If you can’t quite swing a GLA 45, but you’d like your diesel-powered GLA to look like it could keep up with one, Brabus should be your first call.
Pictured here is their tuning kit for the GLA 220 CDI with AMG Line duds. It consists of custom front and rear bumpers, custom badging, a massive roof spoiler, 20″ Brabus wheels and custom side sills.
Inside, you don’t get that much of a Brabus experience, although the car will let you know which tuner you went with once you open the doors, while the floor mats also carry the German company’s name. Still, as equipped, this car features a very sporty interior.
According to the D3 badging on the rear, this car is equipped with the tuner’s ECO PowerXtra D3 kit, which will take your pre-facelifted GLA 220 CDI from its stock 170 PS (167 HP), all the way to 210 PS (207 HP), while also boosting peak torque by 60 Nm (44 lb-ft) for a total of 410 Nm (302 lb-ft).
It may not sound like much, and in the end, it isn’t. However, the car will hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8 seconds flat instead of 8.3, and max out at 220 km/h (136 mph) instead of 215 km/h (133 mph).