New Mercedes Benz GLA: Live from the launch

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Prospective premium SUV buyers now have another option to choose from as the Mercedes-Benz GLA is about to be launched in India. This uniquely designed SUV will be available with two engine options – a 2.0-litre petrol that pumps out 181 bhp, 300 Nm of torque and carries an ARAI rating of 13.8 kpl. It is capable of attaining a top speed of 225 kph and does the 0 – 100 dash in 7.6 seconds. The oil burner is a 2.1 litre unit that develops 135 bhp, 300 Nm of torque and is rated for 17.9 kpl. It sprints from 0 – 100 in 9.9 seconds and can attain top speeds of 205 kph. The diesel version in particular boasts of the best fuel efficiency in the segment. Both engines are mated to a 7-speed, dual-clutch gearbox which also allows manual shifting through paddles behind the steering wheel. The petrol version will be called the GLA 200, while the diesel will carry a CDI badge.

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The Mercedes-Benz GLA has been priced at Rs 32.75 lakh for the GLA 200 CDI variant; GLA 200 Sport retails for Rs 36 lakh, while the 200 CDI sport has been priced at Rs 36.9 lakh

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A faster GLA 45 AMG 4MATIC version should follow soon after launch and will be powered by the most powerful series production four cylinder, turbo charged engine in the world.It will be a 2.0 litre petrol unit, that pumps out 355 bhp, 450 Nm of torque, will attain a top speed of 250 kph and sprint from 0 – 100 in 4.8 seconds.

 Follow this post as we cover the event and bring you all the updates, Live!

12:50 PM

New Mercedes-Benz GLA India Launch (1)

  • The Mercedes-Benz GLA will be available in two variants. A GLA 200 CDI Style and GLA 200 & 200 CDI Sport
  • The GLA will be available in 4 colour options – Polar Silver, Orient Brown, Jupiter Red and Citrus White

12:45 PM

Equipment & Safety

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  • Standard 18 – inch alloy wheels
  • Bucket-tooth rear roof design with a panoramic sunroof that closes automatically when it senses rain
  • Bi-xenon headlamps with LED’s, DRL’s, LED indicators.
  • Reversing camera with active parking assist

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  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Seven airbags

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  • Harmon Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system with 12 speakers (Sport variant)
  • Navigation
  • Dual-zone climate control

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  • Hill start assist, attention assist, tyre pressure monitoring system
  • ESP, acceleration skid control and brake assist
  • Rear seat gets armrests

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  • Driver and the passenger seats get memory function
  • Ambient lighting and illuminated door sills (Sport variant)
  • The boot carries a 421 litre capacity and is expandable to 1235 litres, while the width of the loading compartment is the same as an M-Class

Customization Options

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  • Rear-seat entertainment system
  • Apple iPad2-iPad4 docking station on the front seat back rest
  • Illuminated three pointed star logo on the front grille
  • Bicycle roof rack
  • Choice to select between 18-inch, 5-twin spoke black alloys or 19-inch ,5-twin spoke tremolite or black wheels on 235/45 section rubber.

Technical Specifications

                     GLA 200                   GLA 200 CDI
Arrangement of Cylinders                                           Inline / 4
Displacement (Cc)19912143
Max output (bhp@rpm)181@5500135@3600 – 4400
Max torque (Nm@rpm)300 Nm @ 1200 – 1400300 @ 1600 – 3000
Approx top speed (kph)225205
Acceleration (0 – 100 kph)7.6 seconds9.9 seconds
Tyres  / Wheels                                           235/50 R18
Transmission                            7-G DCT 7 speed dual clutch gearbox
Fuel Type               Petrol                Diesel
Length (mm)                                               4417
Width (mm)                                               1804
Height (mm)                                               1494
Wheelbase (mm)                                               2699
Ground Clearance (mm)                                               183
Kerb Weight (kg)                       1525                  1585
Perm GVW (kg)                       1940                  2020
Open luggage capacity behind rear seat (litres)                                                421
Open luggage capacity behind driver’s seat (litres)                                               1235
Turning circle (diameter)                                               11.84 meters
Fuel Efficiency under standard test conditions             13.8 kpl               17.9 kpl

12:30 PM

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