For US spec GLA45s, I pretty sure they come with NON run flats and the GLA250s come with run flats.
It all speaks to weight, which is critical in a sports car. A tire is both heavy and bulky--then you have the jack and tire iron. How often do people have flats? I have had two in the last 15 years, my wife had one with her Acura two weeks after we bought it. She had a nail in the sidewall, goodbye tire. Take another spin of the roulette wheel.It is somewhat beneficial since the GLA has no spare tire, we just get a can of slime. The insurance works well with the run flats I guess because they are expensive, my friend had 328i and one of his wheels got punctured by a nail 2 weeks after he got the car and he had to spend $300 to replace them (including installation and replacement) and you kind of have no choice because it isn't advisable to mix and match your tires, you got to get the same one as the other three. I think 3-4 months later another tire got a problem and it is another $300.
The key with that should be ensuring they are aware of this being a possibility and ensuring sufficient warranty come with the tire. With that i wouldn't be too concerned.Back to the tire insurance they offer, you also have to keep in mind that there seems to be a history of Continental tires going bad like getting bubbles and such on Mercedes vehicles, not sure if it is just the Continental tires supplied to MB or just the whole brand but I remember someone posted a couple of links that led to many complaints about the wheels and how it isn't covered by MB even if it happens the day after you drive your car home.
All of the GLA AMG45’s I have seen over the past several years in Canada (including the one in my driveway), USA, Belgium, Holland and Italy come with ContiSportContact™ 5 P tires. They are not “run flats” and are an Mercedes (MO) OEM tire for the AMG45. Based on several sources, the consensus is this is not a great tire and does not hold a candle to some of the Michelin ultra high performance tires. We deserve better than the 5P.There seems to be conflicting info on the internet (as if that is new ) as to whether the GLA45 comes with run flats or non fun flats (with a air pump and sealant system in the boot). So for those of you that have the GLA45 what say you. Inquiring minds want to know