Mercedes-benz Gla Hatchback Special Editions GLA 250e Exclusive Edition 5dr Auto

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Outside temperature gauge
Multi function trip computer
Cruise control + speed limiter
Service indicator (Active Service System)
Direct steering
Attention assist
Speed limit assist
Acoustic ambient protection
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
Wireless charging
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Hard-disk navigation
Status display for rear seat belts in instrument cluster
Lamp failure indicator
Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluid
BUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio and touchpad including satellite navigation
ECO start/stop function
Active lane keeping assist
Easy-pack tailgate
Radio aerial integrated into front and rear windshields
Hey Mercedes Voice activation
Owners manual and service booklet in English
10.25 inch touchscreen media display
Pre-installation for Vehicle Monitoring
Pre-installation for Vehicle set up
Pre-installation of private car share
7 inch digital instrument cluster display
Mercedes me remote services
Remote and charging services plus
DAB Digital radio
Media interface
Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
2 USB ports (type C) in rear stowage compartment and one in front of center console
Mercedes-Benz sound system - 100W
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Body colour door mirrors
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Aluminium roof rails
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Roof spoiler
Automatic headlamp activation
Adaptive brake lights
Heated windscreen wash system
Matt titanium grey front and rear apron trim
AMG front and rear apron
Rear fog lights
LED third brake light
Dark privacy glass from B-pillar backwards
Heated glass rear windscreen + timer control
LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
Aerial for GPS
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED indicators
Beltline strips and weather strip in chrome
Front door sills with Mercedes-Benz lettering
EQ badging
Single lamella raditor grille with chrome dotted diamond grille and inlay
AMG specific/dual flow exhaust pipes in chrome (non-functional)
Black grained claddings with chrome parts
Car wash function
LED tail lights in two piece design
Heated front seats
Sports seats
Illuminated glovebox
Adjustable head restraints
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Leather trimmed gearknob
Courtesy light in boot
Black roof lining
12V power socket in centre console
Ambient lighting in front headrests
Front centre armrest with stowage
Sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with black rubber studs
Manually height and reach adjustable steering column
Air conditioning - Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control with display
Galvanished gear shift paddles on steering wheel
Luggage net on driver/front passenger seat backrest
3 spoke multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather with flattened bottom and perforated grip area
40:20:40 split folding rear seats with backrest
Two outer rear seat isofix and top tether child seat fixing points
Twin front cup holders
AMG floor mats with AMG lettering and stiched edging
Stowage compartment in centre console
Net in front passenger footwell
Stowage compartment with retractable cover
Charging socket
Pre-entry climate control
Brushed door pulls in silver chrome
Multi-gesture touchpad control on center console
Charging system - AC charging system rated at 7.4 kW
Interior mirror with black reading lamps and frameless
Mode 2 charging cable with 3 pin plug
Mode 3 charging cable 22 kW
Comfort seat pack - GLA Class
Mirror pack - GLA Class
Interior lighting with light and sight pack - GLA
AMG body styling pack - GLA
Load compartment pack - GLA
Parking pack - GLA
Anti lock brake system with Brake Assist
Front passenger seat occupancy sensor
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Electronic Stability Program with Anti Skid Control
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
Electronic parking brake
Drivers knee airbag
Window airbags
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Crash responsive emergency lighting
ESP curve dynamic assist
Driver and passenger head and side airbags
Active brake assist includes forward collision warning system with autonomous braking
Adaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist
Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
Brake pad wear warning indicator
Active bonnet pedestrain safety measure which detects an impact and raises bonnet by 65mm
Bonnet with power domes
Radar-based recuperation
Front brake callipers with Mercedes Benz logo lettering on front
Internally ventilated brakes with perforated brake discs at the front
Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
Alarm system with immobiliser and interior protection -Thatcham category 1
Keyless Go starting function
Vehicle key with decorative surround in chrome
Comfort suspension
Rear axle multi-link
Chrome air vent surrounds
Carbon structure trim
Summer tyres
Tirefit tyre sealant kit
19" AMG 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels aerodynamically optimised painted in tantalite grey with a high sheen finish
CO2 0
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1332
Compression Ratio 2020
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 520
Gears 8
Transmission Automatic
Combined 0.00
Urban 0.00
Extra Urban 0.00
Badge Engine CC 1332
Badge Power 218.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 6.87
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 7.10
Engine BHP 218.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1775
Engine Torque 230.00
Top Speed 137
Front Tyres 235/50 R19
Rear Tyres 235/50 R19
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height
Length 4410
Wheel Base 2729
Width 1834
Fuel Tank Size 35.00
Weight 2295
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1775
Towing Weight Unbraked 750
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

For Mercedes GLA buyers, EQ Power means the addition of the plug-in hybrid technology that features in this clever GLA 250e variant. It can travel up to 38 WLTP-rated miles on a single charge that can be completed from 10-100% in just an hour and 45 minutes from a 7.4kW garage wallbox. And the 1.33-litre petrol engine and 75kW electric motor produce a sprightly 218hp total output, yet a super-low 38g/km CO2 reading. In short, this is a car that's eco-conscious as well as fashion-conscious. If you can afford it, this Mercedes is easy to like.

Background

The Mercedes EQ Power brand covers almost every kind of electrification, from mild hybrids and full-EVs in the company's larger models to the space-efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain that fits into this maker's more compact cars. It's that latter PHEV tech we're looking at here, specifically as applied to the Stuttgart manufacturer's smallest SUV, the GLA. The GLA 250e shares the same plug-in powertrain as the A-Class, the B-Class and the CLA, a set-up that right now just happens to set the segment standard. But can it justify a significant price premium over the conventional petrol and diesel versions of this GLA? Let's take a look.

Driving Experience

Before the advent of plug-in technology, the idea of a humble 1,332cc petrol engine somehow putting out as much as 218hp would have been quite startling but that's the system output of the GLA 250e. That figure combines the 150hp of this model's 1.33-litre powerplant with a 75kW electric motor linked to a 15.6kWh lithium-ion battery. These power sources collectively generate a pretty potent system pulling power figure of 450Nm. So, not surprisingly, performance is sprightly, 62mph dispatched in just 7.1s en route to 136mph. You have to have front wheel drive and an 8-speed 8G-DCT dual clutch auto transmission. Of most interest to a potential PHEV buyer though, will be this model's projected WLTP all-electric driving range - up to 38 miles. Obviously, you won't get anywhere near that figure if you regularly approach the quoted all-electric top speed of 87mph. An 'Electric' drive programme keeps the car in battery drive unless the accelerator pedal's kickdown function is used. In the 'Electric' programme, the energy recovery level can also be selected via paddles behind the steering wheel. The paddles on the steering wheel enable the selection of five different recuperation levels ('DAUTO', 'D+', 'D', 'D-' and 'D--'). The usual additional 'Comfort', 'ECO' and 'Sport' modes are also available. According to the given requirements, the driver is thus able to give priority to electric driving, place the emphasis on driving dynamics or give preference to combustion mode in order to save electric range, for example.

Design and Build

This GLA's PHEV set-up is all very cleverly packaged. An innovative exhaust system layout explains the need for a relatively minimal reduction in boot capacity compared with a conventionally-engined GLA model. The exhaust ends in a centrally positioned outlet under the vehicle floor, with the rear silencer housed in the transmission tunnel. Integrating the fuel tank into the axle installation space creates additional room beneath the rear seats for the high-voltage battery. Otherwise, it's much as it would be in any other GLA. Visual differentiators as to this variant's plug-in status are limited to subtle badging. And inside, the cabin is unchanged, save for extra 'Electric' and 'Battery Level' menus in the MBUX infotainment system. As with any GLA, in standard spec, you get a couple of 7.0-inch infotainment screens - one in front of the driver for the instruments and a centre-dash one for the infotainment functions. Pay extra and you can have both these displays uprated to 10.3-inches in size. To give more of a crossover feel, the front seats are positioned 140mm higher than in the A-Class and there's 22mm more head room up front than in the original GLA. That previous car was a little cramped in the back: this one's better, thanks to a 30mm longer wheelbase, though a little disappointingly, rear head room has been reduced by 6mm. You can though, vary the angle of the backrest - which helps with boot space too, which is around 60-litres down on the 495-litre figure of the standard car.

Market and Model

Mercedes has priced this GLA 250e plug-in at about the same level as the top GLA diesel, the 190hp GLA 220d, which costs around £37,000. For trim, you'll need to choose one of the 'AMG Line' variants. There's 'AMG Line', 'AMG Line Executive', 'AMG Line Premium', 'AMG Line Premium Plus' and 'AMG Line Premium Plus with Driving Assistance'. Standard kit across the range includes LED headlights, aluminium roof rails, heated front seats and Thermatronic two-zone air conditioning. Infotainment's taken care of by a couple of 7-inch screens that feature the MBUX multimedia system with its 'Mercedes me' connectivity and the 'Hey Mercedes' voice-activated virtual assistant. 'AMG Line' trim includes 19-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke alloy wheels, privacy glass, an AMG body styling kit, ARTICO/DINAMICA sports seats with red contrast stitching and carbon interior trim. Disappointingly, you have to stretch to pricier 'AMG Line Executive' spec to get basics like front and rear parking sensors and smartphone integration, a trim level that also includes wireless charging and a 10.25-inch central media display.

Cost of Ownership

The 15.6kWh battery can be charged with AC or DC current via a socket located in the right-hand side wall of the vehicle. This GLA 250e can be charged at a 7.4kW wallbox with alternating current (AC) within 1 h 45 min from 10-100%. Keep everything charged up and Mercedes reckons that 90% of regular commuting journeys can be completed without using the petrol engine. One important comfort feature is the pre-entry climate control prior to starting a journey, which reduces energy usage and can also be activated conveniently by smartphone. The quoted WLTP combined cycle fuel figure is 177mpg and WLTP CO2 emissions are rated between 38-42g/km. The MBUX infotainment system assists the driver in finding charging stations. Just start a search simply by saying "Hey Mercedes, find charging stations nearby". Via the 'Mercedes me Charge' system, drivers of this plug-in hybrid model can optionally obtain access to one of the world's largest charging networks, with over 300 different operators in Europe alone (municipalities, car parks, motorways, shopping centres, etc.). Thanks to navigation, Mercedes-Benz customers can find these stations easily and can gain convenient access to the charging stations via the Mercedes me Charge card, the Mercedes me App or directly from the car. No separate contracts are necessary for this: apart from simple authentication, customers benefit from an integrated payment function with simple billing after they have registered their payment method once. Each charging process is booked automatically. The individual charging processes are clearly listed in a monthly invoice.

Summary

If Mercedes could have made this plug-in GLA variant a little more affordable, we'd have had no hesitation recommending it as a go-to model in the range. After all, there's lots to like here; superb refinement, clean emissions that lead to super-low BiK taxation and the appealing prospect of largely fuel-free commuting mileage. Even as it is, this GLA 250e could make more sense than a conventional model once you add up whole-life costs on a finance deal. The era of plug-in hybrid technology may be relatively short-lived - much of Europe plans to ban hybrid engines by 2035 - but right here, right now, it's the approach to electrification that makes most sense for an awful lot of buyers. But upfront costs need to be driven down if wider consumer uptake on PHEV models like this one is to be realised. If you don't mind paying the premium though, with a GLA 250e, you'll get a premium package in return.

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  • All rentals are subject to the necessary finance acceptance criteria
  • Prices shown are indicative and subject to change.
  • No ownership option is available on this lease
  • Manufacturer's maintenance schedule must be observed and addiitional charges (to mileage) may apply for failure to maintain servicing and any non fair wear and tear damage to the vehicle

WLTP (with effect from April 2020) - Your quote also contains indicative CO2 or MPG values. The data could not be retreived while producing the quote, so we have based it on the lowest possible cost.

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