Now on its second-generation, the Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021) brings a brand new character based on the Modular Front-wheel-drive Architecture platform.
With its added height, this subcompact luxury crossover looks better and more practical than before.
Under the hood, it comes with an Inline-4, 16 Valves, turbocharged engine, paired with 7G-DCT 7-speed automatic transmission.
This compact power plant generates 163 HP and 250 Nm of torque.
Besides the overall better performance, the German luxury marque greatly improved the 2021 GLA-Class by deploying technologies previously unavailable from its predecessors like the Active Brake Assist, Headlamp Assist, and Attention Assist.
Special Features of the Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021)
Sporty and Exclusive Wheels
The 18-inch 5-twin spoke light-alloy wheels complete the athleticism and exclusivity of the GLA200 Sports Executive.
It indicates style and high rigidity with its black-painted rim wheels and high-sheen finish.
Upholstered in ARTICO Leather
Black ARTICO leather comes as standard in the GLA200 Sport Executive to give that sophisticated upholstery and ambient inside the cabin.
It is a man-made leather/Fléron fabric that looks and feels exactly like real leather.
This ARTICO leather proves to be tough and resilient to stains and does not require special cleaning and products that genuine leather does.
Powerful yet Sophisticated Front End
To fully achieve an aggressive look, the GLA200 Sport Executive has a single lamella grille painted in silver matte with chrome inlay and black dots.
It gives the car that confident stance and powerful yet sophisticated stance.
MBUX Multimedia System
This feature is a cluster of different modern technologies that support the on-the-go lifestyle. It allows you to control your favorite infotainment functions, such as phone calls, destination input, and music selection, without any hassle.
As it activates merely via the “Hey, Mercedes!” keyword, the MBUX has integrated AI that can also learn and save your personal settings in the car.
Active Brake Assist
Active Brake Assist is a system that assesses a collision risk between your GLA200 Sport Executive and other cars on the road.
Practically serving as driver assistance, this technology provides a visual warning and auditory warning when detecting a small distance to the vehicle upfront.
Zero response to the notice leads the system to reduce the car speed autonomously.
LED Daytime Running Lights
Brighter than conventional headlamps, these LED headlights provide more safety and show a clearer view of the road ahead.
The equipped LED Daytime running lights are among the many safety features of this model; they increase the car’s presence on the road to be more noticeable in other drivers’ eyes.
This feature also automatically adjusts the headlamp’s brightness according to the available light in the environment and its distance to the opposite car.
Interior of the Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021)
THERMOTRONIC Automatic Climate Control
The THERMOTRONIC system is a luxury you can enjoy inside the cabin – being able to choose different modes of air vent from diffuse, medium, or focus.
The two-zone climate control can be fully automatic or in manual control via display screen command buttons as speed and airflow can be adjusted according to your liking.
The feature also includes dust and pollen filters, keeping particles as small as 5 microns from entering the cabin.
40:20:40-Split Rear Seats
The GLA200 Sport Executive seats five passengers and offers a secure cargo space.
It offers minivan-like flexibility with its rear seat split in 40:20:40, which can slide fore and aft for additional cargo volume or rear-seat room.
Seat Comfort Package
This feature comes with lumbar support that can be electrically adjusted, including other comfort seat configurations, such as seat height adjustment, seat cushion angle adjustment for both front passengers.
The lumbar support also has four different settings that you can choose from: higher, lower, weaker, or stronger.
As part of the MBUX system, this deployed centre console touchpad provides functionality and convenience for every driver.
Equipped to recognize the scruffiest handwriting and understand phrases to carry out simple instructions.
It also has a multi-gesture set-up that allows operation and control of different features easier, like input in the sat-nav destinations.
Located between the driver and front passenger seats, this centre armrest provides additional stowage compartment upfront.
Under the armrest, the storage has a capacity of roughly about 8.9 litres. If closed, it converts into a comfortable armrest that has soft paddings.
Digital Instrument Cluster
This 7-inch instrument display sits directly behind the steering wheel with a standard high-resolution media with a touch function.
This feature displays a high-resolution media display with navigation settings, providing convenience for the driver and avoiding any form of distraction while driving.
Exterior of the Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021)
Electronically-folding exterior mirrors allow you to adjust your mirrors without leaving your seat.
It conveniently prevents damage to the exterior mirrors, especially when moving through small spaces. This package comes with an auto-dimming feature for the driver’s exterior mirror and the inside rear-view mirror.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021) comes with LED taillights in a two-piece design that boosts its safety and looks.
Compared to other taillights, LED tail lamps react quicker in case of a sudden stop, preventing accidents.
These high-performing tail lights emit more vibrant colours that are much more noticeable, helping you and other drivers safe on any road, even at night.
Because it uses low power, the LED tail lamps last longer as compared with other lights.
Aluminum Roof Rails
The Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021) now exhibits aluminium roof rails and provides additional load space when required.
With this aluminium roof rail, you can securely carry extra luggage and heavy objects for your adventure, such as bikes, skis, snowboarding, or cargo containers.
Rain-sensing Windscreen Wipers
Rain-sensing windshield wipers enable you to focus on the road without worrying about any distractions. It allows you to enhance your visibility on the street and ensure your windshield is clear from drizzle and downpour.
The windshield wipers speed up depending on the amount of rain detected on the windscreen by the sensor.
Extreme Power Delivery
The 4-cylinder In-line, 16 Valves engine from Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021) boasts extreme power delivery together with exceptionally controllable power output.
For a better response, the twin-scroll turbochargers are launched between the cylinder heads, allowing the GLA200 to deliver a maximum power of 163 horsepower and a maximum torque of 250 Nm.
Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021) Specifications
- THERMOTRONIC luxury automatic climate control, two‐zone, with display
- Centre armrest – front, with stowage
- Folding rear seat backrest – 40:20:40 split
- Net in the front passenger footwell
- Seat Comfort package – front passenger seat height adjustment, seat cushion angle adjustment for the driver, and front passenger seat
- Heated front seats
- Seats & Steering column – manually adjustable
- Touchpad on centre console
- Multifunction sports steering wheel in leather with shift paddles
- Trim – spiral look
- Upholstery – black ARTICO man-made leather/Fléron fabric
- DAB digital radio tuner
- “Hey Mercedes” voice activation
- The 7-inch digital instrument display
- MBUX multimedia system
- Mercedes-Benz sound system, 100 W
- USB ports – type C (2), in the rear of storage compartment and one in front of centre console.
- 18” 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, painted in black and with a high-sheen finish
- Beltline strips and weatherstrip in chrome
- Simulated under guard in matt chrome
- Electrically adjustable door mirrors and heated with integrated LED indicators
- Front door sills with ‘Mercedes-Benz’ lettering
- Dual flow exhaust pipes
- Front bumper/underride guard in high-gloss chrome
- LED High-Performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights
- LED taillights in a two-piece design
- Radiator grille – single lamella grille painted silver matt with chrome inlay and black dots
- Roof rails – aluminum
- Active bonnet
- Active Lane Keeping Assist
- Dual-stage, driver & front passenger
- Head and side bags, driver & front passenger
- Kneebag for driver
- Window bags, driver and front passenger
- ATTENTION ASSIST
- Braking – Active Brake Assist
- Braking – Adaptive Brake Assist with HOLD function and Hill Start Assist
- Braking – anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Brake Assist (BAS)
- Crash-responsive emergency lighting
- Cruise Control with Limiter
- Easy pack tailgate
- Electric parking brake
- Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Acceleration Skid Control (ASR)
- ESP Curve Dynamic Assist
- Headlamp Assist – automatic headlamp activation
- Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
- DYNAMIC SELECT
- ECO start/stop function
- KEYLESS-GO starting function
*Due to chip shortages, these features are no longer available at the moment:
- EASY-PACK Tailgate
- Wireless Charging
Technical Data of the Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021)
|Engine||Inline 4, 16 Valves, turbocharged|
|Engine Capacity||1,332 cc|
|Combined Output||163 hp (120 kW) / 5,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||250 Nm / 1,620 – 4,000 rpm|
|Acceleration||8.7 s (0 – 100 km/h)|
|Tops Speed||239 km/h|
|Transmission||7G-DCT 7-speed automatic|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||4,410 mm x 2,020 mm x 1,611 mm|
|Fuel Tank capacity||43 L|
History of Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021)
The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, a compact SUV developed to combine a hatch’s practicality with the option of four-wheel drive. Mercedes-Benz designed and marketed the GLA-Class for over two generations (2013-2019 and 2019-present).
Mercedes-Benz showcased the GLA-lass for the first time at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. A preliminary concept debuted in April 2013 at the Shanghai Auto Show. GLA-Class started production at the Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant in Germany in December 2013.
The GLA nameplate corresponds to the Mercedes SUV terminology, where GL stands for Geländewagen (German for off-road vehicle), and A designates its overall position in the Mercedes range, the smallest in this class or A-Class.
The new GLA has a brand new character based on the MFA2 (Modular Front-wheel-drive Architecture) platform shared with seven other compact Mercedes-Benz models. The new model offers increased headroom and even more legroom by more than 10 centimeters than its predecessor, although it is shorter than it replaces.
With cooperative driver support, the new Mercedes-Benz GLA takes a further step in safety, courtesy of its driving assistance systems. For example, the Driving Assistance Package’s enhanced functions include the turning maneuver function, the emergency corridor function, the exit warning function that alerts the driver to approaching cyclists or vehicles, and a warning when pedestrians are detected near zebra crossings.
For the new edition of the compact model series, the new GLA places its trust in the four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, wholly modernized. They are characterized by significantly increased specific outputs and by improved efficiency and emissions compared to the previous generation.
The new GLA brings together the best from the two segments of the highest volume, compact cars and SUVs. SUVs are a central structural pillar in the Mercedes-Benz product portfolio and now represent Mercedes-highest-volume Benz’s segment. Over six and a half million customers worldwide have opted for a Mercedes-Benz SUV to date.
Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021) FAQ
How many seats does the Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021) have?
The Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021) has a seating capacity of up to 5 passengers.
How many cc/power is the Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021)?
The Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021) is engaged with 1,332cc powered by 4-cylinder In-line, 16 Valves engine, generating 163 hp and 250 Nm.
What is the top speed of the Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021)?
The Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021) accelerates 8.7 s (0 – 100 km/h), with a top speed of 239 km/h.
What is its fuel efficiency?
The Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Sport Executive (FM2021) has a fuel tank capacity of 43-litres and has a fuel economy of 42.8mpg with 7G-DCT 7-speed automatic transmission.
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