Incremental changes seen in 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Incremental changes seen in 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

  • As it enters the fourth year of its current generation, the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class gets a minor facelift.
  • Dual 10.3-inch screens running the latest generation MBUX are now standard.
  • The more powerful 2024 GLA35 also receives new styling along with additional standard equipment.

Spring has arrived, and Mercedes-Benz is celebrating by offering incremental improvements to the 2024 GLA-class SUV. The fabulous little subcompact is getting an upgraded powertrain, a tech update and a minor facelift.

Revised styling starts at the corners with new headlights and taillights. The front bumper and grille have also been changed. A new Spectral Blue metallic paint and three optional wheel designs were added, which capped the exterior styling changes.

Inside, a set of dual 10.3-inch screens, which were earlier part of the Premium package, now come as standard, with the infotainment system running the latest-generation MBUX software. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now available, and Mercedes has added an additional USB-C port with more charging power. The GLA-Class comes with two interior color options: Black and Macchiato Beige, although the more advanced AMG35 offers four interior colors to choose from.

Highbeam assist, parking package, mirror package and keyless go package are all standard now. Pricing for the new GLA-Class with the added content hasn’t been released.

new hybrid power

The 2024 GLA-Class is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that drives the front or all four wheels and makes 221 horsepower; It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. A new 48-volt hybrid system and belt-driven starter-generator augment the powertrain and should bring a bit more athleticism to the new GLA. (We previously managed a 60-mph time of 6.3 seconds in the all-wheel drive 2021 GLA250 4Matic.)

Updates to the Braunier Mercedes-AMG GLA35 largely follow updates to the standard model. AMG adds the same 48-volt hybrid system. The headlights and taillights have been similarly redesigned, and the dual screen houses the latest MBUX software. On the GLA35, the Mercedes-Benz badge on the hood has been replaced with a Mercedes-AMG badge to help differentiate the model. The GLA35 also gets an AMG performance steering wheel.

The GLA35 comes with several standard performance features, including all-wheel drive and a tuned-and-tweaked suspension that boosts driving excitement compared to the regular Mercedes-Benz GLA250. However, it appears that Mercedes has dropped the 382-hp GLA45 from the lineup, leaving only the 302-horsepower AMG GLA35.

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After a brief stint as a detailer for a local dealership group in college, he knew he needed a more sustainable way to drive all the new cars he couldn’t afford and turned to auto writing. I decided to pursue my career. By bugging his college professors at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, he was able to travel to Wisconsin looking for stories in the auto world before getting his dream job. car and driver, His new goal is to delay the inevitable demise of his 2010 Volkswagen Golf.

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