Mercedes-Benz Began Testing a Competitor to BMW X1

September 14, 2012 at 12:17

In order to stay competitive in a very intense market, auto companies have to find the ways to force their products into the market. However, every marketing specialist will tell you that there is more to the strategy than that, because not only putting the product to the market is important, but also pushing the competitor out is crucial too. Thus we will present today the news about the competitor to BMW X1, which will come out of the Mercedes fabrics. The company Mercedes-Benz began testing a compact crossover GLA. This is evidenced by spy shots of new items published in the British edition of Autoexpress. They captured the so-called “mule”, which under the body of the usual “A-Class” has a units which runs in the new model.

Image of new Mercedes-Benz GLA

Image of new Mercedes-Benz GLA

New products will be built on the same platform as the new A-Class hatchback and compact van B-Class – a modular chassis MLA.

Image of the frontal grid of Mrcedes-Benz GLA

Image of the frontal grid of Mrcedes-Benz GLA

Motor gamma crossover, according to journalists edition of magazin Car, will consist of three petrol engines volume of 1.6 to 2.2 liters, developing from 123 to 213 horsepower, and three diesel engines of 1.6 and 2.2 liters capacity of 110 up to 172 horsepower. The car is very promising in all senses.

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