It seems that a lot of Mercedes ’ new models are getting the "Edition 1" treatment these days.
The German automaker’s new compact crossover will carry a host of exclusive offerings that will be available only for 12 months beginning this November. Among the features include a choice of four color schemes — Cirrus White, Mountain Grey Metallic, Orient Brown Metallic and Designo Magno Mountingrau — bi-xenon headlights, aluminum inserts, brushed stainless-steel sport pedals, upgraded sets and a set of 19-inch, five-spoke AMG black alloy wheels. The exclusive offerings for the GLA-Class Edition 1 are relatively subdued, although we have no idea what the "Designo Magno Mountingrau" color scheme is going to look like, which should make for a nice and pleasant surprise when the models are released.
That being said, the GLA-Class Edition 1 accomplishes what it sets out to achieve: build a special run for this crossover that only those quick enough to pick up can have. For the treat of doing so, customers will have to tack on an extra &euro6,307, which is around $8,370 based on current exchange rates.
Click past the jump to read about the base GLA-Class.
The new GLA-Class follows suit in the new design language of some of Mercedes’ newer models, built in the same styling values of Progression and Tradition. What that means is when you’re looking at the GLA-Class, you might as well be looking into the future of what Mercedes SUVs are going to look like.
In addition to its modern, if not more pronounced looks, the GLA-Class also comes with a choice of engine options, including a turbocharged 2.0-liter, inline-four engine that will come with the GLA250, the only trim of the GLA-Class that will be available in the US.
With that engine, the compact crossover will produce 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to hit 60 mph in just 6.4 seconds to go with a top speed of 145 mph.