In mid-August, on the Internet there were official pictures and details of the production version of the compact crossover 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA (x156), first shown in concept form at the Shanghai motor show in autumn. Autonovelties World Premiere held at the Motor Show in Frankfurt.
As previously reported, the updated Mercedes SFA is based on the hatchback A-Class (W176), but SUV ended up at 125 mm longer (total 4417 mm), 24 mm wider (total 1894 mm) and 60 mm higher (a total of 1494 mm) its base model. The wheelbase remains completely identical and is 2699 mm.
The boot capacity is 421 liters, but with the folding rear seat backs compartment size increases almost twice – up to 836 liters. As an additional option for this crossover is available with electric boot lid and rear seats, adjustable tilt.
Unlike previous concept, Mercedes has lost serial laser head optics, round fog, aggressive tires, and an excessive amount of decoration. Strongly raised sidewall at this crossover designed in the style of the neighboring line in the sedan Mercedes CLA, and feed and profile barely differ from the original A-Class.
Differences trends are to a large grille, increased ground clearance, sills, diffuser in the rear bumper and the linings of unpainted plastic around the wheel arches. The above-mentioned diffuser, together with special shutters in the grille, pads on the bottom of the car and a special profile front pillars, this model provides excellent aerodynamics.
It is still the absolute leader in the most low level of total aerodynamic drag in all product lines listed stock car Mercedes CLA, which this figure is -0.23. However, GLA by a factor of 0.29 was the best among the coupe.
As for the interior design of this model, it is almost perfectly replicates that of the latest generations of A-and B-Class from Mercedes. The same steering wheel, the same devices on the console, three round ventilation holes on the instrument panel and is located above it display infotainment system.
Powertrain crossover including both motor gasoline and two diesel, operating in conjunction with a robotic gearbox seven speeds, or a six-speed manual gearbox and all-wheel drive system 4MATIC a new generation with variable torque distribution.
Under the hood, this version is “Quartet” of 1.6 liters capacity of 156 hp, as well as a much more powerful engine on gasoline of 2.0 liters and output of 211 hp, which enables acceleration from zero to one hundred in all in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 235 km / h.
The diesel version is equipped with an engine displacement of 2.2 liters, which develops a maximum of 136 car forces with 300 Nm of torque. And GLA 220 CDI version it is able to develop up to 170 “horses” at 350 Nm.
Price and equipment
|Equipment||Price||power plant||Box||Drive unit|
|200||1380||1.6 (156 hp) Petrol||Machine||Rear|
|200 CDI||1430||1.6 (136 hp) diesel fuel||Machine||Rear|
|250 4MATIC||1540||2.0 (211 hp) Petrol||Machine||4WD|