It’s about time! We already have the A-Class and CLA-Class (along with their 45 AMG derivatives); all we need now to complete the triumvirate is the GLA-Class, spotted here on a trailer by reader Syafiq Saif.
The cars appear to be GLA 250s, fortified with 4Matic all-wheel drive, AMG Sport bodykits and the Night Package, which gives them gloss black trim on the wing mirrors and dechromed window frames.
We contacted Mercedes-Benz Malaysia to find out if these cars were theirs or grey-market importers’, and they responded that they were “very excited” about the new model. We take that as a yes, then.
Being a ‘250’, a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine sits under the bonnet, giving you 211 hp and 350 Nm of torque, as it does in the A 250 and Infiniti Q50 2.0 Turbo. It’s enough to push the GLA to 100 km/h from rest in 7.1 seconds. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox.
GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 AMG Sport