MERCEDES-BENZ GLA Amg Hatchback

GLA 35 4Matic 5dr Auto

MERCEDES-BENZ GLA Amg Hatchback - GLA 35 4Matic 5dr Auto

Vehicle Information

List Price
£44,480.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Consumption
32.8 MPG
0-62 mph
5.2 secs
Engine Size
2.0 CC
No. of Doors
5
CO2
196 g/km
By Line

This second generation GLA model redefines what a compact Mercedes SUV should be, thinks Jonathan Crouch

Ten Second Review

The GLA is the starting point for Mercedes SUV ownership and in this second generation form, is as classy as you'd expect a premium 'C'-segment family hatch-based crossover model ought to be from the Stuttgart brand. Thorough engineering borrowed from the Mercedes A-Class means that that there's plenty to like beyond the badge, primary selling points focusing upon quality and efficiency. In short, it's a car that suits its fashion-conscious segment.

Background

Mercedes has one of the widest ranges of SUVs available and the line-up starts with this GLA model, this being the second generation version of this design. It competes in the premium part of the SUV 'C' sector and, like all models in this segment, is based on family hatchback underpinnings, in this case those of the fourth generation version of the Mercedes A-Class. The original MK1 'X156'-series Mercedes GLA, launched back in 2014, won't go down as one of the more remarkable models in the Stuttgart brand's history but it sold well, shifting nearly a million units over a six year production run which ended with the introduction of this second generation version in early 2020. This 'H247'-series car is the eighth Mercedes model to be spun off the brand's current compact car 'MFA2' platform.

Driving Experience

In its mainstream guises, the GLA is available with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines. The entry-level models, the GLA 180 and the GLA 200, both use a 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol powerplant with respective outputs of either 136 or 163hp, both units mated to 7G-DCT seven-speed automatic transmission. All other engines use the brand's 8G-DCT eight-speed auto gearbox. The GLA 250 uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine which can generate up to 224hp and 350Nm. There's also a clever GLA 250 e petrol plug-in hybrid which uses a little 1.33-litre four cylinder engine mated to a 15.6kWh lithium-ion battery for a total output of 218hp and a WLTP-rated EV driving range of up to 37 miles. The diesels use the company's usual 2.0-litre unit, which develops either 150hp in the GLA 200d or 190hp in the GLA 220d, the latter featuring a re-engineered version of the brand's 4MATIC 4WD system. With that 4MATIC set-up, you get an 'Off-road Package' which adds an off-road headlight function and an extra off-road driving mode called Downhill Speed Regulation. There are two performance-orientated Mercedes-AMG variants, both using engineering we've already seen in the A-Class. The GLA 35 4MATIC offers a 306hp 2.0-litre petrol turbo engine mated to AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual-clutch auto transmission. And the GLA 45 4MATIC+ S flagship variant uses an engine more bespoke to AMG, a tuned 2.0-litre unit putting out 421hp. So the oily bits are generally pretty familiar; as is most of the other engineering on offer here. The suspension features McPherson struts up front and either a torsion beam or multi-link arrangement at the rear, plus variable damping control is optional. Cornering traction should be aided by a track width increase of 46mm.

Design and Build

There's a bit more of a 'want one' factor with this second generation GLA thanks in part to the fact that its proportions and stance are more clearly defined than its predecessor. The car measures in at 4,410mm long, 2,020mm wide and 1,611mm high, making it 14mm shorter and 2mm narrower, but 104mm higher than the previous model. Larger wheel arches accommodate rims ranging from 17 to 21-inches. Inside, as expected, this 'H247'-series GLA switches to the same cabin layout as has featured in all other recent compact Mercedes models, featuring a dashboard with a free-standing digital display panel. With standard models, this gives you two 7.0in screens - one in front of the driver for the instruments and a centre-dash one for the infotainment functions. Pay extra and you can have both these displays uprated to 10.25-inches in size. The monitors are operated via Mercedes' MBUX operating system, which supports both touchpad and voice control. To give more of a crossover feel, the front seats are positioned 140mm higher than in the A-Class and there's 22mm more head room up front than in the original GLA. That previous car was a little cramped in the back: this one's better, thanks to a 30mm longer wheelbase, though a little disappointingly, rear head room has been reduced by 6mm. Out back, the quoted cargo capacity figure has fallen a little over the previous model - to 435-litres. The GLA 250e PHEV variant, due to under-floor battery placement, has even less room - 385-litres. Even here though, something like a folded baby buggy should easily fit.

Market and Model

Just how much are you prepared to pay for a really premium experience from your compact SUV? Well GLA pricing is going to put that to the test. From launch, this MK2 model was priced from around £32,000, but the GLA variant you're likely to want is almost certain to be in the £35,000 to £40,000 bracket - possibly more. If it's a GLA 250e Plug-in variant, it'll be £40,000 upwards. And if you want one of the Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 or GLA 45 S 4MATIC high performance versions, think more like £45,000-£65,000. In the conventional range, there are six trim levels - 'Sport', 'Sport Executive' and four different flavours of 'AMG Line' - standard, 'Executive', 'Premium' and 'Premium Plus'. All GLA models have to be had with auto transmission - which is a 7G-DCT 7-speeder with the base 1.3-litre petrol engine: try and find the extra £1,500 necessary to upgrade from the base 136hp GLA 180 model with this unit to the perkier 163hp GLA 200 variant. The next stage up in mainstream GLA ownership is to go for one of the 2.0-litre engines, all of which are paired to an 8G-DCT 8-speed auto. The two base 'Sport' models include the option of the GLA 200d variant, which gets the brand's now-familiar OM654 diesel in a 150hp state of tune. Start your search from mid-range 'AMG Line' trim though - as most GLA customers do - and your choice of 2.0-litre options widens to also include the GLA 220d 4MATIC, which uses the same diesel engine uprated to 190hp and mated to 4WD. Or you can have the front-driven petrol-powered GLA 250, which offers 224hp and is really rather quick.

Cost of Ownership

Let's get to the WLTP-rated figures, which see both the GLA 180 and the GLA 200 returning 151g/km of CO2 and respective combined cycle fuel figures of 41.8 and 42.8mpg. Amongst direct rivals, these readings are good enough only to shade the rival Volvo XC40 T3 auto - and that's only because that Swedish contender is nearly 100kgs heavier. If you want to do better with a conventional powerplant, this GLA's much improved OM654 2.0-litre diesel unit beckons, capable of up to 53.3mpg on the combined cycle and up to 140g/km of CO2 in 150hp front-driven form; and 49.6mpg and up to 148g/km in 190hp 4MATIC AWD guise. If you want to do better, you'll need the GLA 250e plug-in hybrid petrol model, which can put out WLTP-rated CO2 emissions of just 32g/km, record an official 2018.8mpg combined cycle fuel figure and can be charged from a 7.4kW wallbox in just 1 hour and 45 minutes. We'll also brief you on the performance figures achieved by the more performance-oriented 2.0-litre petrol GLA models. The 224hp GLA 250 manages up to 36.7mpg on the combined cycle and up to 172g/km. For the 306hp Mercedes-AMG 35 4MATIC, it's up to 34.0mpg and up to 189g/km; and for the top, wild, 421hp Mercedes-AMG 45 S 4MATIC+, it's up to 29.7mpg and up to 215g/km. What else? Well, residuals will be strong, providing you don't go mad on the options list. As you'd expect, the Mercedes after-care package is comprehensive, with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty that's notably better than the restricted three year / 60,000 deal that rivals Audi offer. Most owners will also want to take advantage of a 'Service Care' option that spreads the cost of routine servicing, guaranteeing the price of parts and labour for up to four services and covering the cost of all recommended service items such as brake fluid, spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters and screen wash. As mentioned elsewhere in this film, the 'Mercedes me' connect services package comes with a self-diagnostic feature, enabling it to monitor wear and tear items and alert your local dealer to let you know if something needs seeing to.

Summary

The GLA competes in a very different market today to the one it was launched in back in 2014 and this second generation model will offer stiffer opposition to key rivals like the Audi Q3, the BMW X1 and the Volvo XC40. That's primarily because it's improved in the two main areas the old model fell a little short. That car looked a little unremarkable and it was a little cramped in the back. Both those issues have been thoroughly addressed here. Plus it'll be of considerable importance that this car - in its plusher forms anyway - has been equipped and finished with a silken thoroughness typical of the Three-Pointed Star. And in summary? Well every compact SUV in this class claims to take concept of sense and sensibility and add to it something of an adventurous streak. This GLA does that too, but with a bit of extra polish. We can see why you might like it.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
BODY GLASS
  • Dark privacy glass from B-pillar backwards
  • Electric front windows
  • Electric rear windows
  • Heated glass rear windscreen timer control
  • Heated windscreen wash system
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
BRAKES
  • ABS with Brake Assist
  • Active brake assist includes forward collision warning system with autonomous braking
  • Adaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist
  • AMG high performance brake system with silver brake callipers and black AMG lettering at the front, ventilated and perforated brake disc
  • Brake pad wear warning indicator
  • Electronic parking brake
  • ESP curve dynamic assist
  • ESP with ASR
CARPETS/RUGS
  • AMG floor mats in black with AMG lettering and border in nubuck leather look finish
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • AMG suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Hey Mercedes Voice activation
  • Radio aerial integrated into front and rear windshields
  • Wireless charging
DRIVER AIDS
  • Active lane keeping assist
  • Attention assist
  • Cruise control speed limiter
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (Comfort, Sport, Sport , Slippery and Individual)
  • Mercedes me remote services
  • Speed sensitive power steering
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Easy-pack tailgate
  • ECO start/stop function
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 10.25 inch touchscreen media display
  • 7 inch digital instrument cluster display
  • Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluid
  • Hard-disk navigation
  • Instrument cluster - AMG sporty menu with gear indicator, warm up menu, set up menu, plus G meter, Race timer and engine data
  • Lamp failure indicator
  • Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Owners manual and service booklet in English
  • Pre-installation of private car share
  • Service indicator (ASSYST)
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Speed limit assist
  • Status display for rear seat belts in instrument cluster
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED indicators
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Carbon structure trim
  • Chrome air vent surrounds
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 2 USB ports (type C) in rear stowage compartment and one in front of center console
  • Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
  • DAB Digital radio
  • MBUX multimedia system with AMG specific display designs, programs and engine data
  • Media interface
  • Mercedes-Benz sound system - 100W
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Aerial for GPS
  • Aluminium roof rails
  • AMG body styling - Front apron with air deflectors on the outer air intakes
  • AMG body styling - larger air intake in black
  • AMG body styling - Rear air outtakes
  • AMG body styling - Rear apron diffuser look with four vertical fins, trim element in silver chrome plus and chrome plated tailpipe trim element
  • AMG body styling - Specific chrome elements
  • AMG body styling - Spoiler lip on the roof spoiler in the vehicle colour
  • AMG exhaust system with flap control dependent on drive program
  • AMG real performance exhaust sound system
  • AMG specific/dual flow exhaust pipes in chrome (non-functional)
  • Beltline strips and weather strip in chrome
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body styling - Front splitter and trim element on the louvers in the outer air intake and also in the door trim in silver chrome
  • Car wash function
  • Front wings with TURBO 4MATIC lettering
  • Roof spoiler
  • Signature AMG radiator grille
  • Solid paint
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Automatic headlamp activation
  • LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lights in two piece design
  • LED third brake light
  • Rear fog lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Air conditioning - Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control with display
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power socket in centre console
  • 3 spoke AMG flat bottom performance sports steering wheel in black nappa leather with perforated grip area, 12 o'clock and silver chrome AMG lettering
  • Black roof lining
  • Centre console with AMG specific hand comforter and button to control manual transmission and 3 stage ESP
  • Front centre armrest with stowage
  • Front door sills with AMG lettering
  • Galvanished gear shift paddles on steering wheel
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Leather trimmed gearknob
  • Leather upholstery
  • Luggage net on driver/front passenger seat backrest
  • Manually height and reach adjustable steering column
  • Multi-gesture touchpad control on center console
  • Net in front passenger footwell
  • Sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with black rubber studs
  • Stowage compartment in centre console
  • Stowage compartment with retractable cover
  • Twin front cup holders
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Ambient lighting in front headrests
  • Courtesy light in boot
  • Interior mirror with black reading lamps and frameless
PACKS
  • Comfort seat pack - GLA Class
  • Interior lighting with light and sight pack - GLA
  • Load compartment pack - GLA
  • Mirror pack - GLA Class
  • Parking pack - GLA
SAFETY
  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts
  • Active bonnet pedestrain safety measure which detects an impact and raises bonnet by 65mm
  • Bonnet with power domes
  • Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
  • Crash responsive emergency lighting
  • Driver and passenger head and side airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Front passenger seat occupancy sensor
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Window airbags
SEATS
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seats with backrest
  • Adjustable head restraints
  • Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
  • Heated front seats
  • Sports seats
  • Two outer rear seat isofix and top tether child seat fixing points
SECURITY
  • Alarm system with immobiliser and interior protection -Thatcham category 1
  • Keyless Go starting function
  • Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
  • Vehicle key with decorative surround in chrome
TRANSMISSION
  • Rear axle multi-link
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS
  • Summer tyres
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 19" AMG 10 spoke light alloy wheels painted in tantalite grey with a high sheen finish
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tirefit tyre sealant kit
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
  • CO: 0.316
  • HC: 41E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Noise Level dB(A): 69
  • NOx: 0.014
  • Particles: 0.0004
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • Bore: 83
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1991
  • Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Stroke: 92
  • Valve gear: DOHC
  • EC: Data Not Available
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 11.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 8.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 7.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 8.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 8.3
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: 4Matic
  • Coin Series: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 30
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 306
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 5.2
  • BHP: 306
  • Engine Power KW: 225
  • Engine Power RPM: 5800
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 295
  • Engine Torque MKG: 40.8
  • Engine Torque NM: 400
  • Engine Torque RPM: 3000
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 155
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 235/50 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear: 235/50 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: 10 SPOKE
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
  • Height: N
  • Height (including roof rails): 1588
  • Length: 4436
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.7
  • Wheelbase: 2729
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1849
  • Width (including mirrors): 2020
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 495
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 51
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2190
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1430
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1800
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1657
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 533
By Line

This second generation GLA model redefines what a compact Mercedes SUV should be, thinks Jonathan Crouch

Ten Second Review

The GLA is the starting point for Mercedes SUV ownership and in this second generation form, is as classy as you'd expect a premium 'C'-segment family hatch-based crossover model ought to be from the Stuttgart brand. Thorough engineering borrowed from the Mercedes A-Class means that that there's plenty to like beyond the badge, primary selling points focusing upon quality and efficiency. In short, it's a car that suits its fashion-conscious segment.

Background

Mercedes has one of the widest ranges of SUVs available and the line-up starts with this GLA model, this being the second generation version of this design. It competes in the premium part of the SUV 'C' sector and, like all models in this segment, is based on family hatchback underpinnings, in this case those of the fourth generation version of the Mercedes A-Class. The original MK1 'X156'-series Mercedes GLA, launched back in 2014, won't go down as one of the more remarkable models in the Stuttgart brand's history but it sold well, shifting nearly a million units over a six year production run which ended with the introduction of this second generation version in early 2020. This 'H247'-series car is the eighth Mercedes model to be spun off the brand's current compact car 'MFA2' platform.

Driving Experience

In its mainstream guises, the GLA is available with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines. The entry-level models, the GLA 180 and the GLA 200, both use a 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol powerplant with respective outputs of either 136 or 163hp, both units mated to 7G-DCT seven-speed automatic transmission. All other engines use the brand's 8G-DCT eight-speed auto gearbox. The GLA 250 uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine which can generate up to 224hp and 350Nm. There's also a clever GLA 250 e petrol plug-in hybrid which uses a little 1.33-litre four cylinder engine mated to a 15.6kWh lithium-ion battery for a total output of 218hp and a WLTP-rated EV driving range of up to 37 miles. The diesels use the company's usual 2.0-litre unit, which develops either 150hp in the GLA 200d or 190hp in the GLA 220d, the latter featuring a re-engineered version of the brand's 4MATIC 4WD system. With that 4MATIC set-up, you get an 'Off-road Package' which adds an off-road headlight function and an extra off-road driving mode called Downhill Speed Regulation. There are two performance-orientated Mercedes-AMG variants, both using engineering we've already seen in the A-Class. The GLA 35 4MATIC offers a 306hp 2.0-litre petrol turbo engine mated to AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual-clutch auto transmission. And the GLA 45 4MATIC+ S flagship variant uses an engine more bespoke to AMG, a tuned 2.0-litre unit putting out 421hp. So the oily bits are generally pretty familiar; as is most of the other engineering on offer here. The suspension features McPherson struts up front and either a torsion beam or multi-link arrangement at the rear, plus variable damping control is optional. Cornering traction should be aided by a track width increase of 46mm.

Design and Build

There's a bit more of a 'want one' factor with this second generation GLA thanks in part to the fact that its proportions and stance are more clearly defined than its predecessor. The car measures in at 4,410mm long, 2,020mm wide and 1,611mm high, making it 14mm shorter and 2mm narrower, but 104mm higher than the previous model. Larger wheel arches accommodate rims ranging from 17 to 21-inches. Inside, as expected, this 'H247'-series GLA switches to the same cabin layout as has featured in all other recent compact Mercedes models, featuring a dashboard with a free-standing digital display panel. With standard models, this gives you two 7.0in screens - one in front of the driver for the instruments and a centre-dash one for the infotainment functions. Pay extra and you can have both these displays uprated to 10.25-inches in size. The monitors are operated via Mercedes' MBUX operating system, which supports both touchpad and voice control. To give more of a crossover feel, the front seats are positioned 140mm higher than in the A-Class and there's 22mm more head room up front than in the original GLA. That previous car was a little cramped in the back: this one's better, thanks to a 30mm longer wheelbase, though a little disappointingly, rear head room has been reduced by 6mm. Out back, the quoted cargo capacity figure has fallen a little over the previous model - to 435-litres. The GLA 250e PHEV variant, due to under-floor battery placement, has even less room - 385-litres. Even here though, something like a folded baby buggy should easily fit.

Market and Model

Just how much are you prepared to pay for a really premium experience from your compact SUV? Well GLA pricing is going to put that to the test. From launch, this MK2 model was priced from around £32,000, but the GLA variant you're likely to want is almost certain to be in the £35,000 to £40,000 bracket - possibly more. If it's a GLA 250e Plug-in variant, it'll be £40,000 upwards. And if you want one of the Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 or GLA 45 S 4MATIC high performance versions, think more like £45,000-£65,000. In the conventional range, there are six trim levels - 'Sport', 'Sport Executive' and four different flavours of 'AMG Line' - standard, 'Executive', 'Premium' and 'Premium Plus'. All GLA models have to be had with auto transmission - which is a 7G-DCT 7-speeder with the base 1.3-litre petrol engine: try and find the extra £1,500 necessary to upgrade from the base 136hp GLA 180 model with this unit to the perkier 163hp GLA 200 variant. The next stage up in mainstream GLA ownership is to go for one of the 2.0-litre engines, all of which are paired to an 8G-DCT 8-speed auto. The two base 'Sport' models include the option of the GLA 200d variant, which gets the brand's now-familiar OM654 diesel in a 150hp state of tune. Start your search from mid-range 'AMG Line' trim though - as most GLA customers do - and your choice of 2.0-litre options widens to also include the GLA 220d 4MATIC, which uses the same diesel engine uprated to 190hp and mated to 4WD. Or you can have the front-driven petrol-powered GLA 250, which offers 224hp and is really rather quick.

Cost of Ownership

Let's get to the WLTP-rated figures, which see both the GLA 180 and the GLA 200 returning 151g/km of CO2 and respective combined cycle fuel figures of 41.8 and 42.8mpg. Amongst direct rivals, these readings are good enough only to shade the rival Volvo XC40 T3 auto - and that's only because that Swedish contender is nearly 100kgs heavier. If you want to do better with a conventional powerplant, this GLA's much improved OM654 2.0-litre diesel unit beckons, capable of up to 53.3mpg on the combined cycle and up to 140g/km of CO2 in 150hp front-driven form; and 49.6mpg and up to 148g/km in 190hp 4MATIC AWD guise. If you want to do better, you'll need the GLA 250e plug-in hybrid petrol model, which can put out WLTP-rated CO2 emissions of just 32g/km, record an official 2018.8mpg combined cycle fuel figure and can be charged from a 7.4kW wallbox in just 1 hour and 45 minutes. We'll also brief you on the performance figures achieved by the more performance-oriented 2.0-litre petrol GLA models. The 224hp GLA 250 manages up to 36.7mpg on the combined cycle and up to 172g/km. For the 306hp Mercedes-AMG 35 4MATIC, it's up to 34.0mpg and up to 189g/km; and for the top, wild, 421hp Mercedes-AMG 45 S 4MATIC+, it's up to 29.7mpg and up to 215g/km. What else? Well, residuals will be strong, providing you don't go mad on the options list. As you'd expect, the Mercedes after-care package is comprehensive, with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty that's notably better than the restricted three year / 60,000 deal that rivals Audi offer. Most owners will also want to take advantage of a 'Service Care' option that spreads the cost of routine servicing, guaranteeing the price of parts and labour for up to four services and covering the cost of all recommended service items such as brake fluid, spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters and screen wash. As mentioned elsewhere in this film, the 'Mercedes me' connect services package comes with a self-diagnostic feature, enabling it to monitor wear and tear items and alert your local dealer to let you know if something needs seeing to.

Summary

The GLA competes in a very different market today to the one it was launched in back in 2014 and this second generation model will offer stiffer opposition to key rivals like the Audi Q3, the BMW X1 and the Volvo XC40. That's primarily because it's improved in the two main areas the old model fell a little short. That car looked a little unremarkable and it was a little cramped in the back. Both those issues have been thoroughly addressed here. Plus it'll be of considerable importance that this car - in its plusher forms anyway - has been equipped and finished with a silken thoroughness typical of the Three-Pointed Star. And in summary? Well every compact SUV in this class claims to take concept of sense and sensibility and add to it something of an adventurous streak. This GLA does that too, but with a bit of extra polish. We can see why you might like it.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
BODY GLASS
  • Dark privacy glass from B-pillar backwards
  • Electric front windows
  • Electric rear windows
  • Heated glass rear windscreen timer control
  • Heated windscreen wash system
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
BRAKES
  • ABS with Brake Assist
  • Active brake assist includes forward collision warning system with autonomous braking
  • Adaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist
  • AMG high performance brake system with silver brake callipers and black AMG lettering at the front, ventilated and perforated brake disc
  • Brake pad wear warning indicator
  • Electronic parking brake
  • ESP curve dynamic assist
  • ESP with ASR
CARPETS/RUGS
  • AMG floor mats in black with AMG lettering and border in nubuck leather look finish
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • AMG suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Hey Mercedes Voice activation
  • Radio aerial integrated into front and rear windshields
  • Wireless charging
DRIVER AIDS
  • Active lane keeping assist
  • Attention assist
  • Cruise control speed limiter
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (Comfort, Sport, Sport , Slippery and Individual)
  • Mercedes me remote services
  • Speed sensitive power steering
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Easy-pack tailgate
  • ECO start/stop function
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 10.25 inch touchscreen media display
  • 7 inch digital instrument cluster display
  • Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluid
  • Hard-disk navigation
  • Instrument cluster - AMG sporty menu with gear indicator, warm up menu, set up menu, plus G meter, Race timer and engine data
  • Lamp failure indicator
  • Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Owners manual and service booklet in English
  • Pre-installation of private car share
  • Service indicator (ASSYST)
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Speed limit assist
  • Status display for rear seat belts in instrument cluster
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED indicators
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Carbon structure trim
  • Chrome air vent surrounds
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 2 USB ports (type C) in rear stowage compartment and one in front of center console
  • Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
  • DAB Digital radio
  • MBUX multimedia system with AMG specific display designs, programs and engine data
  • Media interface
  • Mercedes-Benz sound system - 100W
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Aerial for GPS
  • Aluminium roof rails
  • AMG body styling - Front apron with air deflectors on the outer air intakes
  • AMG body styling - larger air intake in black
  • AMG body styling - Rear air outtakes
  • AMG body styling - Rear apron diffuser look with four vertical fins, trim element in silver chrome plus and chrome plated tailpipe trim element
  • AMG body styling - Specific chrome elements
  • AMG body styling - Spoiler lip on the roof spoiler in the vehicle colour
  • AMG exhaust system with flap control dependent on drive program
  • AMG real performance exhaust sound system
  • AMG specific/dual flow exhaust pipes in chrome (non-functional)
  • Beltline strips and weather strip in chrome
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body styling - Front splitter and trim element on the louvers in the outer air intake and also in the door trim in silver chrome
  • Car wash function
  • Front wings with TURBO 4MATIC lettering
  • Roof spoiler
  • Signature AMG radiator grille
  • Solid paint
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Automatic headlamp activation
  • LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lights in two piece design
  • LED third brake light
  • Rear fog lights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Air conditioning - Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control with display
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power socket in centre console
  • 3 spoke AMG flat bottom performance sports steering wheel in black nappa leather with perforated grip area, 12 o'clock and silver chrome AMG lettering
  • Black roof lining
  • Centre console with AMG specific hand comforter and button to control manual transmission and 3 stage ESP
  • Front centre armrest with stowage
  • Front door sills with AMG lettering
  • Galvanished gear shift paddles on steering wheel
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Leather trimmed gearknob
  • Leather upholstery
  • Luggage net on driver/front passenger seat backrest
  • Manually height and reach adjustable steering column
  • Multi-gesture touchpad control on center console
  • Net in front passenger footwell
  • Sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with black rubber studs
  • Stowage compartment in centre console
  • Stowage compartment with retractable cover
  • Twin front cup holders
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Ambient lighting in front headrests
  • Courtesy light in boot
  • Interior mirror with black reading lamps and frameless
PACKS
  • Comfort seat pack - GLA Class
  • Interior lighting with light and sight pack - GLA
  • Load compartment pack - GLA
  • Mirror pack - GLA Class
  • Parking pack - GLA
SAFETY
  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts
  • Active bonnet pedestrain safety measure which detects an impact and raises bonnet by 65mm
  • Bonnet with power domes
  • Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
  • Crash responsive emergency lighting
  • Driver and passenger head and side airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Front passenger seat occupancy sensor
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Window airbags
SEATS
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seats with backrest
  • Adjustable head restraints
  • Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
  • Heated front seats
  • Sports seats
  • Two outer rear seat isofix and top tether child seat fixing points
SECURITY
  • Alarm system with immobiliser and interior protection -Thatcham category 1
  • Keyless Go starting function
  • Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
  • Vehicle key with decorative surround in chrome
TRANSMISSION
  • Rear axle multi-link
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS
  • Summer tyres
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 19" AMG 10 spoke light alloy wheels painted in tantalite grey with a high sheen finish
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tirefit tyre sealant kit
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
  • CO: 0.316
  • HC: 41E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Noise Level dB(A): 69
  • NOx: 0.014
  • Particles: 0.0004
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • Bore: 83
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1991
  • Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Stroke: 92
  • Valve gear: DOHC
  • EC: Data Not Available
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 11.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 8.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 7.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 8.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 8.3
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: 4Matic
  • Coin Series: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 30
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 306
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 5.2
  • BHP: 306
  • Engine Power KW: 225
  • Engine Power RPM: 5800
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 295
  • Engine Torque MKG: 40.8
  • Engine Torque NM: 400
  • Engine Torque RPM: 3000
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 155
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 235/50 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear: 235/50 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: 10 SPOKE
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
  • Height: N
  • Height (including roof rails): 1588
  • Length: 4436
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.7
  • Wheelbase: 2729
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1849
  • Width (including mirrors): 2020
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 495
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 51
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2190
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1430
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1800
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1657
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 533
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Your Deal Summary
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£561.14
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£5,050.30 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£467.62
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£4,208.58 Ex VAT
Contract Term (9 + 47)
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
List Price
£44,480.00
Arrangements Fee
£199 +VAT
Road Tax
Included
Delivery
Free UK mainland
Excess Mileage
TBC
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Personal lease
£561.14
Initial payment (Inc VAT)
£5,050.30
Business lease
£467.62
Initial payment (Ex VAT)
£4,208.58
Your Deal Summary
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£561.14
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£5,050.30 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£467.62
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£4,208.58 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
List Price
44,480.00
Arrangements Fee
£199 +VAT
Road Tax
Included
Delivery
Free UK mainland
Excess Mileage
TBC
Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
Arrangement Fee will be applied and an excess mileage charge and/or damage charge may apply at end of contract.
Arrangement Fee will be applied and an excess mileage charge and/or damage charge may apply at end of contract.
Vehicle Contracts offers advice solely on Contract Hire and Personal Contract Hire from a panel of finance companies.
Vehicle Information
List Price
£44,480.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Petrol
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
5.2 secs
Engine Size
2.0 CC
No. of Doors
5
CO2
196 g/km
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Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£561.14
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£5,050.30 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£467.62
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£4,208.58 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
Excess Mileage
TBC

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Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£561.14
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£5,050.30 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£467.62
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£4,208.58 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
Excess Mileage
TBC