Mercedes GLA 250 AMG-Line Now Assemble in Malaysia
The Mercedes GLA 250 AMG-Line will retails at RM285,337
The Mercedes GLA in Malaysia gets two engine options with the GLA 200 powered by a Renault-sourced M282 1.3-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivering 163PS and 250Nm of torque. Matched with a Getreg -speed DCT gearbox, the GLC 200 will sprint from 0-100km/h in 8.7 seconds and a top speed of 210km/h.
Meanwhile, the GLA 250 gets an in-house engine and gearbox combination – an M260 2.0 litre will delicer 224PS and 350 Nm between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm, mated to a new 8-speed DCT. This one makes 6.9 seconds from 0-100km/h and will hits a top speed of 240 km/h.
The Mercedes GLA retains it’s position as a smaller, lower alternatives to the GLB. The Design is less rugged and curvier than the boxy GLB making this car look more like a proper SUV. With a higher headroom, the GFA has a raised driving position – more comfortable and better field of view too.
Similarly to the other Mercedes, the GLA showcases the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with twin 10.25-inch instrument and infotainment displays and the “Hey Mercedes” voice control system. While the car is 14 mm shorter than before, the wheelbase has grown by 30 mm, adding an extra 114 mm of rear legroom and a 435-litre boot that is 14 litres bigger. A 40:20:40 split-folding rear bench is standard.
Standard equipment includes keyless entry, push-button start, parking assist, a reverse camera and a hands-free powered tailgate, with the GLA 250 throwing in 64-colour ambient lighting as well. As for safety, all cars come with autonomous emergency braking, door opening warning and Pre-Safe, although only the 250 is fitted with blind spot monitoring.