Learn more about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class shown at the Chicago Auto Show

By Product Expert | Posted in Chicago News/Events, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz GLA on Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 12:18 am
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class at Chicago Auto Show exterior side

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

For fans of the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the Chicago Auto Show is a great time to see all of your favorite models in one place. In addition to its entire production lineup, multiple newly-announced models have appeared on the floors of the CAS. This includes the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class compact crossover SUV, which has received some pretty significant updates for the new model year.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class at Chicago Auto Show interior front steering wheel and controlsCompletely redesigned, both inside and out, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class at the Chicago Auto Show shows off its new looks. One of the more significant changes made to the model is its new LED headlamps, which give the crossover SUV a more modern, sophisticated persona.

On top of its new exterior features, the new 2018 GLA-Class will also come with a long list of new features. Some of its new technology includes a 360-degree camera, available hands-free liftgate, newly standard rearview camera, app suite, remote start, keyless-starting, dual-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof and an easy-access 8-inch display.

As for the safety front, the GLA-Class is expected to appeal to families with its long list of advanced active features, designed for preventative safety. Some of its safety tech includes lane-keep assist, adaptive braking with hill-start assist, brake drying and brake hold as well as eight standard airbags including dual-front for a safer drive each time you get behind the wheel.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class at Chicago Auto Show exterior rear2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Performance Specs

For the 2018 GLA-Class, two engine options will be available. These include a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that’s able to produce 208 horsepower, which will be available for the GLA250 and the GLA250 4MATIC. The other engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes up to 375 horsepower. This engine is available for the Mercedes-AMG GLA45.

Both of these engine options pair with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Depending on the model you choose, you can also benefit from either front- or all-wheel drive. If you’re interested in AWD, that option is available for the GLA45 only.

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Release Date for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

While no specific date has been put out for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class yet, we do know that it will go on sale this summer. When that time comes, drivers can get behind the wheel of this impressive model here at Loeber Motors!

In the meantime, learn more about this impressive model and the rest of those announced at the Chicago Auto Show here on our blog!

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