the cabin and much of this video focuses on these improvements, including the fitment of the marque’s excellent MBUX infotainment system. All the materials look very lovely and we’re sure the new GLA is a great place to sit. It also offers a surprising amount of headroom and legroom in the second-row.
The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA will land in U.S. showrooms this summer.