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Test drive Mercedes GLA Class

Test drive Mercedes GLA Class

Eve Relationship Motor with Mercedes GLA fold almost immediately. “This car is charged some kind of unique energy. The silhouette and dimensions – like a conventional hatchback, but every fold in the body, the proportions, finish, the smell of leather and the sound recorder create a sense of respectability. Once you realize that this car is not the mass and luxury level “- so our test driver formulates the first impressions from the compact crossover Mercedes-Benz, for which she herself once dubbed” Glafira. ”

However, in order to understand that it is in Mercedes GLA appreciate women need to understand the nuances. My partner on the test recognizes that captivates her first appearance: “I like just to even look at Mercedes GLA – is a source of positive and there are important details. Powerful bumpers and sills with protective pads create a sense of security, but it does not look rough. Lights shine very brightly, and because of the chains of LEDs look glamorous. The doors can be opened without having to take the key fob out of her purse, they are light and closed with a noble slap. Within just marvelous lining the front and metallic parts, but most of all I liked kruglyashi ducts in the aviation-style. ”

Test drive Mercedes GLA Class

I pay attention to Eve as perfect ergonomics. I say that the transfer of the robotic arm of the selector knob on the steering column to unload the tunnel, here we managed to place several boxes, and in a deep arm of organized boxing glove. Places emphasis on the extended range of seat and steering adjustments. But Motor prefer comfortable elements elekroregulirovki front seats on the door panels, seat position memory and that all control buttons are located above the driver’s field of vision – do not need to be distracted from the road.

Test drive Mercedes GLA Class

In terms of practicality Eve almost all suits. “At first I thought -uprus head on the ceiling, which by the standards of crossover is smallish, probably, here it is in a huge double-hatch, to select part of the space. But it turned out that the question removes the widest range of adjustment of seats: seat lower down and as a result got comfortable – and the roof is not back, and the road due to the highly placed bonnet clearly visible. For me it is also important that the landing to get a high, rather like in the SUV than the hatchback. The only thing not immediately used to: because of the high sides poorly visible space in the area of ​​the right wing, and the threshold. Well, there is parking “circle”, which I really enjoyed a couple of times – for the sake of the experiment. Just parking sensors and a monitor without clearly convey the image behind. ”

Continuing the revision of the machine, our test driver commented: “In the back row space is enough not only for children but also for adults. It is important that there is a hatch in the couch, you can put skis, fishing rods or any other equipment. And on the second series of ducts removed and there’s always an excellent microclimate. The trunk is roomy – it enough for shopping and for traveling to the country. In this machine, there are also closing the tailgate button on its inner edge. And I open the rear flap is most convenient with the key – press the button on the key fob, and do not let a few seconds. The disadvantages of the write down no spare wheel. Still, I often travel outside of Moscow, for example, to the country, and the reserve personally I would not stir. ”

Test drive Mercedes GLA Class

Well, I can only agree. After crossover wheelbase – an impressive 2699 mm, which is enough to stay at ease, and 481 liters in the luggage compartment ensures increased compared to soplatformennym A-Class rear body overhang. And with electronic chips significantly increases the comfort level. The only pity is that for many of them, including electric tailgate, have to pay extra. And finally, in the absence of a complete set of spare wheel I do not approve of, you can not always count on the repair kit and towing assistance.

Specially called Eve, waiting for when it will hold for the first half hour driving Mercedes GLA. And no surprise that the motor response to me on speakerphone: quickly understand and connect your smartphone. Little time was spent on the development of browser – how can we not make a compliment intuitive management of the multimedia system COMAND Online! “I feel as if I’m going on autopilot – says our test driver. – I almost careless braking and the car is already warns me squeak, drove the wheels on the dividing line – feel the vibration on the steering wheel. And how great that “Glafira” translates to “tidy” and the central display speed limits! In the case of draconian penalties for exceeding a prompter can be very useful. ”

Test drive Mercedes GLA Class

In addition, the motor remains enthusiastic about the road performance of the Mercedes-Benz: «On the trail Mercedes GLA is like a glove, and in turns, where I used to slow down, you can go at a higher speed – driving feel very confident.” However, in such settings drayverskih has another side. According to Eva, at road junctions and when moving “speed bumps” crossover shakes his whole body as if to say – take me to where the road better. But within Moscow’s suspension of much discomfort she had not noticed: the perceived harsh bumps, but not so much that it was very annoyed.

Option 2-liter 211-horsepower gasoline engine woman enough for the eyes. “At first I was hesitant to activate the” sport “mode men casting, Mercedes GLA already reacted to the team very quickly, – continues the motor – but when I tried, were delighted. From breathtaking acceleration, the engine sounds powerful. In general, when you need to hurry, these settings very appropriate. ” No extra for Eve and all-wheel drive transmission, with her, she feels much more confident and on a slippery road, and trips into the countryside. Motor And like that to Mercedes GLA with reverence are neighbors in the stream, “I do not have problems when it is necessary to restructure or to enter into the stream with a secondary road, this car is respected and usually miss.”

Test drive Mercedes GLA Class

Trains on the car for several days, Motor his verdict: “For the time exploring the car, I kept asking myself – what it touches me. Magic three-beam star? Luxury finishes? Comfort? Excellent handling? Proprietary security? I would compare with the Mercedes GLA is very expensive, but not flashy clothes from the French and Italian designers. Like ordinary shirt, jeans, shoes. But all sewn so efficiently, that no one has any doubt as to your taste and financial solvency. It is for this sense of class and style, I think, and buyers do not pay very little money. “