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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class: All-wheel drive

Sends the power where it's needed.

The new compact-SUV concept with 4MATIC all-wheel drive and off-road functions and presentation on the CENTRAL MEDIA DISPLAY ensures a safe driving sensation and consistent dynamic handling, in particular on poor surfaces or in adverse weather conditions.

Depending on the situation between 100 and 50 per cent of the torque can be sent to the front axle and between 0 and 50 per cent to the rear axle. Consequently the all-wheel-drive system adapts flexibly and imperceptibly to the respective driving situation. 4MATIC all-wheel drive is available for three models of the new GLA.

The off-road transmission mode offers even better off-road capability at the push of a button. The modified characteristics of the drive system optimise traction in particular on loose terrain. Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR) helps the driver master even steep descents safely. The on- & off-road data on the CENTRAL MEDIA DISPLAY shows steering, pitch and bank angle, for example. Range and output of the off-road lights of the optional Intelligent Light System adapt to the terrain.

The advantages of the new 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system with variable torque distribution at a glance:

  • Especially agile handling due to fully variable, dynamically modifiable torque distribution to front and rear axle.
  • Optimal traction on poor stretches and in difficult weather and road conditions.
  • Slightly increased fuel consumption and slightly higher weight than front-wheel-drive models.
  • Off-road functions with special transmission mode, hill-descent control and visualisation of the functions on the CENTRAL MEDIA DISPLAY.
  • The performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system of the GLA 45 AMG 4MATIC developed by Mercedes-AMG provides a combination of optimum traction and dynamic handling typical of AMG.

[1] The figures shown for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions were obtained in accordance with the prescribed measuring process (Regulation [EC] 715/2007 in its currently applicable version). The figures are not based on an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer; they are provided solely for purposes of comparison between different vehicle models



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