The 2014 Mercedes GLA 220 CDI 4Matic
The all new Mercedes GLA 220 CDI 4Matic looks classy, unique and stylish. The A-class now possesses a whole new identity. It’s now a car that a young person would be proud to drive, whereas before it was mainly purchased by the older generation.
Mercedes have made a great stake to compete for luxury compact SUV sales. BMW and Audi, the current market leaders, may very well be worried. The car is more spacious than the A-Class, sitting a little higher too. It seems to have a hint of an off-roader profile to it, something which would go down very down in the target market.
The stylish vehicle has a great deal of class inside out. The interior is full of quality with typical Mercedes class throughout. Here in the UK, there will be two diesel engines made available, those being different variants of a 2.1 litre engine. A 2.0 litre petrol engine will also be made available.
The 4Matic 4WD system will add extra ability to the vehicle. In a wonderful advertising campaign, Mercedes had launched the vehicle with it being sent down a salt mine to prove that the vehicle does have true British Grit. Winsford Rock Salt Mine in Cheshire was the location in question with the car being tested in some conditions. As many of us have experienced, the winter here in the United Kingdom can be very hard to endure. It seems as if the GLA 220 CDI has all the assets to cope with such conditions.
We will see two model lines in showrooms, the SE and AMG Line. There will be seven different option packages for customers to choose from. There’s pretty much something for everyone, with Mercedes providing a great of options in terms of personation options.
The AMG line is particularly impressive. The car’s 0 – 62 MPH time is around 7.1 seconds, with the car reaching a top speed of 143 MPG. The all-important economy ratings are also quite impressive. The GLA can achieve 42.8 MPG with emissions of just 154g/km of C02. The vehicles power can reach 208 BHP at 5500 rpm.
Experts in the car industry have said that the Mercedes GLA 220 CDI 4Matic is a car that is certainty well worth buying, offering great value for money. The car will set you back about £30,495, a fair price in our opinion.