2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250: First Drive Review

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Under the Hood
Power for the GLA 250 comes from a new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 221 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, teamed with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (a bump of 13 horsepower over the previous year). With peak torque available at a low 1800 rpm, the GLA 250 feels quick. According to Mercedes, the front-drive crossover will reach 60 mph in 6.8 seconds — 6.6 seconds with 4MATIC. Top speed gets limited to 130 mph.

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