Update for the compact-SUV-classic

Detroit (United States), 9 January 2017

The Mercedes GLA Gets a facelift for the model year 2017. On 8 January, Mercedes unveiled the changes that flow in the compact-SUV classic in the run-up to the NAIAS in Detroit (8-22 January 2017). Next to one engine offering, appearance changes extended inside and outside there is also a new option for the GLA.

The facelift

On the exterior, the Mercedes designers have created once again hand to the bumper now more accentuated so come. There's new light-alloy wheels and a new hue with the sound name "Canyon Beige". The optional Bi-Xenon headlights soft lighter and more fuel-efficient LED units. Full LED tail lights are installed at the rear. In the Interior, a fresh wind blows thanks to new seat covers, slightly revised trims and other dials in the speedometer unit.

Technical updates

A new gasoline engine closes the gap, which has gaped between the 156 - and the 211-HP gasoline engine with 184 HP. A first available 360-degree camera that represents a top view of the GLA on the screen of the infotainment system is also on the technical side. Parking is a breeze. In addition, there are now three different suspensions: the standard comfort suspension is flanked by a deep lapping and the new off-road comfort chassis with a height lowering by 30 millimeters.

Prices and market launch

The prices for the GLA are rising slightly. So 28.940 euro are due for the entry model GLA 180 instead hitherto 27.787 euro now. There are the cheapest diesel engine from 31.951 euro. Sales start's January 9, 2017.

What's new in the GLA 45 4Matic

The top model GLA 45 4Matic has a large contribution to the success of the GLA. With 381 Horsepower and 475 NM, even the compact SUV can flush out sports car. The GLA sharpen the front bumper, roof spoiler and diffuser 45 4Matic. There is also a new performance exhaust system with throttle control. The 0-100 km/h time is likely to benefit eventually from the now shorter translated seven-speed dual-clutch. There are 45 4Matic the GLA from 56.852 euros.

"Yellow night' Edition

The "yellow night" is completely new-edition offered by Mercedes-AMG for all a-grade top-models. There are in addition to the exclusively black lacquer graphitgraue and yellow accents on body and attachments, as well as yellow rim horns. In the Interior, the styling with yellow and grey design elements continues. The 'yellow night' Edition for the GLA launches 45 4Matic 64.468 euro. (mf)

by Cassie Hartley

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