Previous Mercedes-Benz models offered in the Edition 1 variant have been the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG and the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Unlike the two aforementioned AMG variants, the changes to the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class are fairly minimal.
Nevertheless, the GLA-Class will be available for the next 12 months with deliveries set to commence in March. Distinguishing the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Edition 1 from the regular GLA-Class are its four new exterior paint options consisting of Cirrus White, Mountain Grey Metallic, Orient Brown Metallic and Designo Magno Mountingrau.
Additionally, the car features new five-spoke 19-inch AMG black alloy wheels as well as bi-xenon headlights. Other small exterior changes include aluminium roof rails and dual chrome tailpipes. Moving to the interior, the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Edition 1 features a new leather-wrapped, three-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel with a selection of new aluminium accents also being found in the cabin. Completing the changes are new leather seats and brushed stainless steel pedals.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Edition 1 package can be ordered for an additional 6,307 euros and fitted to any stock Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.
The first version to hit the US market will be the GLA250 4Matic. It uses a turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine producing 208hp and 258lb-ft of torque. Power is routed through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and the car accelerates from 0-96km/h in only 6.4 seconds. Top speed is pegged at around 240km/h.