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2015 (65) Mercedes-Benz Gla GLA 200 CDI Sport 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Attention assistBluetooth system
Collision prevention assist plusEasy-pack tailgate - Powered opening/closing automatically
Instrument clusterLow fluid warning light
Multi function trip computerOutside temperature gauge
Reversing cameraService indicator (ASSYST PLUS)

Entertainment

USB port 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAluminium roof rails
Automatic headlamp activationBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors
Body colour side skirtChrome beltline
Dark chrome front and rear apron trimElec heated + adjust door mirrors
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Heated rear window with timerHeated windscreen wash system
LED indicators in door mirrorsPrivacy glass
Radiator grille with 2 louvres in Silver with chrome trimRain sensor windscreen wipers
Roof spoilerTwin chrome exhaust tailpipes

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12V power socket in centre console
12V socket in luggage compartment3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel
Adjustable front head restraintsAir conditioning
Ambient lightingArtico man-made leather upholstery
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorCentre console storage
Colour coded headliningFootwell lights
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentHeight/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 provisionRetractable rear head restraints
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors 

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 passenger seat occupancy sensor
Front side airbagsHill start assist
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit
Window airbags 

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserRemote central locking

Technical

Comfort suspension 

Trim

Chrome air vent surroundsLeather gear knob with chrome insert

Wheels

18" 5 twin spoke alloy wheelsTirefit 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 - ICE

CO0.362CO2 (g/km)110
HC+NOx0.091Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.049Particles0.001
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2143Compression Ratio16.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)99
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)67.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)80.7EC Urban (mpg)52.3

General

Badge Engine CC2.1Badge Power136
Coin DescriptionCDICoin SeriesSport
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %96NCAP Child Occupant Protection %88
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %67
NCAP Safety Assist %70Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3200Engine Torque - LBS.FT221
Engine Torque - MKG31Engine Torque - NM300
Engine Torque - RPM1400Top Speed127

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)50Gross Vehicle Weight2020
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1235Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)481
Max. Loading Weight515Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. 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

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

The GLA, first launched in 2014, was the very first small Mercedes SUV. If you're looking at a used one, try and stretch to one of the post-2017 facelifted models. These are as classy as you'd expect a premium 'C'-segment family hatch-based crossover model ought to be from the Stuttgart brand. Thorough engineering borrowed from the Mercedes A-Class means that that there's plenty to like beyond the badge, primary selling points focusing upon quality and efficiency. In short, it's a car that suits its fashion-conscious segment.

History

The GLA competes in the premium part of the SUV 'C' sector and, like all models in this segment, is based on family hatchback underpinnings, in this case those of the third generation version of the Mercedes A-Class. Mercedes originally launched the GLA in 2014 but much changed in this class in the years directly following that introduction, hence the need for a package of facelift improvements introduced in 2017. That's what's brought us the car we're looking at here. As updates go, they don't come much milder than this, though Mercedes would of course argue that few changes were really necessary. The front end was brought into line with the brand's other SUVs, the interior was smartened a little, there were some more sophisticated equipment options and, well, that's about it. As before, a class-leadingly light kerb weight made possible an un-bettered set of running cost returns. This car sold until early 2020, when it was replaced by an all-new second generation version.

What You Get

A small but subtle change of emphasis took place as part of this MK1 model's 2017 facelift. In its original form, the GLA looked a little like one of those rather half-hearted attempts that some manufacturers make at the compact crossover concept - a family hatch with a few SUV hormones thrown in. This facelifted version isn't much different, but the changes made were just enough to give it more visual credibility as a fully-fledged SUV, albeit a very mild, fashion-orientated one. Up-front, you get a higher perch than you'd find in a comparable A-Class thanks to the slightly loftier ride height, but other rivals seat you more commandingly. Otherwise the cabin architecture is very similar to a third generation A-Class, which means yet another interior inspired from the world of aviation, with your eye immediately drawn to the five circular air vents, styled to resemble jet engines and finished in 'cool touch' electroplated metal trim. The three grouped in the centre of the fascia sit below what remains a rather unusual touch, a free-standing Central Media Display. It looks like an iPad that's been bolted onto the upper part of the centre console as something of an after-thought. Actually though, it's a fully-integrated infotainment system that offers its media connectivity via a tablet-style screen that's 8-inches in size provided you avoid entry-level trim. In the rear, knee room is quite limited compared to what you'd get in, say, a rival BMW X1 or a competing Audi Q3 but legroom isn't too bad by class standards, though you'll have hardly any if you find yourself in the middle of the bench, a position compromised by the prominent centre transmission tunnel. The boot comes as standard with a powered tailgate. The heavily styled rear light clusters do necessitate a rather narrow opening, but once the hatch powers up, you'll find 481-litres of space.

What to Look For

Most GLA owners in our survey were satisfied, but inevitably, there were some who'd experienced problems. One owner had a sunroof that wouldn't close. Another had an intermittent parking sensor problem. And another had the engine management light illuminate, advertising an air flow meter issue. We also came across problems including water pump failure, a spurious 'Reversing not possible' dash warning, a loud clicking noise that manifested itself after shutting off the car and a problem with the fuel filler door not shutting. In one instance, the media screen froze. In another, the USB port didn't recognise a device. Otherwise, it's just the usual stuff. Check for signs of damage to the bodywork and alloy wheels. Even though virtually all GLAs came with parking sensors, there may be some and top-spec variants with wide alloy rims are particularly prone to scratches. Check for uneven panel gaps and paint flaws. Inspect the electrics and the air conditioning functionality - it should blow our really chilled air.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2017 GLC 200 - Ex Vat) An air filter is around £21-£30. Front brake pads sit in the £36-£64 bracket for a set (for rears it's £25-£63). Front brake discs cost in the £45-£130 bracket. Rear brake discs can cost in the £70-£77 bracket. An oil filter is around £5-£11. A radiator costs in the £200-£300 bracket. A water pump is around £62. A thermostat is around £177. And a headlamp is around £227.

On the Road

On the move, this GLA has a softer damping set-up than the MK3 model A-Class hatch it's based on thanks to the 'off-road comfort suspension' package that's fitted to all mainstream models. Through the corners, body roll is decently controlled and the rather vague steering masks greater reserves of traction than you might expect. Particularly if you've got yourself a model with 4MATIC 4WD, which can send up to 50% of the engine's power to the rear wheels whenever they need it. Most versions of this car come with selectable driving modes. Mercedes calls its system 'DYNAMIC SELECT' and as usual, it's one of those set-ups that'll appropriately tweak steering feel, throttle response and - on auto models - gearshift timings to suit the way you want to drive. You'll be wanting to know about engines. Most GLA buyers will want the 2.1-litre diesel, probably in its base 136hp state of tune, which returns 67.3mpg on the combined cycle and 110g/km (NEDC figures). That's for a front-driven model, which comes with manual or auto gearbox options. If you want your GLA 200d with 4MATIC 4WD, you have to have auto transmission. We'd recommend the 2.1-litre engine in the 177hp state of tune you get with the GLA 220d, a derivative that only comes in 4MATIC auto form. There are petrol options too, starting with a 1.6-litre GLA 200 variant which offers 156hp, has manual or auto gearbox options and is front-driven only. Beyond that, the performance level with a couple of 2.0-litre 4MATIC auto derivatives. There's a 211hp GLA 250 and a startling quick Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 with 381hp.

Overall

Back in 2017, the GLA competed in a very different market to the one it was launched in back in 2014. But this facelifted version wasn't really a very different product. It was just as well then, that the original design fundamentals of this Mercedes were so strong. Stylish looks will always get any product a long way. As will class-leading efficiency - which in this case is particularly noteworthy. After all, a 4WD GLA will cost you no more to run than most 2WD rivals: that's a powerful buying incentive. It also helped this product's prospects when new that this facelift package, though mild and lacking in much substance, wasn't without merit. The styling's was usefully evolved to give the car more of a proper SUV demeanour. And the availability of features like full-LED headlamps and a surround view camera added in the kind of high-tech sheen that wealthier downsizing buyers were looking for. And in summary? Well every compact SUV in this class from the 2017-2020 period claims to take concept of sense and sensibility and add to it something of an adventurous streak. This GLA does that too, but with a bit of extra polish. We can see why you might like it.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
90%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
50%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
40%

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Hire purchase

Monthly payment£303.21
Deposit£249
Term (months)60
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£14,998
Credit amount£14,749
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£18,442.60
Representative APR8.9%
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