Mercedes-Benz GLA Class News

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    A prototype for a next-generation version of the city-chic Mercedes-Benz GLA has been spotted.

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 spy shots

    Mercedes-AMG's second-generation GLA45 will boast as much as 416 horsepower.

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA35 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA35 spy shots

    A Mercedes-AMG GLA35 compact crossover with 302 horsepower is coming.

  • K-One electric SUV - Image via Autohome
    Chinese Mercedes-Benz GLA clone is electric

    You may think you're looking at a 7/8 scale Mercedes-Benz GLA. Instead, what you see is a vehicle called the K-One. It's an electric crossover SUV of sorts, and it's being prepared for the Chinese market. Despite being a bit smaller than the real GLA, the K-One is still faithful enough to the...

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    Report: Mercedes to downsize engines for next-gen compacts

    The next-generation of Mercedes-Benz compact cars are likely in for smaller powerplants, according to a new report from Autocar. Developed under the M282 code name, the engines will reportedly displace 1.2 and 1.4 liters and bear an inline-4 configuration. The German marque is said to be targeting...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA, 2017 Detroit auto show
    Refreshed 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA debuts in Detroit

    We first saw the Mercedes-Benz GLA as a 2015 model; here in Detroit, Mercedes showed the an updated version of its small, front-wheel-drive-based crossover as a 2018 model. The changes for the GLA 250 and performance-oriented GLA 45 are mostly cosmetic. Let's start with the GLA 250. On the outside...

  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA45, 2017 Detroit auto show

    With the GLA45 and CLA45, Mercedes-AMG has tapped into a new customer base. Priced around $50,000, these vehicles allow AMG to sell its vehicles to a customer who can't afford its higher end models that cost $65,000 or much, much more. To celebrate this relatively new customer, Mercedes-AMG is releasing the new AMG Performance Studio package for the CLA45 and GLA45. Mercedes announced the package as part of its 2018 GLA reveal, so it appears it will be offered for the 2018 models for both vehicles. The GLA45 will also be offered with the AMG Performance Studio package, which is known as the...

  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 spy shots - S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 spy shots

    The Mercedes-AMG GLA45 may be classified as an SUV, but it is much closer to a hot hatch in reality. That doesn’t detract from the car’s ability to put a massive smile on your face, as we discovered during a first drive at the launch a bit over two years ago. With the entire GLA range...

  • Teaser for 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA debuting at 2017 Detroit auto show
    2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA teased ahead of 2017 Detroit auto show

    Mercedes-Benz’s GLA is about to receive its mid-cycle update and we’ll see it for the first time at the 2017 Detroit auto show. The automaker has released this single teaser shot which reveals a few subtle tweaks will be made as part of the update. The Mercedes GLA first went on sale in...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA spy shots

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA first went on sale in 2013, although it didn’t reach the United States until the following year, arriving as a 2015 model. That means it’s about due for its mid-cycle update, which will see a few minor tweaks made, as indicated by this prototype spotted near...

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    2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Gets New Tech, Extra Power For GLA45

    Mercedes-Benz’s GLA only arrived a year ago but is already coming in for a round of updates. The changes aren’t major so there’s no need to despair if you were one of the early adopters, but they do bring the GLA closer in line with versions of the compact crossover sold overseas...

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    2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 And GLA45 Output Bumped To 375 Horsepower

    When Mercedes-Benz unveiled its updated A-Class range last month, we learned that the high-performance A45 variant from Mercedes-AMG would be coming with an uprated engine spitting out a crazy 375 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. We also said that the extra spicy 2.0-liter turbo four would...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG

    Mercedes-AMG’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine used in the tuner’s compact cars like the A45 and CLA45 produces 355 horsepower, but Audi has upped the ante with its 362-hp RS 3 Sportback. Mercedes-AMG isn’t one to back away from a challenge and is reported to be looking at some serious performance upgrades for its next-generation compact range, including the addition of electrically-aided turbochargers. “[The cars] have to be faster and e-turbos are an option,” Mercedes-AMG head of compact car development Steffen Jastrow told Auto Express. “We...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG, Vermont, Oct 2014
    2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG first drive review

    Let's get one thing straight right up front: Despite its model name, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG--soon to be a Mercedes-AMG GLA45--is no GL-like utility vehicle. It may have all-wheel drive, but the high-performance sibling of the far more common 2015 GLA250 model sits far closer to the...

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    2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG: Best Car To Buy Nominee

    Hot hatch fans of the U.S., you are increasingly out of luck in the form of proper fun-to-drive fast hatchbacks aside from a few notable examples. But, looking forward, the future of the hot crossover is ever brighter—and before you dismiss the idea out of hand, consider this, the 2015...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
    2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Priced From $32,225, GLA45 AMG From $49,225

    Mercedes-Benz’s all-new 2015 GLA-Class is set to go on sale this fall, priced from as little as $32,225 including a $925 destination charge. The entry-level model is a GLA250 with front-wheel drive. Should you require all-wheel drive, the price tag increases by $2,000 to $34,225. Also...

  • BRABUS program for the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
    Brabus Reveals Upgrades For Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

    If you like Mercedes-Benz cars but find the brand's own AMG line isn't quite fast or eye-catching enough, you've probably heard of Brabus. The Bottrop-based tuner modifies Smarts to S-Classes and everything in between—and now it's turned its attention to the brand-new GLA-Class crossover...

  • Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV
    Mercedes GLA-Based Coupe Crossover Possible, Says R&D Chief

    Depending on how successful Mercedes-Benz’s new coupe crossover based on the Concept Coupe SUV is, we could see the German automaker launch more of the style-oriented vehicles including one based on the latest GLA-Class. The first, tipped to be called an MLC, will be based on the bones of the...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

    It’s been no secret that a high-performance AMG version of the yet-to-be-released Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class was coming. Following months of prototype spy shots and the reveal of a thinly-veiled concept version last year, the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG is finally here, having made its world debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. What’s immediately noticeable upon first seeing the photos is just how low the vehicle is compared to the regular GLA. That’s partially due to the new aero components applied to the body but more specifically the AMG-specific suspension, which...

  • Mercedes-Benz Concept GLA45 AMG, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Mercedes-Benz Concept GLA45 AMG: 2013 L.A. Auto Show Live Photos

    Punchy four-cylinder turbos in compact luxury vehicles have already proved their worth in several brands’ recent offerings, perhaps none better than 2014 Best Car To Buy winner, the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG. But what about a taller, slightly more rugged take on that concept? Enter the Concept...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
    Mercedes Targets 60,000 Combined Annual Sales For CLA And GLA In U.S. Alone

    Mercedes-Benz’s new compact range has proven a hit in the markets where the stylish offerings are sold, and it looks like that success will be repeated in the U.S. The automaker’s local chief, Steve Cannon, is confident of reaching 60,000 combined annual sales split evenly between the...

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    Mercedes-Benz To Build C-Class And GLA In Brazil From 2016

    Mercedes-Benz this week announced it will start production in Brazil, initially with the next-generation C-Class and the new GLA-Class crossover. The announcement comes just a few weeks after Audi announced plans to build its new A3 and Q3 models in Brazil and a year after BMW said it was seeking...

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    Mercedes-Benz Creates GLA From Sporting Sensations: Video

    Mercedes-Benz is prepping for a product onslaught over the course of the next few years. The all-new CLA baby Benz is a good case in point, but it's not going to have the spotlight to itself for long. Shown at Frankfurt, the GLA is going to be hot on its heels with a launch date set for sometime in...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA debuts at 2013 Frankfurt auto show

    The 2013 Frankfurt auto show is in full swing, and while the halls are hot, the new cars are hotter, and Mercedes-Benz's latest addition to the production fold is the GLA Class. Usually, it's tough to get very excited about crossovers--they are, after all, rather utilitarian by nature, however...

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