Mercedes-Benz expands the GLA-Class model range with a new base model that adds diesel power to the luxury compact SUV. This new model was just introduced by the German automaker and adds a new economical offering to the GLA-Class range. It will be offered first in Europe and then other global markets. And this diesel GLA-Class will be the base model and also be the most fuel-stingy in the GLA lineup.
It’s called the 2015 GLA 180 CDI, and Mercedes-Benz is expanding the GLA-Class model range with a particularly economical entry-level model. It will feature a 1.5-liter four cylinder diesel powerplant mated to a 7G-DCT dual clutch gearbox.
Key diesel specs
Key data for the new GLA 180 CDI four-cylinder diesel model: The 1.5-liter CDI diesel will have an output of 80 kW (109 hp) and maximum torque of 260 Nm in the range from 1750 to 2500 rpm. Mercedes says the new base 180 CDI has a top speed of 190 km/h and has a combined consumption figure of just 4.0 or 3.9 l/100 km with the manual transmission 7G-DCT.
Economical GLA appeals to a new generation
The new luxury compact 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class gets a progressive design that will allow new Mercedes millennial buyers to use it for daily commuting during the week, and use it for recreation on the weekends. It’s small and compact enough for city commutes and robust enough with 4MATIC all-wheel-drive for off-road adventures.
Look for the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA 180 CDI to be a big hit with a new generation of consumers around the globe who will use the luxury compact SUV for recreation. This model is the most economical GLA-Class in the lineup and will be available in Europe this fall. Stay tuned to Torque News for the latest 2015 GLA-Class news.
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