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Could This Mule Be Hiding The Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz GLA? 2
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Film, mercedes, Mercedes GLA, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Scoops, video on 01 2nd, 2018


To the untrained eye, this is a prototype of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, but look closer and you might doubt that.

Although its low ground clearance and overall stance point to this being the next A-Class, the test car that, naturally, is covered in camo has fender extensions, which makes us wonder whether we’re looking at a mule of the hatchback or the next generation of the GLA.

Development of the premium subcompact crossover is still in an early stage, but the vehicle will continue to share the same architecture with the A-Class. However, it will differentiate itself with wider tracks, increased ground clearance and a higher driving position.

Most of the engine lineup will be shared between the GLA, A-Class, B-Class, CLA, and rumored GLB, and one of the units that will power them will be the new 1.3-liter petrol unit that’s been co-developed by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler. The new engine is already available on the Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic in three power levels: 115PS (113hp), 140PS (138hp) and 160PS (158hp).

The interior of the next-gen Mercedes-Benz GLA will be very similar to the brand’s other compact cars, and it will be dominated by the MBUX infotainment system that on base trim levels will feature two 7-inch displays, whereas better-equipped models will come with two 10.25-inch or one 7-inch and one 10.25-inch screen.

Mercedes will, reportedly, unveil the next A-Class as early as the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, in March, and then they will focus on the A-Class Saloon and CLA/CLA Shooting Brake that will be followed by the second-gen GLA shortly after, so we expect the crossover to arrive near the end of the year or in 2019.

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Mercedes Compact Models To Share Renault’s New Small Petrol Engine 18
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Daimler, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes GLA, Mercedes GLC, renault, Reports on 12 18th, 2017


Daimler and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance co-developed a new 1.3-liter petrol engine that recently debuted on the Scenic and Grand Scenic.

However, the powertrain will eventually be expanded to various cars within the Alliance, and it will also be used on several front-wheel drive models coming from Mercedes-Benz, reports AutoNews.

A Daimler spokesperson confirmed that the next generation A-Class is among the vehicles that will put the 1.3-liter lump to use, and different variations of the unit will be offered in the B-Class, GLA, and GLC as well, but no details surrounding the outputs or where it will be put together have been released so far.

However, the small petrol unit is offered on the French minivans in a choice of three power levels, starting with the TCe 115PS (113hp) and TCe 140PS (138hp), and ending with the TCe 160PS (158hp). The first one comes exclusively with a manual gearbox, whereas the mid-range can be had with an EDC dual-clutch automatic as well, and the latter is offered solely with an automatic transmission, so we won’t be surprised if Merc’s models will follow a similar route.

Renault-Nissan and Daimler’s collaboration started 7 years ago, and so far it has seen the French brand’s 1.5-liter dCi diesel engines being used in the entry-level A-Class, B-Class, and GLA. Moreover, the 1.6-liter petrol unit developed by Renault is also used in the C-Class, and the Renault Kangoo has been rebadged by Mercedes and sold as the controversial Citan.

Note: Next-gen Mercedes-Benz A-Class test car pictured

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Mercedes To Debut New A-Class MBUX Infotainment Systems At CES 2018 12
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in CES, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes CLA, Mercedes GLA, Tech on 12 12th, 2017


After sharing the first interior photos of the upcoming 2018 A-Class, Mercedes-Benz will give educate us on the car’s newly developed infotainment system on January 9, 2018, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The new infotainment system is named “Mercedes-Benz User Experience”, or MBUX for short, and promises “to ensure a pioneering in-car experience” by being “introduced as standard equipment in the next compact car generation”.

From the images shared with the next-gen A-Class’ interior, we already know that base grades will get two 7-inch displays, whereas better-equipped models will come with two 10.25-inch or one 7-inch and one 10.25-inch screens. These replace the traditional instrument panel on one side, and control the infotainment, air-conditioning, and other functions on the other.

As the Germans have already announced, the new MBUX will be found on the brand’s upcoming compact models, which include not only the new A-Class hatch, B-Class MPV, CLA four-door coupe, CLA Shooting Brake, and GLA, but also the A-Class sedan and yet another crossover, probably dubbed GLB.

Set to be displayed alongside the infotainment system at CES 2018 will be the Concept EQA and Smart Vision EQ ForTwo, in addition to the impressive Mercedes-AMG Project One.

The automaker will also demonstrate their automated and autonomous driving technology with test drives in Las Vegas.

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Mercedes Recalls Half A Million Vehicles For Unexpected Airbag Deployment 22
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in mercedes, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes CLA, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes GLA, Mercedes GLC, Mercedes GLK, NHTSA, Recalls on 10 22nd, 2017


Mercedes-Benz has announced the recall of nearly half a million vehicles across the United States due to a problem with their airbags.
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New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Could Debut In Geneva Next Year 8
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, Geneva Motor Show, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes CLA, Mercedes GLA, PHEV, Reports on 10 8th, 2017


Following a long development process, the new generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class is almost ready, and we could see it as early as next spring.
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Mercedes GLB Set To Arrive In 2019, GLG Reportedly Under Consideration 8
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, mercedes, Mercedes GLA, Mercedes GLE, PHEV, Reports on 09 8th, 2017


Rumors about a Mercedes GLB have been circulating for years and a new report is suggesting the crossover will finally arrive in 2019.
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Mercedes GLB Set To Arrive In 2019, GLG Reportedly Under Consideration 8
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, mercedes, Mercedes GLA, Mercedes GLE, PHEV, Reports on 09 8th, 2017


Rumors about a Mercedes GLB have been circulating for years and a new report is suggesting the crossover will finally arrive in 2019.
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Brabus Ups The Ante On AMG Line-Wearing GLA 220 CDI 3
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in brabus, mercedes, Mercedes GLA, tuning on 09 3rd, 2017


If you can't quite swing a GLA 45, but you'd like your diesel-powered GLA to look like it could keep up with one, Brabus should be your first call.
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Mercedes Highlights Its 2018 Model Year Lineup In The United States 1
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in mercedes, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes GLA, Mercedes GLA 45 AMG, Mercedes GLC, Mercedes GLC Coupe, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, USA on 08 1st, 2017


Mercedes is entering the 2018 model year with an assortment of changes and additions to its lineup in the United States.
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Mercedes Highlights Its 2018 Model Year Lineup In The United States 1
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in mercedes, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes GLA, Mercedes GLA 45 AMG, Mercedes GLC, Mercedes GLC Coupe, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, USA on 08 1st, 2017


Mercedes is entering the 2018 model year with an assortment of changes and additions to its lineup in the United States.
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Next-Gen Mercedes GLA Mule Drops Camouflage, Still Wears A-Class Body 31
Jul
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in mercedes, Mercedes GLA, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 07 31st, 2017


Mercedes continues the development of the next-generation GLA, with our spies spotting a late mule in Germany.
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Facelifted Mercedes GLA Available From $43,900 In Australia 3
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Australia, mercedes, Mercedes GLA, Mercedes GLA 45 AMG, prices on 06 3rd, 2017


Boasting a more aggressive appearance, new trim elements and more standard equipment across the range, the upgraded Mercedes-Benz GLA range can be had from $43,900 Down Under.
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Pair Of Jeeps Delivering Revenge To Parking Hogger Smells Fishy 14
Apr
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Funny, Jeep, Jeep Videos, Jeep Wrangler, mercedes, Mercedes GLA, Mercedes Videos, Offbeat News, Parking, video on 04 14th, 2017


We all feel a bit frustrated when we come across a bad parking job, but two Jeep owners supposedly felt like they should teach a lesson to the driver of a Mercedes GLA which was parked over two bays.
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Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz Compact Cars To Be Made In Finland As Well 24
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes CLA, Mercedes GLA, Reports, Valmet on 03 24th, 2017


Besides the Hungarian plant in Kecskemet, the German facility in Rastatt, and the Chinese production site in Beijing, Mercedes-Benz will also produce the next generation compact cars in Finland.
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Mercedes Starts Cranking Out New AMG GT, GLA 5
Mar
Posted by Carscoops Staff in mercedes, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes GLA on 03 5th, 2017


It's all well and fine when an automaker unveils a new model, but it doesn't count until it actually starts rolling off the assembly line. And that's just what's taken place at Mercedes-Benz, which has begun production of two of its newest models lines in Germany.
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