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Mercedes-Benz reveals GLA crossover details

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the first production images of its new compact crossover GLA which will go on sale in November with first deliveries in 2014.

The GLA is the fourth body-style built on the new A-Class platform and will compete with the BMW X1 and Audi Q3.

Customers will have a choice of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines equipped with either front ?or four-wheel drive.

Front-wheel-drive models come with the choice of 1.6-litre petrol with 154bhp in the entry GLA200 and a 134bhp 1.8-litre turbodiesel in the GLA200 CDI.

The 4Matic models can be specified with a 168bhp 2.1-litre turbodiesel and a 208bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol.

A six-speed manual gearbox comes as standard on the front-wheel-drive models and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic on the all-wheel-drive variants. Front-wheel-drive models can be fitted with an optional autobox.

The GLA 200 CDI can achieve 65.6 mpg on the combined cycle, which equates to 114 g CO2/km (provisional figures). All the engines feature the ECO start/stop function as standard.

UK specification and pricing are still to be confirmed, but the GLA is expected to be priced from £25,000 with prices rising to approximately £45,000 for the top of the range AMG.


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