Vehicle Profile: 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV
For cutting-edge technologies, stunning style, and powerful drivability, get behind the wheel of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE. This groundbreaking luxury SUV surrounds you with everything you need to make each journey special.
Interior and exterior style
Everywhere you look, the 2021 GLA presents exceptional style. The aerodynamic and smoothly muscled exterior is bolstered by attractive LED lamps, an integrated rear spoiler, and standard 19-inch wheels with a double five-spoke design. To make an even more striking impression, you can opt for 20-inch or 21-inch wheels, dynamic AMG® body styling with a chrome diamond-block grille, or the Night Package with gloss black accents.
The interior of the 2021 GLA immediately wraps you in finely crafted splendor. All models feature power front seats with heat and driver memory settings, while Nappa leather trim, massage functionality, and ventilation are offered as options. The all-digital dashboard, unique console grab handles, power sunroof, and standard 64-color ambient lighting create a relaxing, spacious atmosphere. Premium materials used throughout the cabin include natural wood, aluminum, and woven metal.
The 2021 GLA incorporates plenty of practical touches into its stylish build. A standard power liftgate with HANDS-FREE ACCESS makes loading and unloading the cargo bay a breeze. Standard aluminum roof rails are perfect for transporting sporting gear or extra vacation luggage. If you need to accommodate extra passengers, the 2021 GLA is also available in an optional three-row configuration.
Infotainment and safety tech
Visionary infotainment and safety technologies give the 2021 GLA a decided edge. It all starts with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience, or MBUX, which uses artificial intelligence to pick up on your habits. You can interact with this system via 12.3-inch touch screen, steering wheel controls, a touchpad, or natural voice recognition. Key standard features for MBUX include 3D MB Navigation, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and six months of SiriusXM® All Access. To further enhance your drive, add the optional Burmester surround sound system, a FrontBass® subwoofer, or the gesture-interpreting MBUX Interior Assistant.
The 2021 GLA is just as advanced when it comes to keeping you and your passengers safe. Active Brake Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST®, and Blind Spot Assist come standard to help you stay alert, see what’s going on around you, and avoid crashes. Another standard feature, Active Parking Assist, does all the work of steering in and out of spaces for you. For stress-free driving in traffic, upgrade to Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC®. This cruise-control system automatically adjusts your speed to go with the flow. It can also work with other features to help you change lanes and handle stop-and-go driving.
Performance and handling
Whether you’re in the mood for adventure or smooth cruising, the 2021 GLA has you covered. Three engines are available: a 255-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo, a 362-horsepower 3.0-liter turbo, or a 483-horsepower 4.0-liter V8 biturbo. All of these come paired to a 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission.
To help you enjoy all that power, the 2021 GLA comes equipped with standard DYNAMIC SELECT — a four-setting system that lets you customize the vehicle’s performance and responsiveness to your liking. The standard four-wheel independent suspension uses selective damping for exceptional comfort and precise handling. At every level, the 2021 GLA is also available with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive to help you handle rough conditions.
If you’re looking for a luxury SUV that won’t compromise, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA is the vehicle for you. Balancing beautiful looks, superior performance, and revolutionary tech, it’s an all-around winner.
This article is presented by Zimbrick European.