2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV: Performance Specs
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA is a compact SUV with impressive performance specs. Available in three configurations, including one Mercedes-Benz AMG® trim, the new GLA is the ideal companion for everything from everyday errands around San Diego to road-tripping around Rancho Santa Fe. Not to mention, it’s one of the most cost-effective Mercedes-Benz SUVs — making it a great pick for families who want features like turbocharged power but don’t need all the bells and whistles.
GLA Engines & Handling Features
The GLA SUV delivers turbocharged power without guzzling gas. What’s more? It’s fun to drive with driver-selectable modes and a dual-clutch transmission. Here are just a few of its best performance features:
- 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine: The GLA 250 and GLA 250 4MATIC® come standard with a 208-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine rated at 258 lb-ft of torque. With this powertrain, it earns up to 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway.
- DYNAMIC SELECT®: Use the drive program selector on the dash to switch between ECO, Comfort, Sport, and Individual drive modes on Del Mar roads.
- Dual-Clutch Transmission: The turbo engine comes connected to a 7G-DCT 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that switches gears faster than humanly possible for a smooth driving experience.
- Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive: Standard on the GLA 250 4MATIC®, the 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system intelligently allocates engine power to the front and rear wheels that need it most.
Mercedes-Benz GLA AMG®
Upgrading to the Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLA 45 gets you a 375-hp hand-built AMG® 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine. With this engine, the GLA SUV zips from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. Many of its performance parts were designed by AMG® for racing-inspired power and handling that separates it from the non-AMG® GLA SUVs. The following are standard or optional for the AMG® GLA 45:
- AMG® SPEEDSHIFT® DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
- AMG® Drive Unit
- AMG® DYNAMIC SELECT®
- AMG® Performance 4MATIC® all-wheel drive
- AMG® Sport Suspension
- AMG® High-Performance Braking System
- AMG® Sport Exhaust System
- RACE mode
- RACESTART® function
- AMG® electromechanical power steering
- Optional AMG® limited-slip front differential
- Optional AMG® RIDE CONTROL Sport Suspension with 2-stage damping
Test Drive the New GLA at Mercedes-Benz of San Diego!
Do you have more questions about the Mercedes-Benz GLA performance, interior, or safety? Contact us at Mercedes-Benz of San Diego to schedule a test drive near Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe! Don’t hesitate to ask about our new vehicle specials for opportunities to find a Mercedes-Benz model like the GLA 250 4MATIC® or AMG® GLA 45 at a price you wouldn’t expect.
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