Mercedes has announced an exclusive Edition 1 variant will join the GLA range on launch in March, 2014.
The Edition 1 GLA will be available to order from the end of November for approximately one year after market launch. The exterior is based on the Urban line with 'simulated' underguard and roof rails in chrome. Further features include bi-xenon headlamps, 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels finished in high-gloss black, a black radiator grille louvre with chrome inserts, black-painted exterior mirrors, black waistline trim strips and dark-tinted glass starting from the B-pillars. The Edition 1 will be available exclusively in the paint finishes cirrus white, orient brown metallic, mountain grey metallic and designo magno mountain grey from autumn 2014 and will be recognisable via 'Edition 1' lettering on the front wings.
"With the new GLA we are opening up the compact SUV segment for Mercedes-Benz," said Ola Kallenius, Member of the Divisional Board Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales. "The GLA adds a new emotional variant to the comprehensive SUV range from Mercedes-Benz with which we aim to win over numerous new customers to our brand. Our exclusive Edition 1 is a particularly alluring proposition to boost the market launch."
The interior includes the 'DESERT DUST' spec, with seats - which are only available in the Edition 1 - upholstered in nut brown leather and Alvorada fabric, a leather flat bottomed moccasin stitched 3-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel, sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs, aluminium trim with trapezoidal grain air vents with nozzle ring and cross element in silver chrome, windscreen wipers with rain sensor and courtesy and warning lights for driver and front passenger doors.
The brands first compact SUV is 'highly manoeuvrable around town' says Mercedes (length x width x height: 4417 x 1804 x 1494 mm), 'lively on country roads and dynamic and efficient on the motorway' (Cd figure 0.29). The GLA is available with the new generation of 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution as an option. Initially the power range of the 1.6 and 2.0-litre petrol engines will extend from 115 kW (156 hp) in the GLA 200 to 155 kW (211 hp) in the GLA 250.
Available also with two diesel engines, the GLA 200 CDI develops 100 kW (136 hp), has a displacement of 2.2 litres and maximum torque of 300 Nm and emits only 114 g of CO2 per kilometre. The GLA 220 CDI likewise has a displacement of 2.2 litres and develops 125 kW (170 hp) and 350 Nm.
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