Photographer Emmanuel Zouboulis set out in a Mercedes-Benz GLA to capture the the Christmas spirit while exploring the festive season in Baden-Württemberg, in cooperation with BW-jetzt and Urlaubsland Baden-Württemberg.
There were no snow worries for grip is at the core of the new GLA-Class, its 4MATIC system providing reassuring traction in all conditions, with the unique suspension setup and 4MATIC’s traction striking the balance between on- and off-road demands in the thriving Mercedes-Benz SUV line-up alongside the M-Class, G-Class and GL-Class.
And between these dramatic light-painting and night shots the Intelligent Light System (ILS) ensures dramatically high visibility from the car with a distinctive and powerful design.
The range starts with 136 hp diesel front-wheel drive variants with six-speed manual change, rising to 170 hp, seven-speed Tiptronic and with 4×4 transmission, and 211 hp petrol 4×4.
But for those who want more there is the AMG flagship version in which the 2.0 litre turbo, the world’s most powerful series-production four-cylinder engine, puts 360 hp and 450 Nm torque on the road with AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission and AMG 4MATIC to sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds to rival many supercars, with maximum speed electronically limited to 250 km/h.
The new GLA 45 AMG high-performance SUV also shines with regard to economy, returning 7.5l/100 km combined, and emissions with just 175 g/km.