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Altair Club Cars Review on Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 e

Review on Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 e

If you like the GLA SUV, you’ll love the GLA 250 e model.

For mercedes gla customers eq power means the addition of the plug-in hybrid technology that features in this clever gla 250e variant it can travel up to 37 wltp rated miles on a single charge that can be completed from 10 to 100 in just an hour and 45 minutes from a 7.4 kilowatt garage wall box and the 1.33 litre petrol engine and 75 kilowatt electric motor

Produced a sprightly 218 horsepower total output yet a super low 32 grams per kilometer co2 reading this is a car that’s eco-conscious as well as fashion conscious if you can afford it this mercedes is easy to like this plug-in petrol hybrid model uses the phev powertrain which is also fitted in mercedes a b and cla ranges with this the 163 horsepower version

Of the volume 1.3 litre petrol unit is here paired with the 8-speed mercedes auto transmission and it’s mated to a 75 kilowatt electric motor powered by a 15.6 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery that’s enough to produce a very healthy 218 horsepower system output with a gutsy 450 newton meters of torque and that’s enough to dispatch 62 uh in 7.1 seconds on the

Way to 136 miles an hour if you don’t care about prolonging your potential driving range that’s wltp rated at a very class competitive 37 miles this is progress that you can monitor via a neat selectable energy flow screen that’s available from the center dash monitors eq menu which shows you in real time what’s being driven by what this car has a pleasing

Preference for battery-powered motoring and there’s an extra electric dynamic select drive mode for use if once you get going you want to prevent the combustion engine cutting in in theory you can stay in battery drive all the way up to 87 miles an hour alternatively an electric in city option allows you to save battery charge for urban driving that you might want

To do later on in your trip either way you can maximize battery range with careful use of these steering wheel paddle shifters there when you’re in electric mode not to switch ratios but to vary levels of brake energy recuperation although it’s easier just to pull hard on either one this then selects a radar-based d-auto recuperation program and that basically

Does it all for you a couple of minor dynamic differences separate the 250e model’s drive experience from the more conventional glas one isn’t much of an issue the 8g dct auto gearbox is greater preference to continually shift up to longer ratios and perceived a better economy the other might be though a noticeable degeneration in ride quality which you feel

Over really poor surfaces and speed humps that’s brought on by an extra 150 kilos of battery weight and by the engineering necessity of switching this plug-in model to a less sophisticated torsion beam rear suspension setup visual differentiators as to this variance plug-in status are limited to subtle eq power labeling on the front wings and the 250e badging

At the back otherwise unless you happen to notice the extra eb charging flap on the driver’s side you think this was any other gla inside you’re greeted by an eq branded startup screen in the instrument cluster plus there’s an additional eq menu for the center dash infotainment monitor with charging options consumption energy flow vehicle and engine sections

Otherwise though the cabin is pretty much exactly as it would be on any mainstream conventionally engine gla that means it really does feel very premium in here indeed with man-made leather stitched seats uh glossy piano black center console that flows up into the dash and curious tubular silver door grab handles plus of course as usual with the modern compact

Mercedes there’s the usual high-tech cabin screen fest on show on a gla 250e this touchscreen media display in the center of the dash uh that will always be of the largest 10.25 inch size but depending on spec this instrument cluster monitor will either be seven inches as here or 10.25 inches this whole mbux twin screen setup can be activated by prodding on the

Monitors by various neat touch pads or by the provided hey mercedes voice activated functionality in the back the phev system seems to have brought no discernible compromises in the accommodation provided for passengers that’s because cleverly the fuel tank has been integrated into the space around the axle installation and that creates additional room beneath the

Rear bench for the high voltage battery it all means that as with an ordinary gla legroom is pretty generous by class standards where the plug-in tech usually does compromise things a bit is when it comes to trunk space but mercedes designers say they’ve worked hard to ensure that battery boot intrusion is minimal for this model they’ve created a special exhaust

System layout which ends in a centrally positioned outlet under the vehicle floor with the rear silencer housed in the transmission tunnel which all sounds promising but when the standard easy pack powered tailgate rises you’re still faced with the 50 liter reduction over the boot capacity of a conventional gla there’s 385 liters of capacity on offer overall most

Customers should be able to live what’s available here though something like a folded baby buggy should easily fit and there is a 40 20 40 split folding seat back which uh when it’s flattened can free up as much as 1010 liters of space up to window level or up to 1385 liters if you load to the roof the era of plug-in hybrid technology may be relatively short-lived

Much of europe plans to ban hybrid engines by 2035 but right here right now it’s the approach to electrification that makes most sense for an awful lot of buyers but upfront costs need to be driven down if wider consumer uptake on phev models like this one is to be realized if you don’t mind paying the premium bow with a gla 250e you’ll get a premium package in

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Review on Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 e By Sandown Group

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