Based on the 2014 CLA-Class, Mercedes-Benz has released the first official details and images of the upcoming GLA-Class compact luxury SUV. The model will make its public world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and will go on sale in the United States in the fall of 2014.
The first compact SUV by Mercedes-Benz measures 173.9" in length, 71" width and 58.8" in height. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is also the first Mercedes-Benz to be available with the new-generation permanent all-wheel drive system 4MATIC, with fully variable torque distribution.
"With the compact GLA we add a fifth attractive SUV variant to the Mercedes-Benz model portfolio in this constantly growing segment. The GLA impresses mainly with its progressive character and agile handling," says Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars. "So I am very confident that the GLA with its fascinating design and high everyday practicality will fill many new customers with enthusiasm for the Mercedes-Benz brand."
Power for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class comes from a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine making 208-hp with a peak torque of 258 lb-ft. When the model goes on sale next year, it will be known as the GLA250. An 360-hp AMG version will follow shortly after.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 will first go on sale with 4Matic and the front-wheel drive GLA250 will arrive in early 2015.
Chrysler dropped a statement this morning stating that the pricing for the 2014 SRT Viper has been increased by $2,000 to $99,395. The reason?
According to Chrysler: "The price increase covers some additional standard equipment (HD Radio with Navigation and Uconnect Access; 900 Watt 12 Speaker Harman Kardon audio system, including 2 subwoofers; and the ParkView Back-up Camera.)."
Power for the 2014 SRT Viper comes from a 8.4-liter all-aluminum, V10 overhead-valve engine making 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque. 0 to 60 mph comes in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 206 mph.
Pricing for the 2014 Viper GTS will remain at $121,895.
Oh and just so you're not surprised, there is a gas guzzler tax of $2,600.