2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA price and specs: $5700 higher entry price, AMG GLA45 S axed

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The Mercedes-Benz GLA small SUV has received an update, with a revised look and minor equipment updates – but the 310kW AMG GLA45 S has been axed.


  • 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA pricing and specifications
  • GLA45 AMG S dropped, other variants upgraded
  • Mild-hybrid technology for remaining models
  • Priced from $68,900 plus on-road costs.

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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA35 AMG

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA goes on sale today with updated equipment and price increases of up to $5700 – or up to 9 per cent – but the flagship high-performance AMG 45 S grade is no more.

Revealed in March, the facelifted GLA scores minor exterior and interior compared to the outgoing model unveiled in 2019, in what is the mid-life facelift for Mercedes-Benz‘s smallest SUV.

There are now three models in the range, as the flagship Mercedes-AMG GLA45 S has been dropped for 2024. It remains on sale overseas, but a spokesperson for the German car maker told Drive it will not offer the model “as part of the range in Australia at this stage”.

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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA250

The updated line-up is priced from $68,900 plus on-road costs in entry-level GLA200 guise – a $5700 increase compared to the 2023 model.

The all-wheel-drive GLA250 4Matic is now $1600 more expensive – starting from $78,900 plus on-road costs – while the now-flagship GLA35 AMG 4Matic tops the range with a $96,900 plus on-road costs price tag.

For 2024, the GLA200 is fitted as standard with Mercedes-Benz’s ‘AMG Line’ exterior appearance package, including new-design front and rear bumpers as well as new-look LED headlights and daytime running lights.

All grades are equipped with revised software running on a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen – now controlled through touch only, with no more touchpad – which now incorporates wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto alongside the existing wired connection.

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The GLA200 is now fitted with features previously reserved for more expensive GLA grades, such as a panoramic sunroof, power-adjustable front seats with memory, keyless entry/starting, adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera and dual-zone climate control (with rear air vents).

Despite being less expensive than its predecessor, the GLA35 AMG has also been upgraded with a Burmester surround sound system, the AMG Night Package, a head-up display and a ‘Driver Assistance Package’ – which includes lane-centring assist and more advanced blind-spot monitoring.

Engine choices are largely unchanged for the 2024 GLA, apart from a 20Nm increase for the GLA200’s turbocharged 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine – now producing 120kW and 270Nm which is delivered to the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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Each variant is now equipped with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, which adds up to 10kW under hard acceleration – though mainly to assist at low speeds.

The GLA250 and GLA35 AMG retain their turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engines, developing 165kW/350Nm and 225kW/400Nm respectively – both mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA is on sale now and stock is in Australian showrooms.

2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA Australian pricing:

  • GLA200 – $68,900 (up $5700)
  • GLA250 4Matic – $78,900 (up $1600)
  • GLA35 AMG 4Matic – $96,900 (down $900)

Note: All prices above exclude on-road costs.

2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA200 standard features:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • AMG Line exterior package
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Artico leatherette upholstery
  • Powered front seats with memory
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument display
  • 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Wired and wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot assist
  • Exit warning assistant
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Active bonnet
  • Collision preparation system 
  • Traffic sign recogition
  • 360-degree camera
  • Keyless entry and starting

2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 adds (over GLA200):

  • Heated front seats
  • Lowered suspension
  • Remote engine start (via Mercedes-Benz smartphone application)

2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA35 AMG adds (over GLA250):

  • 20-inch AMG five-twin-spoke alloys
  • Multibeam LED headlights
  • AMG body styling
  • AMG performance brakes
  • AMG adaptive sports suspension
  • AMG steering wheel in Nappa leather
  • Burmester surround sound system
  • Head-up display
  • Driver Assistance Package

The optional $3700 Plus Package, available on the GLA200 and GLA250, includes:

  • Multibeam LED headlights
  • Illuminated door sills
  • Burmester surround sound system
  • Head-up display
  • Augmented video for satellite navigation
  • Driving Assistance Package

The optional $3500 Aerodynamics Package, available for the GLA35 AMG, includes:

  • AMG rear spoiler
  • Front splitter and canards
  • High-gloss black rear diffuser

Jordan Mulach is Canberra/Ngunnawal born, currently residing in Brisbane/Turrbal. Joining the Drive team in 2022, Jordan has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can be found on weekends either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or swearing at his ZH Fairlane.

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