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2015 (65) Mercedes-Benz Gla ClassHatchback 250 4Matic Sport 5dr Auto [Premium Plus]

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

8" colour display screenActive park assist with parktronic system
Attention assistCollision prevention assist plus
Cruise control + speed limiterDynamic drive mode selector
Easy-pack tailgate - Powered opening/closing automaticallyMulti function trip computer
Outside temperature gaugeReversing camera
Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS)Speed sensitive power steering

Entertainment

Bluetooth connectivity including audio streamingMedia interface
SD card slotUSB port

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAspherically curved door mirror glass
Auto dimming interior + exterior mirrorsAutomatic headlamp activation
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrorsBody colour side skirt
Chrome beltlineElec heated + adjust door mirrors
Electric folding door mirrorsElectric front sliding and fixed rear panoramic glass sunroof
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Heated rear window with timerHeated windscreen wash system
LED indicators in door mirrorsLED tail lights
Privacy glassRadiator grille with 2 louvres in Silver with chrome trim
Rain sensor windscreen wipersRear windscreen wiper with auto activation when reversing
Roof spoilerTwin chrome exhaust tailpipes

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12 colour Ambient lighting
12V power socket in centre console12V socket in luggage compartment
3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel4 way adjustable lumbar support
Artico leather upholsteryAuto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Centre console storageCentre console with cupholders
Electric front seats with memoryFootwell lights
Front and rear headrestsFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Gearshift paddlesHeated front seats
Height adjustable front seatsHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated door sillsIlluminated glovebox
Isofix rear child seat preparationLoad securing rings in luggage compartment
Luggage compartment coverLuggage compartment lighting
Luggage nets in bootOverhead storage box/sunglasses holder
Parcel net in front passenger footwellParcel net on driver and front seat backrests
Rear armrest with 2 cupholders and load through provisionRear Reading Lamps
Sports seatsSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Thermotronic automatic climate control 

Packs

Storage Pack - GLA Class 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS with Brake Assist
Active bonnetAdaptive brake system
Child proof door locksCrash responsive emergency lighting
Drivers knee airbagDual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Electronic parking brakeESP with ASR
Front and rear seatbelt reminderFront side airbags
Hill descent controlHill start assist
Occupancy sensor for passenger seatTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kitWindow airbags

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserKeyless Start
Remote central locking 

Technical

Comfort suspension 

Trim

Anthracite wave look interior trimChrome air vent surrounds
Leather gear knob with chrome insert 

Wheels

18" 5 twin spoke alloy wheels in vanadium silverTirefit sealant with electric air pump
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.144CO2 (g/km)153
HC0.03Noise Level dB(A)73
NOx0.027Particles0.0003
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1991Compression Ratio9.8:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)43.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)52.3EC Urban (mpg)32.8

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power211
Coin Description4MaticCoin SeriesSport [Premium Plus]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0728EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %96
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %88NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %67NCAP Safety Assist %70
Service Interval Mileage15500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.6Engine Power - BHP211
Engine Power - KW155Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
Engine Torque - MKG36Engine Torque - NM350
Engine Torque - RPM1200Top Speed143

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/50 R18
Tyre Size Rear235/50 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1494Length4417
Wheelbase2699Width1804
Width (including mirrors)2022 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)56Gross Vehicle Weight1990
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1235Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)481
Max. Loading Weight485Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1505No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.84
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz GLA

The GLA is the entry point to Mercedes' SUV range, a compact Crossover now lightly updated to take on strengthened competition in this important segment. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

Imagine a Mercedes A-Class hatch with a little extra practicality and a more adventurous outlook and you'll have this car in mind, the brand's GLA compact Crossover. It's the brand's answer to more premium offerings in this growing fashion-conscious segment and has been engineered with the kind of thoroughness you'd expect from the Three-Pointed Star. Let's check out this model in lightly revised form.

Background

Mercedes calls this the enry point into its SUV line-up but in fact, the GLA isn't really any kind of proper SUV. Instead, it targets customers who like the idea of a Qashqai-class family-sized Crossover but want it with a slightly more prestigious badge. The car was launched in 2013 and specifically targets BMW's X1 and, even more directly, Audi's Q3. Under the skin, it's almost idenical to a Mercedes A-Class compact hatch, yet boasts the rugged-ised looks and slightly higher ride height that Crossover buyers like so much. With competition strengthening in this sector, Mercedes has boosted the GLA's appeal with minor exterior styling changes that include the availability of full-LED headlights. And embellishments to the cabin that offer a classier feel. More significantly, an offroad 'comfort' suspension package that raises the car by 30mm now comes as standard.

Driving Experience

A car that essentially is a family hatchback is likely to have the dynamic aptitude of a family hatchback. A model that, in contrast, is designed as a proper RAV4 or CR-V-style compact SUV is never going to feel as sharp, no matter how compromised its Rubicon Trail pretensions might be. So if you like your driving, you'll give thanks that this GLA isn't setting out to rival RAVs - or indeed Audi Q5s, BMW X3s or Range Rover Evoques come to that. Mercedes has designed a C-Class-based GLC model to do that. That frees this car to be a proper Qashqai-class compact Crossover. Or, to put it another way, to offer pretty much all the handling brio you'd get from the A-Class hatch it's designed upon, with pretty much none of the downsides, these being mainly centred on an over-firmed ride here replaced by something much more supple. When it comes to drive traction and transmission, much will depend on engine choice. The cheapest GLA 200 derivative uses a 115bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine but for the UK, the emphasis is firmly on a 2.1-litre diesel line-up that begins with the 136bhp GLA 200d. You'll need this variant if you want the choice of auto or manual transmission since it's an auto-only regime further up the range and you'll have to have a self-shifting 'box if you take up the option of auto transmission. Should you wish for more performance than that, you'll probably find yourself ending up in the GLA 220d 4MATIC diesel derivative that many customers choose. With 177 braked horses to call upon, this version has a useful extra turn of speed, dispatching the 62mph benchmark in 7.7 en route to 135mph, despite having the carry around the extra weight of 4WD hardwear that can send up to 50% of the engine's power to the rear wheels for improved cornering exit traction. The 211bhp GLA 250 petrol variant also takes the auto 4MATIC route and should feel pleasantly rapid, delivering 62mph in 6.6s on the way to 143mph. Rather more than pleasantly rapid is the frankly certifiable GLA 45 AMG, a car that now rocks up with 381bhp beneath its bonnet. Its 2.0-litre petrol engine and 4MATIC all wheel drive catapult you to 62mph in just 4.4 seconds.

Design and Build

Though Mercedes sees this GLA as part of its SUV portfolio, there's nothing very SUV about the way it looks. It's probably better to simply see this as an A-Class with an added dose of attitude, a role much closer to its comfort zone thanks to a raked-back windscreen and a front end that sports big air intakes, neat flutes in the bonnet and smart smeared-back headlights. Changes made to this revised model include modified bumpers, smarter alloy wheels and the option of full-LED headlights. As before, smart GLA-specific touches include the way the stylists have teased out the wheel arches, adding muscularity to the look. And the sleek integration of the standard aluminium roof rails. Drop inside and you'll find a cabin that in this revised model has been upgraded with higher quality seat coverings, smarter trim and chromed control panels, plus there are re-styled instrument dials. Otherwise, it's as you were, which means that, depending on the suspension chosen, you can find yourself sitting up to 80mm higher than you would in a comparable A-Class model. That means quite a commanding view out-front from a driving position easily perfected by wide adjustment possibilities for seat and steering wheel aided by plentiful head and shoulder room. The cabin architecture of all Mercedes' smaller models is pretty much identical these days, which fortunately is no bad thing in terms of what you end up with here. So, as with any A or CLA-Class model, you get the same deeply-cowled twin-dial instrument binnacle viewed through a lovely, grippy nappa leather-trimmed three-spoke multi-function steering wheel. There are the same five chrome-trimmed SLS supercar-style air vents decorating a dash split into upper and lower sections. The upper part's dominated by the iPad-style 5.8-inch free-standing infotainment screen that's been stuck in the middle of it, controlled by a little rotary dial positioned where the handbrake would normally be if it hadn't been replaced by one of those fiddly electronic ones with a switch hidden away beneath the fascia. Out back, you get 481-litres of luggage space, a big jump up from the 341-litre total offered by the A-Class and around 60-litres more than you'd get in an Audi Q3.

Market and Model

Mainstream GLA buyers looking at 2.1-litre diesel and 2.0-litre petrol models will need a budget starting from around £26,000 to £27,000 and ranging up to around £38,000 for mainstream models. Dedicated followers of the brand though, can consider paying up to around £47,000 for the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC flagship version. The base GLA 200 CDI diesel variant is offered in 2WD or 4MATIC form and comes with the choice of manual or automatic transmission. Further up the range, you have to have automatic transmission and 4MATIC 4WD. For diesel folk, there's a premium of just around £1,400 to go from a GLA 200d 4MATIC auto to a comparably specified pokier GLA 220d 4MATIC auto variant - like the one we tried. That sounds reasonable given that the extra cash gets you quite a lot of extra performance. Running costs do also rise quite significantly with this pricier model though, so make sure you've taken that into account. If, having considered all of that, you conclude that it is a GLA model you really want, then you're going to need to know what's included in the asking price. And the answer is a very reasonable spec. Even in least expensive SE trim, you get 18-inch alloy wheels, aluminium roof rails, privacy glass, a chrome-trimmed twin-pipe exhaust, rain-sensing wipers and a reversing camera. Inside, there's man-made Artico leather for the seats and the real nappa stuff trimming the multi-function steering wheel, plus air conditioning, a trip computer and a DAB radio with Bluetooth, USB and Apple iPod connections. Standard safety stuff includes 'ATTENTION ASSIST' and 'Active Brake Assist' autonomous braking.

Cost of Ownership

Mercedes has worked extremely hard to make this GLA one of the cheapest cars to run in its class, efforts aided by the fact that all the engines on offer feature direct injection and turbocharging, plus an ECO start/stop system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. There's also an ECO setting for the 7G-DCT 7-speed automatic gearbox, a slippery 0.29 Cd drag factor, plus intelligent management of engine ancillaries like the alternator, the oil feed and the water pump and low rolling resistance tyres. As a result, it's hard to argue with the numbers generated by this GLA, figures that aren't very different from those of its Mercedes A-Class design stablemate, despite this car's extra 40kg of weight. Manual or automatic, the entry-level GLA 200d delivers the sort of returns more usually associated with a supermini - 67.3 miles from a gallon of diesel on the combined cycle and around 110g/km of carbon dioxide. Even the pokier GLA220d 4MATIC we tried returns 56.5mpg and emits just 130g/km.

Summary

'Freedom', Mercedes says, 'is contagious'. Desire for compact Crossover models of this kind certainly is - even if they cost as much as this one. It doesn't directly compete with RAV4 or CR-V-style SUVs but, given that it costs the same sort of money, I can see a number of people who'd previously have simply settled for another such CR-V-style soft roader being tempted by what's on offer here. Some cheaper Crossover models of this kind seem a little crude in comparison with this GLA. Like them, it's essentially a family hatchback in a pair of hiking boots, but its transformation to meet that need has here been completed with a silken thoroughness typical of the Three-Pointed Star. That doesn't extend to any really serious off road capability but then, for many buyers, such a thing is neither wanted nor needed. Appropriate then, for this car to be so visually subtle in its expeditionary pretensions. True, similar claims are being made in this segment by the BMW X1 and Audi Q3 rivals this car is being directly pitched against. But these are cars with slightly higher running costs and asking prices that are no cheaper. You can see then, why Mercedes is confident this GLA will prevail against them. It's arguably the best compact car the brand makes. And that makes it very significant indeed.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
90%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

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Monthly payment£338.95
Deposit£2500
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£24,998
Credit amount£22,498
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£12,666
Total amount payable£31,097.65
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.28p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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