We cannot imagine that many consumers feel torn in between a compact crossover sports utility vehicle and performance hatchback, yet if you are one of those indecisive people, you will want to know more about the Benz GLA250 that inexplicably merges those categories into a single handsome package.
The GLA250, from the outside, provides the lifted suspension, as well as some of the rugged style cues of the crossover sports utility vehicle. However, it isn’t exactly one of these. The seats of the Mercedes Benz GLA Class position is compact car low, its cabin volume is at the smaller part of this segment, and its short windows and high beltline exaggerate the sense of becoming low to the floor. Therefore, is it a hatchback? Well, it isn’t exactly one of these, either.
Punchiness inside a Pint-Sized Package
Underneath its hood is a 2.0L turbo-charged 4-cylinder engine which generates 208-hp. It is eager to play, so long as you utilize the paddle shifters for its 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission that keeps up the boost. As the car is driven hard, its transmission is a willing partner, and snaps off smooth and quick shifting. Mercedes-Benz reports that the GLA250 w/ 4MATIC AWD (front drive variant is available) may run to 60 miles per hour within 7.1 seconds, yet we easily bested the figure utilizing the vehicle’s launch control functionality to reach 60 miles per hour in 6.1. That is hot hatch performance, with their long-range Volkswagen GTI matching this GLA250 within the exact same measure, albeit using a 6-speed manual.
In order to access its launch control, choose Sport mode, turn the traction control off, engage its manual transmission controls then hold the brake pedal down. With its throttle floored, the engine will rev to 3200 revolutions per minute or so; as you are ready, lift the brake off. Its front wheels will slip a little, helping to build revs prior to the AWD system shifting a bit of power rearward to assist in hurling the GLA250 off of the line. Of its competitors, just the BMW X1 will come close (6.4 seconds to sixty), yet it requires 20 additional ponies underneath the hood to do that.
It has 5 drive modes available: Off-Road, Eco, Individual, Comfort, and Sport. As distinctive as they sound, we only noticed subtle differences amongst the lot.
If you want to know more about the Mercedes Benz GLA Class, call us at 020-67212129 or visit B.U. Bhandari Motors for information.
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