2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA – Premium Style and High Quality:
The fourth year of production of the GLA model will bring us a lot of changes, and all people are excited and eagerly await the release date of this crossover. But for those who can’t wait, what we can expect, or what we can assume? One thing that is known for sure is that the base characteristics of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA will remain the same and that will ride on the same platform, borrowed from A-Class of course. There’ll be a lot of parts borrowed from the CLA models and B-Class as well. It seems that we can expect a slight redesign from the outside, mostly at its front end, so the front grille of the new model will be probably revised but the big Mercedes logo will stay on the same spot. The headlights will be improved, and its shape may be slightly redesigned but what is certain is that will be powered by the newest LED lights. Large air intakes fitted in the bumpers will remain the same and it will serve the purpose. We can also expect to see a large 18-inch alloy wheels fitted with good tires for all seasons. Exterior dimensions (inch): Length (173.9), Width (71), Height (60), and Wheelbase (106).
Inside the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA, everything will be the same as in the current model. Maybe the only notable changes will be new color details as well as the addition of new materials. So, what we can expect inside the cabin? There’ll be a lot of standard features and the list will be even longer than in the current model, especially when the safety systems are talked about. Air vents inside the cabin will remain the same, with the classic circular look. Also, we can expect wood, aluminum and high-quality leather inside the cabin. As you probably assume, all seats will be wrapped by the fine leather and it will have a lot of features for better comfort. Standard features inside the cabin include electric power steering, transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel, overhead console with storage, cruise control, dual zone climate controls, memorized settings for 3 drivers, AM/FM stereo, auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control, etc.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA – Drivetrain and Impressive Fuel Economy:
In this segment, we don’t expect changes, so the upcoming 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA is available in two variants. The base model will be powered by a 2.0 liter I-4 Turbocharged engine, with a capability of generating 208 hp at 5500 rpm and 258-pound feet of torque at 1250 rpm. The power will be routed to the AWD as optional, trough the 7-speed automated transmission system. Also, this model will be available in high-performance AMG variant with 360 horses. Fuel consumption will be rated at 24/32 mpg – city/highway, according to EPA. The maximum speed achieved by the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA is 131 mph, with acceleration from 0 to 60 in 6,2 sec.