2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Gets Tech Upgrades, More Power


The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover is getting numerous updates on its infotainment features and standard amenities.

All-new for the 2015 model year, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA gets infotainment updates thanks to a new larger seven-inch display with a media interface and pre-wiring for Garmin Map Pilot navigation. There is also new HD Voice for compatible mobile devices to help make voices sound clearer. New standard features include Keyless Start, dual-zone climate control and seat cushion length adjustment.

Optional packages have also been reconfigured for the 2016 model year with Keyless-Go becoming a part of the Premium Package, but it also available as a standalone option. The available Rear View Camera now has 180-degree view functionality and a power passenger seat is now available as a standalone option. Included with the Interior Package for 2016 is multi-color Ambient Lighting, which can also be ordered as a standalone option.

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Like the Mercedes-AMG CLA45, the AMG GLA45 also sees its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine get boosted to 375 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The standard CLA250 continues to use a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine with 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the CLA250 goes 0-60 in 7.1 seconds while returning 35 mpg on the highway. The CLA45 does the sprint much quicker at 4.3 seconds.

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