The GLA.

Always restless.

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Vehicle highlights


Discover fascinating features.

Vehicle highlights


Discover fascinating features.

The image shows the exterior of the Mercedes-Benz GLA on a seaside pier.
The image shows the exterior of the Mercedes-Benz GLA on a seaside pier.

More character at every glance.

Curiosity and thirst for adventure are literally written all over the new GLA. With its striking radiator grille and impressive bumper it now radiates even more power.

The image shows the Mercedes-Benz GLA driving in a desert-like setting.

Moving beyond the usual boundaries.

More traction, more stability and even more possibilities on and off the asphalt: 4MATIC all-wheel drive is ready for any adventure – and available for many engine variants.

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Letting go. And staying perfectly connected.

Enjoy solitude and at the same time share with everyone. You can optionally integrate your smartphone perfectly in the GLA. Many functions and apps can be optimally controlled and displayed.

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Loading plenty. Discovering even more.

From shopping spree to long journey – the GLA is ready for any adventure. Optionally, you can open the load compartment at the touch of a button or even with a kicking motion.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA: a true off-road vehicle with the grace of a sports coupé. Perfectly fits your life.

Enhance comfort by 360 degrees.

Whether parking or manoeuvring – four networked cameras optionally provide a realistic all-round view. For fewer worries and more impressions.

Vehicle design


The sportiest off-road vehicle in its class.

Vehicle design


The sportiest off-road vehicle in its class.

  • Exterior

    The exterior of the GLA.

    The image shows side view of the Mercedes-Benz GLA.
    A side view of the Mercedes-Benz GLA on a pier.
    The image shows the Mercedes-Benz GLA with Night package head-on in studio setting.
    The image shows a rear view of the Mercedes-Benz GLA with Night package.
    The image shows a close-up of the front of the Mercedes-Benz GLA with Night package.

    The exterior of the GLA.

    In terms of curiosity and a thirst for adventure, the GLA is a genuine off-road vehicle. On the other hand, the dynamic design lines emanate pure forward thrust, almost like a sports coupé. See for yourself and marvel: the GLA doesn't fit into any category, but matches your life perfectly.

    Exclusive design highlights of the GLA include an underride guard with bucket teeth look, power domes on the bonnet and polar white paintwork. This already sounds exciting. And looks even better. Three design lines are available – Style, Urban and AMG. The striking Night package is optionally available. Give free rein to your imagination.

  • Interior

    The interior of the GLA.

    A side view of the driver's area of the Mercedes-Benz GLA.
    The image shows the cockpit of the Mercedes-Benz GLA with Comfort Exclusive package.
    The image shows the cockpit of the Mercedes-Benz GLA with Comfort Exclusive package.
    The image shows the cockpit of the Mercedes-Benz GLA with Comfort Exclusive package.
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    The image shows the interior of the Mercedes-Benz GLA from the driver's side.

    The interior of the GLA.

    For anyone seeking to get away from time to time: welcome to the GLA. Bypass congestion thanks to optional, real-time navigation and let modern driver assistance system provide you with tangible support.

    Enjoying the solitude and sharing it with everyone at the same time – even that is possible: modern connectivity services as well as a host of specifically developed apps link you with your entire world, if you want. In this process, two Exclusive packages optionally look after your well-being. They include elements such as sophisticated trim elements and optional sports seats or comfort seats in black buffalo leather look. Get in and never get out again.

    The availability of equipment depends on the engine and the configuration selected. You will find details in the equipment information for each model.

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive


Energising comfort and exemplary safety.

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive


Energising comfort and exemplary safety.

In rush hour, during a long drive at night or on an unfamiliar route – your GLA noticeably takes the strain out of driving, particularly in stressful situations. This is based on a concept that makes every journey in a Mercedes-Benz safer and unique: Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive. Because the time you spend behind the wheel is your time. Time for relaxation. Time to replenish your energy. So that, first and foremost, you reach your destination safely, but are also always relaxed when you get there.

The image shows the Mercedes-Benz GLA's LED High Performance headlamps.
The image shows the Mercedes-Benz GLA's LED High Performance headlamps.

Greater safety at night.

In addition to their distinctive visual appeal, the LED high-performance headlamps boost night-time driving safety thanks to broad light distribution, a daylight-like colour temperature, and low energy consumption.

The LED bi-colour tail lamps give the car a striking external appearance and improve visibility.

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Now you have everything in view.

Active Parking Assist as part of the Parking Package with 360-degree camera makes it easier to find and select a parking space as well as to enter or leave parallel and end-on parking spaces or garages.

The 360-degree camera transmits a realistic image to the media display and consequently supports during parking and manoeuvring.

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Too small a distance between vehicles is one of the main causes of severe accidents.

The system gives the driver a visual warning if the distance to the vehicle in front is too small.

If the danger of a collision is detected, an acoustic warning signal is emitted; thereafter, the driver's braking action can be supported, and if the driver does not react, the vehicle speed can be autonomously reduced.

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The PRE-SAFE® System.

This optional system is able to identify critical handling situations in advance and initiate preventive occupant protection measures in the event of an impending accident.

These include reversible belt tensioning or the automatic closing of any open windows, for example.

View of the media display in the Mercedes-Benz GLA with Smartphone Integration Package.

Smartphone Integration Package.

This package allows compatible smartphones with the corresponding operating system to be integrated into the vehicle via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto, and to be operated, e.g. by voice command.

The system supports major applications and selected apps including navigation.

Intelligent technologies


Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive – technologies in detail.

Energising comfort and exemplary safety.

Intelligent technologies


Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive – technologies in detail.

Energising comfort and exemplary safety.

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Active Brake Assist

PRE-SAFE® system

Looks ahead for you.

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Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC

ATTENTION ASSIST

Recognises when it's time to take a break.

Lane Keeping Assist

Warns in case of inadvertent lane departure.

Blind Spot Assist

Warns about vehicles in the blind spot.

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Active Parking Assist

Parking Package with 360-degree camera

Makes parking a pleasure.

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Reversing camera

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Smartphone Integration Package

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LED High Performance headlamps

Adaptive Highbeam Assist

Greater safety after dark.

Handling characteristics


Many options for your very personal GLA experience.

The GLA cruises through corners and is always ready for new adventures. It features many aspects and you can further enhance them at the touch of a button.

Handling characteristics


Many options for your very personal GLA experience.

The GLA cruises through corners and is always ready for new adventures. It features many aspects and you can further enhance them at the touch of a button.

Comfort suspension

For even more comfort.

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DYNAMIC SELECT

Suspension with adaptive damping system

For choosing between comfort and dynamics.

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Suspension lowered by 15 mm

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Speed-sensitive power steering

Off-road comfort suspension

30 millimetres higher, and consequently stronger on rugged terrain.

Sports Direct-Steer system

Sporty, direct and convenient.


Learn more about the equipment for the GLA:

Get to know the transmission and all-wheel drive of the GLA.


Learn more about the equipment for the GLA:

Get to know the transmission and all-wheel drive of the GLA.

Three transmission variants – the right one for every requirement.

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Three transmission variants – the right one for every requirement.

The GLA features a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. Short shift throws and crisp handling guarantee plenty of driving fun and a direct, intense driving experience. Benefit from tangibly more comfort on demand with the automatic 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission. It shifts gears without interruptions in tractive force and thanks to the sporty paddle shifters you can manually change gears at any time.

The availability of equipment depends on the engine and the configuration selected. You will find details in the equipment information for each model.

  • 6-speed manual transmission

    With its short, direct shift throws the 6-speed manual gearbox makes swift gear changes possible while providing a high level of shift comfort. The aluminium die-cast transmission housing variant additionally cuts the vehicle weight.

    • Integrated ECO start/stop function

    • Compact and very short design

    • Short, direct shift throws and reduced shifting effort

  • 7-speed automatic transmission (optional)

    The dual clutch transmission combines the comfort of a 7-speed automatic transmission with the dynamic handling of a manual gearbox. It makes fast, smooth gear changes possible without interruptions in tractive power. The shift characteristics can be preselected from fuel-saving to sporty.

    • Three driving modes, "Economy“, "Sport“ and "Manual“

    • DIRECT SELECT selector lever

    • ECO start/stop function

All-wheel drive


4MATIC all-wheel drive – fascinating grip.

All-wheel drive


4MATIC all-wheel drive – fascinating grip.

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The 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system of the Mercedes-Benz GLA drives not only all four wheels as needed, but GLA drivers as well: high up to lofty new destinations, remote places, lonely coves. The all-wheel drive is available for many engine variants to make driving noticeably safer and more dynamic, and not just on rough terrain.

Fascination traction at a glance:

  • 4MATIC all-wheel drive

  • Acceleration skid control (ASR)®

  • ESP® Electronic Stability Program

The availability of equipment depends on the engine and the configuration selected. You will find details in the equipment information for each model.

Mercedes-AMG


Fascination at its finest.

Mercedes-AMG


Fascination at its finest.

Driving Performance. Authentic, dynamic handling thanks to hallmark AMG DNA. Not only does Mercedes-AMG develop Performance models and sports cars, with a Mercedes-AMG, we make you a promise: to always go one step further to convert what is technically feasible into an inimitable reality. To create exceptional motor cars for exceptional people. Welcome to the world of Mercedes-AMG.

The image shows the GLA AMG Performance vehicle driving beneath an aircraft wing.

The Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC model is available for the GLA.

Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC: combined fuel consumption: 8.5-8.5 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 193-193 g/km<p>The stated figures were obtained in accordance with the prescribed measuring process. They constitute the "NEDC CO2 figures" pursuant to Article Art. 2, No. 1 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. Fuel consumption values have been calculated on this basis. Electrical consumption has been determined on the basis of Directive 692/2008/EC.</p>

Photos and videos


GLA images and video clips.

Photos and videos


GLA images and video clips.

The image shows a 3/4 frontal view of the Mercedes-Benz GLA on a pier.
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