The GLA is driven by true grit, self confidence, a thirst for adventure and up to two cutting edge engines in its class, equipped with a high-tech package including turbocharging and direct injection. The engine power is converted virtually directly and extremely efficiently into thrust: via 4MATIC all-wheel drive.

Turbo power, for class-leading torque and fuel efficiency.

The "power domes" on the GLA 250 4MATIC hood are a Mercedes-Benz tradition. So is the progressive power beneath. A 211 hp inline 4-cylinder turbo 3rd-generation Direct Injection with advanced rapid multispark ignition. ECO Start/Stop can automatically shut off the engine at red lights to save fuel, then restarts the instant you're ready to move out.

Two clutches, no clutch pedal, for smooth, sporty shifting.

The fuel-efficiency and fun of a manual. The relaxing comfort of an automatic. The 7-speed DCT transmission gives you both. The racing-derived dual-clutch design shifts more quickly and precisely than is humanly possible. Three driving modes (ECO, Sport and Manual) and shift paddles on the steering wheel let you take the power in your hands.

On the gripping subject of traction.

The GLA is available with a comfortable or sporty suspension design. The suspension components feature a high proportion of aluminium, not matched by any competing vehicle in this segment. The lower weight of the suspension reduces the unsprung masses and enables particularly sensitive response to road-surface characteristics. This results in a high level of driving safety and high ride comfort.