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The GLA is lookin' good in these new photos released by Mercedes-Benz today. The design manages to look sleek and compact, yet powerful. And that shape not only looks nice, it also translates to a low drag coefficient of 0.29. That low number contributes to the GLA's impressive 54mpg fuel economy. You can also see that there are plenty of ways to customize the interior. Silver everywhere, not as much silver everywhere, leather, fabric, leather and fabric, etc... I am really liking the brown color, especially with the brown interior options. Silver is so overdone these days.

















 

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54 mpg! That is really good fuel economy for a crossover, is it not? Is everyone else as impressed by that number as I am? There are hybrids that have worse fuel economy than that. I also think that gives the GLA the best fuel economy in its class.
 

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I was thinking the same thing about the fuel economy.

My one problem with the design is the navigation screen. It really looks like it was just added in after the whole rest of the car was designed. It may as well be an aftermarket navigation screen that gets glued to your dashboard. I expected the screen to be more integrated into the interior. There should be more of a smooth transition from the dash to the nav screen.
 

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I wish they would show people standing next to the vehicle when they release product shots like this. I want to see how tall the car is.
 

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54 mpg! That is really good fuel economy for a crossover, is it not? Is everyone else as impressed by that number as I am? There are hybrids that have worse fuel economy than that. I also think that gives the GLA the best fuel economy in its class.
Well that is the best case scenario, if you drive the car properly and use the most efficient engine. For example, the GLA 250 4MATIC is supposed to get 39.7 mpg. Still not bad, but not quite so good. I have read that optimal fuel consumption might reach as high as 65 mpg though. So even if the fuel economy is a bit exaggerated, I still think the GLA will be leading the segment in this regard. A hybrid version of this vehicle would have incredible fuel economy!!! Imagine.
 

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To those complaining about silver colored Mercedes-Benz's... Are you kidding me??

That is the marque's livery, and has been for almost a century. It's the team color. Apparently there aren't a lot of motorsport fans in here. From our perspective (motorsport fans), complaining about a silver-colored Merecedes is the equivalent of complaining about red-colored Ferrari's.

"Silver Arrows" guys and gals. Silberpfeil! As far as I'm concerned, the AMG version should ONLY come in shades of silver.

(Although, apparently we're in bizzaro world, since that the current rival of the team livery in this thread is... Brown.)
 
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