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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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Mercedes GLA Facelift

The Mercedes-Benz GLA has received an extra petrol engine option and new range-topping trim level as part of its 2017 facelift.

The refreshed car wears tweaked bumpers, a newly designed grille and different alloys. The old car’s optional bi-xenon headlights have been replaced by LED items.

The most dramatic changes, though, come in the cabin. Improvements like an 8-inch high-resolution display, a new instrument cluster, and a rearview camera are all standard, as is the addition of Android Auto smartphone integration.

There are new seat fabric options, as well as new Artico man-made leather trim colours. Matte black ash wood or carbon-fibre interior trim elements are available, too.

The boot isn’t any bigger – remaining at 481 litres – but there’s a new hands-free opening system available.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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Here are some pictures from the Detroit Auto Show
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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Full Mercedes Press Release:

he new GLA is starting 2017 with an extended range of engines, updated interior and exterior design, plus updated equipment lines. The range-topping Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC will also be offered as a special edition; Yellow Night Edition. The world premiere is on 8 January 2017 at the North American International Auto Show NAIAS in Detroit. The new GLA will go on sale on 9th January, while first customer cars will start arriving from April 2017.

The GLA was launched in 2013 and has become a success in its segment - it is characterised by its sporty design and dynamic handling. The main markets for this model are China, USA, Germany and Great Britain.

With seven model series (GLA, GLC, GLC Coupé, GLE, GLE Coupé, GLS and G) Mercedes-Benz boasts the widest SUV range of all the European premium manufacturers, meaning it meets the individual needs of its customers effectively. This also applies to the GLA range, which offers one of the largest selections of engines in its segment - from the Mercedes-Benz GLA 180d (not available for UK market) with 80 kW (109 hp) and a CO2 value from103 g/kmup to the 280 kW (381 hp) Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC. The particularly rigid body structure provides a reliable basis for the entire model range.

The GLA is the only model in its segment to offer new comfort and safety features such as the 360-degree camera or hands-free access.

A new addition to the engine range is the GLA 220 4MATIC*. With an output of 135 kW (184 hp) and a torque of 300 Nm it closes the gap between the two petrol engines with 115 kW (156 hp) and 155 kW (211 hp).

(*not available for UK market)
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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New GLA Pricing:

Attractive price structure, sales start on 9 January 2017

The sales release of the new Mercedes-Benz GLA is on 9 January 2017 from 28,940.80 euros for the GLA 180. The Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC is offered from 56,852.25 euros. (All details are recommended retail prices for Germany incl. 19% VAT)

Petrol models:
GLA 180* 28,940,80 euros
GLA 200 30,821.00 euros
GLA 220 4MATIC* 37,145.85 euros
GLA 250* 34,664.70 euros
GLA 250 4MATIC 38,960.60 euros
Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC 56,852.25 euros

Diesel models:
GLA 180d* 31,951.50 euros
GLA 200d 33,647.25 euros
GLA 200d 4MATIC 37,943.15 euros
GLA 220d* 38,472.70 euros
GLA 220d 4MATIC 40,686.10 euros

*models not available for UK market
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Guarantee of success: expressive design, technical performance
Its expressive design and clear SUV character remains one of the GLA’s strongest selling points.
Customers have a choice between three chassis variants: as standard the GLA features comfort suspension; lowered suspension is available on request (in conjunction with AMG Line or the Dynamic Handling package). With the optional off-road comfort suspension (standard in the UK) the body is 30 millimetres higher. This results in improved off-road capability thanks to higher ground clearance and a higher seat position. Modified bumpers, new light-alloy wheels and the addition of a new colour, Canyon Beige, are just a few of the enhancements to the new GLA.
The previous optional bi-xenon headlamps have been replaced by LED headlights. Valuable: upgrade inside Exclusively available in this market segment, the 360-degree camera records the surroundings of the car, which are shown via the media display. It is also possible to view the car from a birdseye view - produced from the data of four cameras: front, reversing and one camera in each of the exterior mirrors.
The interior of the GLA has been enhanced with new seat covers and trim parts plus chromed control panels. The free-standing 20.3 cm (8-inch) media display is familiarly slim and easily legible, as are the new dials with red needles. The control switches on the electric seat adjustment are now finished in chrome - and the stowage compartment in the centre console is also now surrounded by a chrome frame.
Spot on: LED light turns night into day
The optional LED High Performance headlights replace the current bi-xenon headlights. Alongside enhanced illumination they help to relieve the strain on the eyes during journeys at night. The energy consumption is also lower: around 60 per cent less than xenon and approx. 70 per cent less than halogen. The low-beam headlights use LED projector-beam technology, while the main beam uses LED reflector technology. Changing a bulb is no longer necessary over the entire lifetime of the car. The GLA features LED High Performance tail lights with a multi-level function, while the brake lights and indicators are controlled in three intensities. Full brightness by day, a medium level for driving during the night and a lower level when at a standstill during the night, so as not to dazzle other road users. With this multi-level function the GLA automatically offers the correct level of brightness for all light, weather and traffic conditions.
Fitness programme: new engine range, less consumption
The GLA 220 4MATIC* will in future supplement the model range with an additional all-wheel drive version in the petrol-engine segment. With an output of 135 kW (184 hp) it constitutes an attractive proposition and taking its performance into account, with 152 g CO2 it is amongst the most frugal models in its class. The GLA 180d diesel variant is the efficiency champion of its segment with 103 g CO2. (*not available for the UK market) Through many optimisations cd value lowered The GLA’s ergonomic design contributes to its low fuel consumption and low NVH levels.
The good flow characteristics, which contribute decisively to the low fuel consumption in everyday conditions and a pleasantly discreet noise level even at higher speeds, was achieved through a multitude of aerodynamic optimisations in the high-pitched wind tunnel in Sindelfingen. These include a low A-pillar step with corresponding A-pillar geometry and aerodynamically optimised exterior mirror housings.
The generously sized trim on the main floor, an additional trim in the centre section of the rear axle and even an aerodynamically optimised rear silencer with a connected diffuser improve the flow of air beneath the underbody.
An elaborate roof spoiler lip, specially shaped tail lights plus discreet side rear spoilers also ensure that the air flow at the tail end is aerodynamically optimal. Due to the many optimisations it was possible to improve the cd value from the previous 0.29 to 0.28.
Safety first: autonomous braking and warning about drowsiness
Vehicle safety is a top priority at Mercedes-Benz. The GLA has “Active Brake Assist” as standard: it warns the driver if they are travelling too close to the vehicle in front and, if required, delivers situation-appropriate braking. If the system detects that the driver is reacting too late, it initiates autonomous braking in order to prevent the collision or minimise the consequences.
The GLA also has “ATTENTION ASSIST” as standard: it can detect typical signs of drowsiness via the steering behaviour and warn the driver about an impending microsleep.
More comfort in the end
Hands-free access is now optionally available meaning the boot lid can be opened and closed with a foot movement.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 11:20 AM
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New instrument cluster is a welcome improvement.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-30-2017, 05:54 AM
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Subtle differences and looks nice, not sure if its enough for me to consider a GLA again when this one is due for renewal.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-30-2017, 08:41 AM
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360 degree camera not available until later in the year.
Just having to have reversing camera in my new facelift -
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-10-2017, 09:39 AM
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GLA delivery issues

Hi there, complete newby here, so I hope I've posted this correctly.

Ordered a GLA250 4matic last December for the other half, delivery was initially march-April, then May-June. Just been told that since we want the Premium Plus Pack there is a problem with the sun roof components and it will now be July!

Has anyone else had delivery issues? I an new to the Mercedes Benz marque so I don't know if this is typical for them of whether the dealer is stringing us along.

Any thoughts or experience would be welcomed.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 06:02 AM
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Hi all,
Anyone know if there are any facelift models on uk roads yet .
Mine is due for around 11/05/2017 . Just been down to Mercedes Poole and looked in showroom. Only pre facelift versions in showroom. I hoped there might be one on display.
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