The GLA range comprises two models, the 250 and 250 4Matic, both sharing the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 208 hp and 258 lb-ft. This power is regulated by a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with shift paddles. The 250 comes equipped with front-wheel-drive, while the 250 4Matic has four-wheel-drive as standard.
The entry-level GLA 250 features 18-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, three driving modes, MB-Tex faux-leather upholstery, power front seats with three-position memory and power lumbar, 40/40 split fold-down rear seats, dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, emergency brake assist, keyless entry and ignition, a power liftgate, an eight-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, two USB ports, HD Radio and a six-speaker sound system. As the off-road four-wheel-drive option, the 4Matic adds an off-road driving mode and downhill speed regulation. A graphic display showing you steering angle, tilt, and incline grade is also provided.