The novelty has become much more like a crossover

The novelty has become much more like a crossover: the main change in the appearance of the Mercedes-Benz GLA is a" stretch " vertically. Together with the only until standard modification Germans have shown immediately and basic version of crossover from AMG with index 35.

Crossover grew immediately on 104 mm, but particularly space over heads this not added (in plus – 22 mm): sake of "vsedorozhnoy" landing seats raised immediately on 14 see But under General a small reducing length designers have been able stretch wheelbase (compared with previous generation), and this a small change layout led to tangible consequences.

Slightly increased trunk (from 421 to 435 l), in the legs of the rear passengers added 116 mm, and the rear sofa taught longitudinal adjustment in parts in the range of 140 mm. it is also Claimed that this sofa now has more opportunities for transformation, but the figures of the maximum volume of cargo space is not yet given.

In General, the interior of the GLA is borrowed from the A-class, and this should distinguish the novelty from its co-platform counterpart-a small seven-seat crossover GLB. It is officially focused on family travel, and the more compact GLA is designed for everyday life. It is known that already in the base of the SUV will be equipped with a multimedia complex MBUX with a pair of screens with a diagonal of 7 to 10.2 inches and voice control. Promised novelty and other high-tech options, including electronic "relax coach" Energizing and warning system of moving objects behind when opening doors.

In Europe, the base engine for the crossover will be already known 1.33-liter turbo engine with a return of 163 HP and 250 Nm. He will be paired with a seven-speed robot with a drive only on the front wheels, thanks to which the GLA can accelerate to 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds.

Along the way, the youngest of the "charged" versions of the GLA 35 is also presented, which was equipped with the familiar 2.0-liter engine-unit, developing 306 HP and 400 Nm, with no alternative all-wheel drive and a robot of 8 stages. Acceleration time "to hundreds" in this crossover is reduced to 5.1 s, and the maximum speed increases to 250 km / h.

This is still all the engines announced for the European market, but there is no doubt that in the future the range will be expanded by other gasoline and diesel engines, and hybrid modifications. And in 2020, there will be a top, the most powerful and fastest version of the GLA 45S with a record 421-horsepower turbocharged "four".

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