Prices and Specs revealed for new Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover

Prices and Specs revealed for new Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover

The BMW X2 rival is based on the regular Mercedes A-Class

Mercedes-Benz has announced prices and specs for its new GLA crossover, which is available from £32,640.

The Audi Q3 and BMW X2 competitor is on sale now, with a host of engines and trim levels to choose from.

The range starts with Sport, which comes as standard with LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and the acclaimed MBUX infotainment system with the ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice assistant.

It’s likely AMG Line (from £33,915) variants will be the most popular amongst UK buyers – adding 19-inch alloy wheels, AMG bodystyling and sports seats with contrast red stitching.

AMG Line Executive (from £35,415) brings front and rear parking sensors, smartphone integration and a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen. Upgrading to AMG Line Premium (from £36,915) adds keyless entry, 64-colour ambient interior lighting, an upgraded sound system and a special augmented reality setting for the satellite navigation.

Sitting at the top of the range is AMG Line Premium Plus (from £38,415), which brings a panoramic sunroof, multibeam adaptive LED headlights and memory seats.

Mercedes-Benz also offers an optional £1,495 Driving Assistance package, which brings steering assist, route-based speed adjustment, blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic assist.

From launch, engines include a 161bhp 1.3-litre petrol unit (GLA 200) and a 221bhp 2.0-litre petrol powertrain (GLA 250). Those preferring a diesel can opt for a 2.0-litre engine with either 148bhp (GLA 200d) or 187bhp (GLA 220d). The entry-level petrol engine features a seven-speed automatic transmission, with all other units coming with an eight-speed auto gearbox instead. A plug-in hybrid and sporty AMG models will also join the line-up at a later date.

First deliveries of the GLA are expected in summer.

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