2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Specs - The GLA-class could not be the prettiest auto in the Mercedes-Benz schedule, but it is sensibly effective in terms of sales. The portable crossover shares its system with the CLA-class as well as is developed to tackle the likes of the Acura RDX, the Audi Q3, the BMW X1, as well as the Lexus NX. Three years after the GLA's launch, Mercedes-Benz is revealing a facelifted design for 2018 that will roll right into car dealerships by midyear.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Specs
Due to the fact that the vehicle has sold so well and also due to the fact that it comes relatively soon after the version's preliminary launch, the GLA's changes are instead marginal. There are brand-new front as well as back bumpers and also new wheel designs, and the GLA250 now is enhanced with round, extending fog lights, while the AMG look package includes huge (phony) air consumption. The high-grade Mercedes-AMG GLA45 obtains freshly developed (real) air intakes, as well as the silver bar below those inlets is sleeker than before. The optional bixenon fronts lights make way for LEDs, while the back illumination utilizes LEDs, as well.
Inside, the modifications are even much less substantial. A center-mounted 8.0-inch information display screen is currently typical, there is additional brightwork, and also the instrument cluster is somewhat changed. The AMG version includes red comparison sewing as well as sportier trim. A couple of practical enhancements make life less complicated, such as the currently typical rearview cam with an optional 360-degree view, closeness entry as well as keyless ignition with the optional Premium bundle, as well as the Smart device Integration plan that includes Android Auto connection (Apple CarPlay continues to become part of this plan). And the power rear hatch currently can be opened or closed via a foot-motion sensing unit.
Beyond that remains the very same. The entry-level GLA250 is powered by a carryover 208-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, with an optimum 258 lb-ft of torque available from 1250 rpm. It's mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. As in the past, front-wheel drive is typical, as well as 4MATIC all-wheel drive is optional.
The zippy turbo four is positive enough, however we prefer the state-of-the-art Mercedes-AMG GLA45, which is fitted with the greatly much more effective M133 engine, an AMG-developed variation that cranks out 375 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. That engine soared the small crossover to 60 mph in 4.2 secs in our screening when it was in its previous 355-hp state of tune, as well as full throttle is controlled at a lofty 155 miles per hour-- or 167 miles per hour when the optional AMG Dynamic And also bundle is defined. All-wheel drive is standard here
New for the GLA45 is the AMG Efficiency Studio package, which can be found in any kind of shade you want, as long as it's black (although you obtain a selection of two black paints!), as well as features black wheels and also a black inside. The relentless blackness is eliminated by graphite gray stripes on the hood, roofing system, liftgate, and also body sides, along with by yellow accents on the grille, mirrors, bumper, side skirts, back wing, back diffuser, and also wheels. Inside, AMG Performance seats are upholstered in MB-Tex as well as microsuede, and also those materials are additionally put on the rear seats, guiding wheel, door panels, as well as control panel. Right here again, yellow accents are scattered about. The Performance Studio plan additionally consists of the AMG The rules of aerodynamics bundle, the AMG Evening plan, as well as the AMG Dinamica efficiency guiding wheel.
When the 2018 GLA-class comes to market in the summertime, we expect rates to remain near to those of the present version. A 2017 GLA250 presently retails for $33,375, with all-wheel drive a $2000 option, while a 2017 AMG GLA45 runs $50,825-- however can go beyond $70K with a full tons of bonus.