The Mercedes-Benz GLA measures 4,417 mm in length, 1,804 mm in width, 1,494 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,699 mm. All models of the compact crossover are offered with LED headlamps, LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps), electrically foldable and adjustable ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors), rear wiper with washer and defogger as well as alloy wheels as stanadard fitment.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA comes with an all black dashboard with silver accents. The instrument cluster has a multifunction colour display which shows necessary information such as trip, distance to empty, etc. The automatic climate control, infotainment system, steering mounted phone, audio as well as cruise control are equipped as standard fitment in the Mercedes-Benz GLA. In addition, all variants are offered in all black theme with black upholstery in leather.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA is powered by two petrol and one diesel engine. The petrol engine is a 1,991 cc unit that produces 180 hp of power at 5,500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque from 1,200 rpm. The diesel engine churns out 134 hp of power between 3,600 rpm and 4,400 rpm and 300 Nm of torque from 1,600 rpm. The AMG petrol engine produces 355 hp of power at 6,000 rpm and 450 Nm of torque from 2,250 rpm.
One petrol engine and one diesel engine engine in the Mercedes-Benz GLA are mated to a 7G-DCT 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The more powerful Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG is available with a 9 speed automatic transmission and has different driving modes such as Comfort, Eco, Sport and Sport Plus to suit the driving conditions.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA is offered with ABS (Anti lock Braking System) with Brake Assist and EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), 6 airbags and Electronic Stability Programme on all variants. These safety norms are a must for its segment.
The claimed fuel efficiency of the Mercedes-Benz GLA is 13.7 kmpl for the smaller petrol engine powered variants while the diesel engine powered variants have 17.9 kmpl. These figures are impressive for the luxury hatchback segment.