It’s official: Mercedes-Benz GLA unveiled image

The final production version of the Mercedes-Benz GLA has been officially unveiled, ahead of its public debut scheduled for the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, next month.

After it was teased a couple of times and spied in between, the brand new Mercedes-Benz GLA is finally showing its body, this time in an official way, thanks to the German based automaker pulling the wraps off of it. The Mercedes-Benz GLA is a taller and more muscular version of the A-Class, just like expected, with the crossover getting roof rails, larger alloy wheels, tailgate mounted spoiler, dual exhaust arrangement and an almost identical cabin.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA is 4,417 m long, 1,804 mm wide and 1,494 mm tall, having a cargo space of 421 liters, which can increase up to 836 liters with the rear seats folded. As for the engine lineup, this will include the 1.6 liter 156 HP (115 kW) unit from the GLA 200, the 2.0 liter with 211 HP (155 kW) from the GLA 250, the 2.2 liter diesel with 136 HP (100 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque, from the GLA 200 CDI and the 2.2 liter from the GLA 220 CDI with its 170 HP (125 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft).

The top of the line version will be the GLA 45 AMG which will get the same turbocharged 2.0 liter unit from the A45 AMG and from the CLA45 AMG. The brand new Mercedes-Benz GLA will be available for order in the United Kingdom this November, but deliveries will start in early 2014. Additional details on the model remain unknown for the moment and will probably be announced during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, on the 10th of September.