The network has the first data and images of the conceptual crossover MERCEDES-BENZ GLA. The prototype will officially submit to the showroom in Shanghai, which will open on Saturday, April 20. The serial version of the model debuts the autumn of the current year within the framework of Motor Show in Frankfurt. This is reported by The Issue Of Carscoops.
The overall length of the novelty is 4.38 meters, width – 1.97 meters, height – 1.57 meters. The wheelbase is the same with A-Class and is 2.69 meters. At the same time, the hatchback on nine centimeters shorter, for 19 centimeters already on 14 centimeters below GLA.
Concept-car equipped with roof rails, which attached additional lighting, protective plates under the front and rear bumpers, moldings on the wheeled arches from unscreased plastic, as well as 20-inch alloy wheels with tires dimension 255/45.
Interior, for the exclusion of some details, such as the design of the front panel and air ducts of the ventilation system to the rear sofa, almost completely duplicates the A-Class salon.
The prototype is equipped with a two-liter turbocharged fourth power of 211 horsepower. The power unit is combined with a semi-band "robot" with two clutches. Also, the car received a new 4Matic full drive system, designed specifically for models on the MFA modular platform and with a cross-location of the motor. The serial version of GLA motor gamma will be wider and it will include, in particular, a 350-strong engine from hot hatcha A45 AMG.
Mercedes-Benz GLA road tests began in September last year. The automaker also plans to release another compact crossover, the design of which will be performed in the G-Class style.