When people think of Mercedes-Benz, they think of high-end luxury sedans. They think of muscular grilles and large price tags. The GLA changes the assumption that all Mercedes-Benz automobiles are alike as soon as you get inside. Yes, it is luxurious. It is comfortable, but it is certainly not a large sedan. In fact, it is a compact SUV. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA near Phoenix AZ is an underrated, and underpriced German vehicle.
The GLA is offered in two trims. The GLA 250 supports front-wheel or all-wheel drive and comes standard with a 2.0L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine. With 208 horsepower, the GLA 250 can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 7.2 seconds and travel up to 35 miles with every gallon of gas on the highway. The other option is the GLA 45 AMG®. This model uses the same size engine, but it is hand-built under the AMG® name to produce 375 horsepower.
The GLA has the ability to reach 60 miles per hour in just 4.8 seconds when equipped with the AMG® engine. It is equipped with a standard 7-speed, dual clutch, automatic transmission and now features DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes.
The 2016 GLA comes with the choice of two engines. Although they are both the same size, they range from world-class efficiency to overwhelming power. The GLA 250 comes with a 208 horsepower 2.0 liter. The GLA 45 AMG® comes with a 375-horsepower hand-crafted 2.0 liter.
With the GLA 250, the GLA will achieve a maximum fuel highway efficiency rating of 35 miles per gallon. In the city, it maintains a rating of 25 miles per gallon, which is impressive considering the 208 horsepower engine it uses.
The GLA provides the Mercedes-Benz experience without the Mercedes-Benz price. It has a technologically advanced cabin that treats every occupant with respect and admiration. For 2016, the GLA will be improved even farther with new standard features and options alike. First the old 5.8-inch display screen has been upgraded to a 7-inch standard display LCD. Also standard on the new GLA is KEYLESS START, DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes, and Dual-Zone Climate Control. These technologies are revolutionizing the automotive industry and are now available in the extremely affordable GLA. New colors and packages are also seen with release of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA near Phoenix AZ.
For the GLA45 AMG, Mercedes-Benz has completely changed the media interface. It now includes the DYNAMIC SELECT system with a unique RACE mode and it is operated with the new COMAND® Navigation rotary knob. If you are interested in learning more about the GLA- by taking one for a spin, stop by Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead for a test drive.