The design obviously borrows a bit from the CLA250 which is most noticeable in the headlights. Speaking of the CLA250, the GLA250 is basically a crossover mirror. It features the same 2.0 liter four cylinder turbocharged and direct injected M271 four-cylinder offering 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This is routed to all four wheels through a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The CLA250 weighs 3,264 pounds and it will be interesting to see how close the GLA gets to this figure.
The car looks great inside and out and will be a great value in the segment challenging the BMW X1 and the not yet for sale in the USA Audi Q3. The upcoming GLA45 AMG performance variant is thus far unrivaled except by the RS Q3 which once again is not yet for sale in the USA (and may never be).