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SPIED! Mercedes-Benz GLA

Discussion in 'Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class' started by EnI, Nov 30, 2007.

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  1. SKY

    SKY Well-Known Member

  2. Merc1

    Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    Looks like a shrunken BMW X3, but it is cute. Why do they bother with such pics though? Clearly this SUV is going to be a jacked up A-Class which will look nothing like this.


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  3. PHYBENZ

    PHYBENZ Well-Known Member

    This is actually VERY close to the finished product. VERY close.
     
  4. Merc1

    Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

  5. PHYBENZ

    PHYBENZ Well-Known Member

    That was a mule. This is the real thing, you can see the obvious resemblance with rendering.

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  6. tennmb

    tennmb Well-Known Member

    So here we have a mule, which is really just an A-class on a jacked up suspension.


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    And here we have the actual product testing.
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    • PHYBENZ

      PHYBENZ Well-Known Member

    • HighestOfHigh

      HighestOfHigh Global Moderator Staff Member

      This could get real ugly when the covering comes off. I hope I'm wrong.
       
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      • klier

        klier Member

        I really hope so too, but I don't count on it.
         
      • PHYBENZ

        PHYBENZ Well-Known Member

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        • HighestOfHigh

          HighestOfHigh Global Moderator Staff Member

          Something about the rear just seems off. Plus it's starting to look more like a baby R-class instead of an SUV.

          The front does have more presence....but I'm still concerned. Might end up with the same fate as the R-class after a few years.
           
        • NTT

          NTT Well-Known Member

          I hope it works out in the end, I really do.
          We might be pleasantly surprised when the 'camo' comes off.

          The rear looks awkward with those tail lamps which seem to extend beyond the rear fender.
          I hope they change them for final production.
           
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        • tennmb

          tennmb Well-Known Member

          Tail lamps are strange, but i'm warming up a little.
          MB is obviously fully committed to lowering the entry level and expanding the brand.
           
        • tennmb

          tennmb Well-Known Member

          Also needed more in rear. Would have been easy to extend the rear about another 5 inches. Boot space is key in the SUV market. Especially after how bad the A was ripped.
           
        • Mr. Mercedes

          Mr. Mercedes Well-Known Member

          Audi's 'Q' proportions work well. This appears to be as ungainly, perhaps even more so, as the X1.
           
        • hannaz

          hannaz Well-Known Member

          A new rendering of GLA/BLK from facebook

          GLA copy.
           
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          • Merc1

            Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

            Oh wow, Mercedes is going all out with this turbo 4-cylinder.


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          • PHYBENZ

            PHYBENZ Well-Known Member

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            Mark Well-Known Member

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            Wolfgang Well-Known Member GCF Guru Contributing Member

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