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Mercedes GLA Gets a Price and Launch Date

Mercedes GLA Gets a Price and Launch Date

Aug 7 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

New SUV expected to debut in Frankfurt

Mercedes is currently working on a rival to the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 called the GLA. The GLA will be the first small SUV for Mercedes and is based on the Concept GLA that was seen at the Shanghai...

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Mercedes GLA Gets a Price and Launch Date

Aug 7 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

New SUV expected to debut in Frankfurt

Mercedes is currently working on a rival to the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 called the GLA. The GLA will be the first small SUV for Mercedes and is based on the Concept GLA that was seen at the Shanghai Motor Show earlier this year. The vehicle will be in production form of the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The little SUV will be the fourth car to use the Mercedes Modular Front-drive Architecture. Other cars on that same platform include the A-class, B-class, and the CLA. The Concept GLA featured a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine producing 208 hp.

The concept was also all-wheel-drive and used a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The production version is expected to have a selection engines including a four-cylinder diesel and gasoline engines. The vehicle is also expected to be offered in front-wheel-drive versions as well as all-wheel-drive.


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China finds Mercedes guilty of price fixing, report says

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BMW, others lead shake-up of once-closed Korean market

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Korean automakers may threaten the global dominance of automakers such as Volkswagen and Toyota, but they are fast losing ground at home to foreign brands -- especially premium automakers such as BM ...
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The Ultimate Toyota-thon! The 15 Greatest Toyotas Ever

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Smart ForFour Edition 1

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The second-generation Smart ForFour has a lot of redeeming qualities about it. The fact that it’s bigger than the ForTwo is already a plus on its own, but its front section also looks a lot more modern than I thought it would. So yeah, I’m a fan of the ForFour and I’m actually excited to hear that Smart decided to introduce the ForFour’s own "Edition 1" model.It’s just like what big brother Mercedes has done with so ...
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Car Review: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E 350 Cabriolet

Jul 16 2014 11:13am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview Four-passenger luxury convertible Pros Long-distance comfort, effortless to drive Cons Lacks the outrageousness of old-style droptops Value for money Fair What would I change? Add Dagmar front bumpers and a continental kit (just kidding!) No matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to duplicate the look of utter disdain my Uncle Bob had when he was tooling around in his beloved 1956 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. ...
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