Drive infectious freedom in the new Mercedes Benz GLA

The Mercedes Benz GLA has hit our rugged South African streets and enthusiasts are amped at what it has to offer. A beautifully designed Mercedes Benz for sale, the GLA is jam-packed with safety features, luxury, awesome tech, a range of optional equipment packages and a body that will get anyone excited.

Beautifully designed with freedom and sophistication in mind, this Mercedes SUV is so much more than just a pretty face.

The Interior of the GLA

This Mercedes Benz SUV is compact and, with the great amount of optional extras available, this GLA series is one that will not soon be forgotten.

Boasting beautiful trims, a central media display – that almost looks as if it is floating – and a stunningly designed central console, you will fall in love with this sporty yet sophisticated interior. You can also add a touch of individuality to your Mercedes Benz SUV with three different design and equipment lines to choose from.


The Stowage Space package provides additional organisational aids for both the driver as well as the passenger. Giving you space for your spectacles, stowage compartments under the driver and front passenger seat, and luggage nets on the back of the front at the front passenger’s footwell.

If you are looking for some improved comfort, the Seat Comfort package for the Mercedes Benz GLA is for you. Standard in the Urban, Style and AMG Line, the Seat Comfort package offers more seat adjustments to help you reach that awesomely perfect position. This package includes a height adjustment for the front seats as well as a seat cushion angle adjustment.

Optional interior packages for this Mercedes SUV include the extensive AMG Exclusive Package that has a sporty and individual feel to it. Featuring black roof lining, a 12-volt socket in the rear, the Seat Comfort package, an instrument panel in ARTICO leather with a stunning red topstitching, sport seats in the front, panoramic sliding sunroof and a leather wrapped shift lever, to name but a few luxuriously sporty examples.

You can also choose from other optional packages like the Easy-Pack Liftgate, the Light and Slight Package, and the very cool Power Driver’s Seat that allows the storage of up to three individual seat adjustments.

Sexy, hot Mercedes Benz GLA Exterior

Showing off dynamic and sporty dimensions, the hot Mercedes Benz GLA for sale is truly a beautiful creature. Thanks to its structured bonnet and the two blade radiator grille, this Mercedes Benz for sale has a wide appearance.


The grille has a criss-cross look mesh and you can choose from a silver, high gloss black or matt silver underride guard depending on the equipment line you choose to go with. The Mercedes GLA also features contrasting black wheel arch trims as well as side sill panels that flaunt a bucket-tooth design.

Giving your GLA a modern look, you can opt for LED headlamps, not only more effective, but also giving you a longer service life. Also used in the front turn indicators and daytime driving lamps, the fibre optic technology put into the tail lamps and the position markers creates a dazzlingly harmonic arc of light.


Because you are able to choose between the Urban, Style and AMG design and equipment lines, you can be sure that the Mercedes Benz GLA you choose is as personalised as can be. Other highlights of the GLA’s exterior include chrome strips between the tail lamps as well as a roof spoiler.

Mercedes Benz GLA Models

Diesel Engines

When it comes to diesel engines, you can choose between two Mercedes Benz SUV models – the GLA 200 CDI and the GLA 220 CDI 4MATIC. Featuring fourth-generation common-rail technology, these engines have optimised combustion chambers, an improved ignition pressure and an increased injection pressure, to name but a few.

Meeting Euro 6 emission standards, these models have the ECO start/stop function standard as well as an ECO display, giving you more information about your own driving style.

Petrol Engines

The GLA 200 Mercedes Benz for sale has a standard ECO stop/start function and boasts stunning fuel efficiency. Boasting high pressure, direct injection, an improved ignition pressure as well as turbocharging.

Reaching a top speed of 215 kilometres per hour, this Mercedes SUV has variable valve control helping to achieve an optimum cylinder charge level, resulting in consumption benefits.

The Mercedes Benz GLA in Numbers

Cylinder Arrangement L4 L4 L4
Displacement (CC) 1595 2143 2143
Top Speed 215 km/h 205 km/h 215 km/h
Compression Ratio 10.3 : 1 16.2 : 1 16.2 : 1
Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h (s) 8.9 (8.8) 10.1 (9.9) 8.3
Emission Class Euro 4 Euro 6 Euro 6
Fuel Consumption
Urban (l /100 km)
(7.4 – 7.3)
5.5 – 5.4
(5.3 – 5.2)
6.0 – 5.9
Fuel Consumption
Extra-Urban (l /100 km)
4.8 – 4.7
(5.1 – 4.9)
3.9 – 3.7
(4.1 – 3.9)
4.5  – 4.4
Fuel Consumption
Combined (l /100 km)
(5.9 – 5.8)
4.5 – 4.3
(4.5 – 4.4)
5.1 – 4.9
Drive System Front-wheel drive Front-wheel drive Permanent four-wheel drive
Transmission Six Speed Manual Gearbox (7G-DCT Automatic Transmission) Six Speed Manual Gearbox (7G-DCT Automatic Transmission) 7G-DCT Automatic Transmission


The GLA 200, GLA 200 CDI and GLA 220 CDI 4MATIC have internally ventilated front disc brakes, while

The GLA 200, GLA 200 CDI and GLA 220 CDI 4MATIC have internally ventilated front disc brakes, while the GLA 200 and GLA 220 CDI 4MATIC have solid rear disc brakes. The GLA 200 CDI has internally ventilated rear disc brakes.

All three of these Mercedes SUV models for sale also feature spring strut and wishbone front axles and wishbone and control arm rear axles.

Available Packages for the GLA

This Mercedes SUV for sale comes with a number of standard equipment for all of the engine variants in the series. Some of this equipment includes a status display for the rear seatbelts, an automatic eat occupancy recognition as well as child seat recognition and a multifunctional steering wheel with twelve function keys.

In terms of safety, these Mercedes Benz GLA models boast heated exterior mirrors, Collision Prevention Assist, ESP Curve Dynamic Assist, ABS, an electric parking brake, acceleration skid control (ASR) and Attention Assist, to name but a few amazing features.


Some additional packages available for this Mercedes Benz for sale include the Exclusive Package, the AMG Package, the AMG Exclusive Package and the Night Package.

The Exclusive Package shows off features that range to include four-way lumbar support, silver chrome highlights for the leather-covered shift lever and heated front seats. The AMG Package shows off beautiful aluminium roof rails, a twin pipe exhaust system, chrome plated tailpipe trims, a dynamic handling package and perforated front disc brakes.


Also available to this Mercedes Benz SUV is the AMG Exclusive Package which features aluminium trims a shift lever with perforated leather, chrome highlights and red topstitching. It also has sports seats with leather upholstery and red topstitching, brushed stainless steel sport pedals and the Seat Comfort Package, to name but a few awesome features.

The Night Package is also jammed full of goodies like aluminium roof rails (high gloss black), exterior mirror housing and heat-insulated, dark tinted glass.


If you are interested in a new Mercedes Benz GLA for sale, the GLA 200 has a price tag of R 438 900 (excluding CO2 tax), while the GLA 200 CDI carries a price tag of R 465 000 (excluding CO2 tax). The new GLA 200 CDI 4MATIC has a price tag of R 537 400 also excluding CO2 tax.

Auto Mart is a great place to start if you are looking for a Mercedes Benz for sale. With a number of stunning Mercedes Benz GLA models for sale, you can compare prices and find the best dealer in your area from one convenient place.

Annabel Schoeman

SEO'er, blogger and lover all things weird, wacky and interesting.

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