The Mercedes-Benz 2015 GLA-Class
When your looking to go some where with both luxury and utility in mind then the multi-talented all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is meant for you.
With its progressive design, serene day-to-day driving and off-road capability: easily handling various automotive applications, the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class reinterprets the compact SUV segment. It effortlessly masters day-to-day driving and is also robust enough for off-road excursions.
The first Mercedes-Benz in the fast-growing compact SUV segment is highly maneuverable around town, lively on country roads and athletic and efficient on the highway. The high quality appointments, developed with much attention to detail, and the versatile interior clearly position the GLA-Class as a premium compact SUV. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA even made an appearance earlier this month in the new Mario Kart 8 video game for the Nintendo Wii as the feature Kart. The GLA is a small SUV – not a crossover – which is capable of urban commuting and any other adventure you have been itching to go on lately.
- 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine.
- 208 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.
- Seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
- Electromechanical power steering.
- COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST.
- ATTENTION ASSIST®.
- 18-inch 5-twin spoke wheels.
- Chrome roof rail.
- New-generation 4MATIC® all-wheel drive (optional).
- Panorama sunroof (optional).
It’s also the first Mercedes-Benz SUV to be available with the new-generation permanent 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system, with fully variable torque distribution. This all-wheel drive system excels with even more grip and outstanding agility while also enhancing driving safety and energy efficiency. Additional benefits of this design are a lower weight than is available from the competition, and high efficiency.
Providing the impressive front face are the headlamps and available LED daytime running lamps. This iconic Mercedes-Benz design feature was developed further using tri-functional fiber-optics to create the vehicle’s characteristic light signature. The front bumper features diamond-pattern grilles in front of the cooling air intakes. The standard fog lamps are integrated into the front bumper.
A simulated skid plate and contrasting dark-grey sill panels all-around emphasize the compact SUV’s characteristics. The panels begin low down at the front bumper and provide protection against stone impact.
Attractive, High Quality Interior
The muscular and imposing appearance of the exterior is systematically continued into the interior. This has a high-quality feel resulting from the contours, choice and combinations of high-grade materials. A three-spoke steering wheel with 12 function keys and a galvanized chrome clasp is standard equipment. The choice of seat upholsteries (standard MB-Tex or optional leather) and color combinations allows plenty of scope for personalization.
Its flexible and variable interior includes rear seat backrests that fold down completely. The well laid-out generous luggage compartment can be loaded without difficulty thanks to the low loading sill and the wide tailgate, which can open automatically as an option. The rigid body structure provides a reliable basis for the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 208 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.
Models with 4MATIC® are equipped with DSR (Downhill Speed Regulation) and an off-road transmission mode as standard. DSR is activated by a control button in the center console, and assists the driver on demanding downhill stretches by maintaining a slow, manually selected vehicle speed within the physical limits when negotiating downhill gradients. This is done with the help of the engine and transmission control systems, and by specific braking intervention.
When the off-road transmission mode is selected using the transmission mode switch, the gearshift points and accelerator characteristics are modified to meet the requirements for driving on light off-road terrain and especially loose surfaces. In combination with the standard single-disc CD audio system with USB Port, Bluetooth® connectivity and HD Radio or optional COMAND® system, the head unit can also be switched to an off-road display.
Safety and Technology
Many driving assistance systems offer support in the GLA-Class and reduce the driver’s workload. Standard features for the SUV include ATTENTION ASSIST® drowsiness detection and radar-based COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST with adaptive Brake Assist, which now helps to protect against collisions from a speed of only 4 mph.
This feature combines with DISTRONIC PLUS® (part of the Driver Assistance Package) to become COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS. This incorporates an additional function: If a danger of collision arises and the driver fails to respond, the system is able to carry out autonomous braking at speeds of up to 124 mph, thereby reducing the severity of collisions with slower or stopping vehicles. The system also brakes in response to stationary vehicles at a speed of up to 18 mph, and is able to prevent rear-end collisions at speeds of up to 12 mph.
Like all models in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the GLA-Class comes with mbrace2™, which provides users with a range of online and concierge services and apps all linking seamlessly to smartphones for use inside and outside the car.
The new GLA-Class rounds off the Mercedes-Benz SUV portfolio, which has five model series (GLA-Class, GLK-Class, ML-Class, GL-Class and G-Class). Nimble on the road and capable off of it, the all-new 2015 GLA-Class is ready for every turn your life takes. A premium compact SUV with responsive handling and dramatic styling to match, the GLA-Class also offers an interior immersed in signature Mercedes-Benz quality. Arriving in fall 2014 at Park Place Motorcars Dallas, Grapevine and Fort Worth.