Small and/or Mighty: Compact Mercedes-Benz GLA250 / GLA45 AMG Driven

2015 Mercedes Benz GLA250 4MATIC

Peel back the skin of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-class, and you’ll reveal bones virtually identical to those of the CLA sedan. The two models are based on Mercedes’ FWD/AWD compact-car platform, which also serves as the basis for the maker’s A- and B-class vehicles. The GLA’s powertrains are cloned from those in the CLA, as well, including the transverse-mounted 208-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four from the CLA250 sedan and the robust, highly massaged 355-hp version of the same four-holer from the CLA45 AMG. As with the CLA, the GLA250 will come in both front- and all-wheel-drive versions, but the breathed-on GLA45 AMG will be available only with the latter. READ MORE ››

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