Mercedes-Benz GLA Images Leaked Ahead of Shanghai Premiere

Words Jim Davis | April 17, 2013
Leaked photos of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class scheduled to premiere in Shanghai
Words Jim Davis April 17, 2013

Good morning everyone, we’re kicking things off with the first look at official photos of the all new Mercedes-Benz GLA model.  The compact Mercedes-Benz off-road GLA will premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show this Saturday and will surely steal the show.

The new GLA crossover measure in at 172.4 inches long, 77.6 inches wide and 61.8 inches tall, all set on a 106.3-inch wheelbase. The GLA’s power comes from an inline-four 2.0-liter turbo gas engine that has been taken from the Mercedes A250.  The engine outputs 211 HP (155 kW and is linked to a 7G-DCT dual-clutch gearbox sending power to its 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.

The production version will be revealed in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show and will be offered with an engine lineup  carried over from the hatchback, meaning it will be offered with a variety of 4-cylinder gas and diesel engines which produce up to 211 HP (155 kW). There is also an AMG variant rumored with a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that is capable of generating around 354 HP (260 kW).