Mercedes-Benz GLA Class News

  • K-One electric SUV - Image via Autohome

    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 design of its German counterpart, so much so that it left the exhaust outlets in place. The exhaust outlets...on the rear of this electric car. Chinese website Autohome reports that the K-One is 161.4 inches long and has a wheelbase of 99 inches. The Mercedes GLA, meanwhile, runs 173.9 inches long and...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA spy shots and video

    Mercedes-Benz’s updated 2018 GLA has only just gone on sale work on a successor is already well underway. The new GLA is expected to be unveiled in 2019, as a 2020 model, and our latest spy shots and video depict one of the car’s first prototypes. It may look like one of the prototypes...

  • Mercedes-Benz A Sedan concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show
    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
    Mercedes-AMG GLA45 and CLA45 to get black-and-yellow AMG Performance Studio package

    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...

  • 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

    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 2013, although it didn’t reach the United States until the following year, arriving as a 2015 model. The updated model should go on sale in the second half of 2017, as a 2018 model. From the teaser shot, it appears the designers have implemented a more rugged look for the front, with the...

  • 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...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA
    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...

  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 (European spec)
    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 Looks To Electrically-Aided Turbos For Compact Range

    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...

  • 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...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG

    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 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG. Powered by the same core drivetrain as you’ll find in the CLA45 AMG compact sedan, the GLA45 AMG rates 355 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque from a very sturdy high-boost 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. That engine drives all four wheels via 4Matic...

  • 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
    2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG: Full Details, Live Photos & Video

    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...

  • 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...

  • mercedes-benz gla ad

    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 the later half of 2014. Eager to start hyping up its future cute ute, Mercedes-Benz has starting running a few online ad spots to show off the newest member of the family. This spot, which was created for the French arm of Mercedes-Benz, aims to provide a glimpse into the spiritual creation of the...

  • 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...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG spy shots
    2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG Spy Shots

    The third variant of AMG’s small car arsenal, the GLA45 AMG, has been spotted testing in prototype form again, revealing some new details about the U.S.-bound performance crossover. As its name suggests, the GLA45 AMG is the performance version of the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA which goes on...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
    2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA preview

    Mercedes-Benz officially has a compact crossover in the hopper; it's bound for Europe, the U.S., and elsewhere, and it's called the GLA-Class. Ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show, where it will make its official world debut in a few weeks, the company has revealed a set of photos of this small...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA during testing. Photo via Steve Cannon on Twitter.
    2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA Spy Shots (With Interior)

    UPDATE: The Mercedes-Benz GLA has been revealed. Click here for full details. We’ve been reporting for several years on Mercedes-Benz’s plans to launch a new compact crossover based on its ‘MFA’ small car platform, which is currently found in the latest A-Class and B-Class...

  • Artist's rendering of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
    Mercedes-Benz confirms GLA compact SUV

    Though we’ve known for several years that Mercedes-Benz was planning to launch a new compact crossover based on its latest ‘MFA’ small car platform, which currently underpins the latest versions of the A Class and B Class models overseas and is set to debut in the U.S. next year...

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