Discreet facelift for the Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz has given the Mercedes-Benz GLA/GLB compact SUVs a facelift with a new front and rear finish, a new-generation MBUX multimedia system, a lot more conventional equipment, and alterations to the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 e’s PHEV powertrain.

Launched in December 2019, the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA, codenamed H247, gets a discreet facelift. The new radiator grille with vertical louvres and horizontal fins can be noticed on the outdoors. Also, the front bumper has been redesigned, and the underride protection can be witnessed.

Common devices has been upgraded, and each individual Mercedes-Benz GLA receives Substantial-Performance LED headlights, LED taillights, 17-inch alloy wheels with five twin spokes, a 7-inch screen for the instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch show for the multimedia technique, leather-wrapped steering wheel and Consolation seats upholstered in Artico artificial leather.

The Progressive Line has three interior colors (black, macchiato beige, and sage grey), and the AMG Line arrives typical with upholstery in Artico synthetic leather/Microcut microfibre mix readily available in 4 colours: black, Bahia brown, sage grey, and the new shade red pepper merged with black. An optional Burmester encompass seem method with Dolby Atmos perform is offered. The MBUX system now features mini-game titles this kind of as Sudoku, Shuffle Puck, Pairs, Match 3, and a quiz.

Electrified petrol engines, conventional automated double clutch gearbox

All petrol engines in the new Mercedes-Benz GLA have a 48V mild hybrid system with an integrated 10 kW starter generator. The starter-generator is belt-driven and is not built-in amongst the combustion engine and the gearbox, as in the BMW new styles.

The base versions of the GLA 180 and GLA 200 proceed to use the 1.33-liter turbocharged petrol motor of Renault origin, upgraded and modified by Mercedes-Benz, which develops 136 and 163 PS, respectively. Each engines are mated to a Getrag 7-pace dual-clutch gearbox. The GLA 220 4Matic and GLA 250 4Matic petrol versions merge the Mercedes 2-liter turbocharged engine with an 8-pace dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The diesel engines are unchanged and do not have the 48V delicate hybrid system.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 e PHEV variation has been a little modified. The electric motor power has been amplified by 5 kW to 80 kW, but the system’s total power output has remained the very same at 218 PS. The battery with a ability of 11.5 kWh is common billed at AC stations with 3.7 kW and optional at AC stations with 11 kW or DC rapid stations with 22 kW.

The very same modifications were being applied to the Mercedes-Benz GLB which shares the similar engine selection but does not offer you a PHEV model. Since of seven seats option, there is no place for the battery higher than the rear axle in the GLB.

The sales of the Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift and GLB facelift will get started in the middle of 2023.